A new multi-purpose building in Ladner, that will include space for the South Delta Food Bank, has moved a step closer to reality.
Delta council has unanimously approved an application by Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for a development variance permit to build the new structure on space occupying what’s now the front Lighthouse Church parking lot at 5545 Ladner Trunk Road.
The church site currently houses the South Delta Food Bank and a childcare space, operating out of temporary buildings. Those services will be moved into the new 20,300 square foot building. The temporary buildings would then be removed.
The first two floors of the new building will house the childcare and food bank operations while the third floor is designed as office space to accommodate general administration for the users of the site, as well as other community services.
The owner is proposing to provide 84 parking spaces under a joint-use parking scheme.
A report to council notes that a parking demand analysis undertaken by the owner indicates that on-site parking would be sufficient with the exception of major holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
For all other times of the year, the parking supply is expected to be in excess of demand.