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OCP amendment needed for Tsawwassen apartment proposal

The building would be located at the southwest corner of 14B Avenue and 56 Street in Tsawwassen.
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The City of Delta will also be holding a future virtual public information meeting with an online question-and- answer period.

The City of Delta is currently gathering public feedback on a proposal to build a 48-unit market rental apartment building in Tsawwassen.

The residential complex at 1467-56 St. would see the apartment complex built on a vacant lot formerly occupied by a gas station that closed almost a decade ago.

Driveway access and pedestrian access would be from 14B Avenue.

Delta council this spring agreed with to proceed with public consultation but the application is still at the early stage and must still go back to council for preliminary approval.

The proposal does not comply with the current land use designation when it comes to the density or height, so the application requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan.

Residents have until July 9 to provide comment and can get more information by calling the community planning and development department or email

Meanwhile, the city is still formulating a new housing action plan, which follows a citywide housing needs assessment that was completed in 2019.

Staff already identified several key themes based on early feedback, including: expanding rental options, housing young people and families, supporting aging in place, supporting more integrated supportive housing options, supporting density and community character, and exploring innovative approaches to housing.

Planning staff this spring provided council with a report on the community feedback received on the recommendations in a draft plan that was presented.  

A final version of the housing action plan is expected to be considered by council later this year.