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Opponents of Delta mall redevelopment rally Saturday

Protesters urged residents to show up at Monday's city council meeting
Opponents of the proposed major redevelopment at the mall made their views known Saturday afternoon.

A group of residents, opposed to the proposed major redevelopment of the Delta Shoppers Mall, held a protest fronting the site on Scott Road on Saturday afternoon.

Holding placards and waving at passing motorists, the protesters were urging people to attend the upcoming city council meeting in North Delta on Monday, Sept. 11, although the redevelopment application is not going to be considered by council.

The residents have been gathering petitions and sending letters to municipal hall conveying concerns including the proposed density and traffic impacts.

The proposal includes four buildings ranging from six-to-32 storeys with 876 residential units.

The application also includes 10,572-square-metres of office space, 7,178-square-metres of commercial space as well as childcare space. The city recently held several public information meetings in North Delta.

The redevelopment plan is one of several approved or still in an application process that would see a major transformation of the Scott Road corridor.

Down the street from the Shoppers property is the site of another high-density residential proposal, located at 119A Street.

That proposed redevelopment would see a multi-unit project with 283 residential units.

Supporters have been citing the need for more affordable housing types in Delta.