A development proposal to build a 153-unit residential complex fronting the future Delta casino is steadily making progress as it moves along in the application process.
The proposal, which has yet to come to Delta council for consideration, recently cleared an important hurdle with an endorsement by the city’s Advisory Design Panel, which commended the applicant for bringing forward a unique and affordable housing development.
The applicant told the panel that rather than developing a mixed-use building within the existing zoning, their intention is to provide affordable housing for residents, and that it is very difficult to purchase affordable housing sites within South Delta due to land costs.
Located near the interchange of Highways 99 and 17A, the application by Shato Holdings Ltd. would see 138 apartment condos in two buildings and 15 townhouse units.
Some of the housing units would be supported with an affordable housing funding arrangement.
Requiring an Official Community Plan amendment, rezoning and other approvals, the residential buildings would be connected by an under-building parkade for residents and visitors, accessed via a new private road.
Shato Holdings Ltd. also owns the land where the casino and hotel now under construction will be located.
Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. is leasing that site.