With not a comment or discussion to be had, the application for a housing development at Evergreen Lane breezed through its first and second reading by City of Delta council on July 26.
Referred to a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 9, the proposed project entailing 198 units of affordable housing for seniors, families and inclusive housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities, would be taken on in two phases.
Of the 198 units, up to 10 would be inclusive housing units for individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Delta Housing Be Mine Society.
“Phase one would include 130 seniors housing units in a four-storey apartment building to the north. Phase two would include 68 family housing units in a 48 unit four-storey apartment building and a 20 unit three-storey townhouse building to the south,” reads the report by the Community Planning & Development department.
The site currently contains three rental apartment buildings with a total of 119 units between 4603, 4625 and 4649 Evergreen Lane.
The 4625 and 4649 buildings, which are already vacated, are proposed to be demolished to accommodate phase one of the project while the 4603 building would be retained until phase two was proposed for development.
“For phase one, there would be three rent classifications for the development: rent-geared-to-income (50 per cent), affordable market rentals (30 per cent) and lower market rentals (20 per cent),” reads the Delta staff report.The apartment units would be managed by Affordable Housing Societies, who would fund half of the units with B.C. Housing funding the other half.