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Public to have say on proposed Tsawwassen apartment building

Proposed apartment complex off to the public consultation and detailed review stage
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Delta’s planning department notes 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.

Delta council this week agreed with a staff recommendation to proceed with public consultation for a new application to build an apartment complex in Tsawwassen.

The proposal would see the 48-unit market rental apartment building at 1467-56 St., located at a vacant lot formerly occupied by a gas station.

Prior to making a formal application, Bosa Properties and their consultant engaged in a pre-application review process with Delta to refine aspects of the proposal and introduced the project at a council workshop in February, a planning department report notes.

The apartment building would comprise five storeys including two levels of parking.

Pedestrian entry would be from 14B Avenue at the northeast corner of the building, while vehicular access to the parkade would be from 14B Avenue.

The application is at a preliminary stage and aspects of the proposal may change in response to a detailed staff review as well as council or community comments.

The application requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan to exempt the maximum permitted unit density, floor space ratio and height for the area.

The report also notes the Delta Housing Be Mine Society has approached the city to ask if the applicant would consider allocating housing units within the development for persons with intellectual disabilities.