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Throwback: The North Delta Inn

.A condo development has gone up next door while another condo development is proposed for a former gas station site fronting the North Delta Inn property.
The hotel building was shut down several years ago after the city discovered 27 units occupied as a low-income, long-term residence with make-shift cooking facilities, as well as numerous other health as safety violations.

Let’s take a step back in time to visit a former hotel and bar that had a long history of controversy.

The North Delta Inn at the corner of Scott Road and 70th Avenue, off Nicholson Road, was torn down a few years ago after the city moved to shut it down.

Clearly having seen better days with all sorts of code violations, the hotel by the end was being used without permits as low-cost rental housing.

The owners of the vacant property last year submitted preliminary plans for a mixed-use development.

It would include three, six-storey buildings with a total of 243 residential units as well as 11,712 square-feet of ground level commercial space.

No rental housing is proposed.

In late 2019, a previous development concept for the property was discussed by Delta council.

That proposal included a mixed-use development with 432 residential units and some commercial and public amenity space.

That plan included a six-storey rental building on the west portion of the site, a 24-storey building in the middle of the site and a 29-storey building on the east portion of the site.

The latest development proposal saw a reduction in the heights to comply with the recommendations of the Mayor's Housing Task Force for Scott Road.

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