An application to build a townhouse complex in the middle of a North Delta single-family neighbourhood has been dropped in favour of a detached house plan.
Last year, Westcorp Developments 92 Avenue Ltd. submitted an application for a 32-unit residential development, which included three houses and 29 townhouses, on a large property in the 11400-block of 92nd Avenue, behind Delview Secondary and Gibson Elementary.
Zoned single-family, higher density housing had not been envisioned by the city in the community plan for that site
Council last fall directed staff to send the application to the public consultation and review stage.
The planning department recently informed council that four letters and an 84-signature petition in opposition were received.
Residents were concerned about the proposed density and type of development, traffic and parking issues and the proposal to remove mature evergreen trees.
In response to resident comments, the applicant decided to withdraw the development proposal and re-submit a revised proposal.
The new application for 10, single-detached residential lots, is consistent with the land use designation, therefore, an Official Community Plan amendment is no longer required, planning staff explained.