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Tsawwassen rental apartment application to go to public hearing

The development would be one of only a few purpose-built rental projects built over the last decade in Delta
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Having five storeys and two levels of underground parking, the development would include five studio units, 27 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units.

Delta council on Monday gave preliminary approval for a proposed Tsawwassen market rental apartment building to send the application to a public hearing.

The project at 1467 56 Street would comprise 48 units and requires several approvals including an amendment to the Official Community Plan.

Located at the southwest corner of 14B Avenue and 56 Street, the vacant site was once occupied by a gas station.

Pedestrian entry would be from 14B Avenue at the northeast corner of the five-storey building, while vehicular access to the two-level underground parkade would be from 14B Avenue.

The building would contain both an indoor common amenity area and an outdoor common amenity area at the rear of the proposed development.

A report by the planning department notes the owner has offered to provide a contribution of $100,000 towards a crosswalk on 56 Street along the building frontage.

The owner has also incorporated streetscape beautification improvements along 56 Street, which include new sidewalks, planted boulevards, trees, decorative street lighting and irrigation.

The report also notes that Delta's Housing Action Plan prioritizes and supports the addition of more diverse housing options, including rental housing and accessible housing units in close proximity to services, amenities and transportation routes.

A date still has to be announced for the public hearing.