Delta townhouse proposal gets bigger

A proposed townhouse development along a busy Delta roadway has been revised.

An application was submitted earlier this year for a 56-unit development at the corner of 116th Street and 72nd Avenue where nine single-family lots were purchased and consolidated.

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The rezoning application in the 1100-block of 72nd Avenue, which would also see a variance on the minimum setback from the legal centerline of 116th Street, would have had the townhomes constructed in 11 buildings.

The application by Gurcharan Minhas, which still has to be considered by council, has since been changed with a revised number.

According to the planning department, changes have been made to the proposed site layout, the number of proposed units increased from 56 to 64 and the number of buildings increased from 11 to 13.

As far as gathering resident input now that regular public information meetings have been put on hold due to Covid-19, the planning department notes that to respect the orders and direction of the provincial health officer, Delta will be hosting an online public engagement session in-lieu of an in-person public meeting or open house. 

It will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the proposal, provide feedback and ask questions, while additional information will also be presented by the applicant and city staff on the proposal and development application review process, the planning department explains.

More such applications could be coming for 72nd Avenue as homes along the strip have been put up for sale for land assemblies.

Two other townhome developments have been built nearby recently with a 60-unit development at the corner of 112th Street and a 40-unit development across the street from the latest application, also located at the corner of 116th Street.

The city, meanwhile, has millions in road improvements planned for 72nd Avenue but that project has been put on hold for now. Engineering staff are to have a final design on the road project later this year.








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