Committee endorses Tsawwassen townhouse application

The Community Planning Advisory Committee has endorsed a 38-unit townhouse application pitched for 8A Avenue in Tsawwassen.

The application by Maple leaf Homes involves consolidating the four residential properties to develop the units in seven buildings. Located across the street from South Delta secondary, and surrounded by single-family homes, the development in the 5300 block of 8A Avenue and 53A Street requires a rezoning from single-family to townhouse.

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The proposal also includes the developer acquiring and consolidating a small portion of city-owned land at the east of the properties in exchange for a portion of land from the northeast portion of the site for consolidation with Winskill Park.

Discussing the project last month, the committee was told it will “provide smart density housing for Tsawwassen” and can “enhance the sense of community.”

The committee was also told the project can help meet the housing demands of young families, primarily 20-to-40-year-old couples looking for room to grow, and blended or single-parent families looking for close proximity to the secondary school and town centre. Tsawwassen has nearly 200 detached homes on the market, but only seven townhomes.

Planning staff note the application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to council for consideration. The applicant has been told to conduct a traffic analysis to determine the impact of project on traffic in the surrounding area.

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