Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Proposed Development at Glover Road and Langley Bypass

As you man be aware Anthem Properties is planning to develop a office/retail complex at the corner of Glover Road and the Langley Bypass.

Glover Road facing part of development

The Downtown Langley Master Plan – Phase III states that Glover Road is a Gateway Street into Downtown Langley. This is the first development that could put the Gateway Streets plan into practice. As it currently stand, this development does not have any pedestrian access off Glover Road and essentially “turns its back to the road.” A current example of this is on 208th Street and Fraser Highway. It creates a hostel pedestrian environment and goes against CPTED standards. Having the retail units with pedestrian access off Glover Road will create a safe, welcoming, and pedestrian friendly entrance to the City and this development. The Glover Road facing part of this development should get the full “Gateway Street” treatment as outlined in the Downtown Langley Master Plan. Given the proximity of Kwantlen University and major residential developments on Duncan Way, it will be worth the while.

Gateway Street Design from Downtown Langley Master Plan

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