Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 15, 2018 Council Meeting Notes: Redevelopment, street, and park projects on-the-go.

Yesterday, I posted about the public hearing and related bylaws which were on the agenda for Monday night’s Langley City council meeting. Today, I will be posting about some of the other items that were on the agenda.

Council gave first and second reading to a bylaw to accommodate at 4-storey, 40-unit apartment building at 5398, 5410, and 5448 208th Street. This will allow a public hearing to be scheduled in the future.

Rendering of proposed apartment at 5398, 5410, and 5448 208th Street. Select image to enlarge.

Site plan for proposed apartment at 5398, 5410, and 5448 208th Street. Select image to enlarge.

Third reading was also given to a bylaw which will allow for a 4-storey, 127-unit apartment building located at 5423, 5433, 19900, 19910, 19920, and 19930 Brydon Crescent. You can read more about this in a previous post, but one of the key features is that there will be a pedestrian/cycling right-of-way provided to connect Brydon Crescent and the trail along the old Interurban right-of-way that connects between Brydon Lagoon and Michaud Crescent. $254,000 in Community Amenity Charges will be received for this project from the developer, with a significant portion dedicated to building a trail bridge across Baldi Creek.

Final reading was given, and development permits issued, for the following:

Final reading was also given for our annual tax exemption bylaw. You can read more about the properties that were exempt in a previous post.

Council heard from Ginger Sherlock who is the Emergency Program Coordinator for the Langley Emergency Program. She wanted to remind council about the Great British Columbia Shake Out which takes place on October 18th.

Council also received an update about various projects in our community. Of note, because of the natural gas pipeline explosion in northern BC, asphalt plants have been shut down in the Lower Mainland. This means that many paving projects have been delayed in the City. Some of the projects on-the-go include the:

  • Repair and reopening of the Brydon Park Zip Line.
  • Installation of new trail markers along the power line right-of-way.
  • Reopening of a trail that connects streets to the south side of Condor Park.
  • Installation of a new sidewalk along 46A Avenue.
  • Completion of the new sidewalk along Duncan Way, connecting to the 204th Street overpass.
  • Completion of the installation of a new culvert at 48th Avenue.
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at 50th Avenue and 200th Street.
  • Continued work along Douglas Crescent to replace underground utilities between 206th Street and 208th Street.

Tomorrow will be my last post about council before the election.

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