Tuesday, November 7, 2023

November 6 Council Notes: Fraser Highway One Way Parking Lot Relocation, Demolishing Buildings Around City Hall/Timms, Truck Parking

Last Monday, Langley City Council gave first, second, and third readings to a bylaw to close the "road" which makes up the parking lot on the left, just after you enter the Fraser Highway One-Way section off 204th Street. This parking lot used to be the alignment of Glover Road when the railway ran down Michaud Crescent and the current Glover Road.

A map of the old section of Glover Road, which is currently a parking lot. Select the map to enlarge.

This bylaw would enable the City to sell the parking lot property if given final reading. If the parking lot is sold, the City would require the future owner to provide the same amount of public parking spots currently in that lot as part of any building project.

The City and Council understand the importance of those parking spots for businesses today. Last night, Council tendered a contract for $555,597.55 with a $55,000 contingency to RDM Enterprises Ltd. to demolish several buildings around City Hall, including the old Langley Hotel. The City owns these properties.

A map of buildings (in blue) to be demolished. Select the map to enlarge.

The City will temporarily use some of these soon-to-be-empty sites for temporary parking to make up for the future closure of the parking lot just off Fraser Highway, as noted in this post, and during the upcoming Fraser Highway One-Way renewal project.

The City plans to use the land around City Hall and Timms Community Centre to expand them and to build a Performing Arts Centre.

Council also gave first, second, and third reading last week and final reading this week to update the City's Highway and Traffic Regulation Bylaw. The update ensure that heavy trucks (semi trucks) can only park on truck routes, not in residential areas or other areas that aren't truck routes.


Anonymous said...

Hi I was wondering if you’ll be posting about the development proposal currently just starting development at 20411 Fraser Hyw

Nathan Pachal said...

There is no active application at this time beyond the demolition. As soon as it comes to Council, I’ll post about it here.