During the council meeting, three new development project proposals received first reading from the Maple Ridge council on Tuesday, February 14.
Here are the details.
121 Avenue and Edge Street development
An application was submitted to the city council to rezone three lots in the 22000-block of 121 Avenue as well as 12085 Edge Street.
If approved, the rezoning could clear the way for a six-storey, 128-unit residential building. The area is currently zoned single detached residential.
Currently, there are four lots with older single-family houses that have a lawn, landscaping and trees at the proposed redevelopment site.
The proposed development is slated to include 2,200 sq. ft. outdoor amenity space as well as two levels of underground parking accessed from the south.
There will be a total of five three-bedroom units, 36 two-bedroom units, 19 one-bedroom and den units and 68 one-bedroom units.
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Residential development on 24369 110 Avenue
An application to rezone 24369 110 Avenue from single detached rural residential to single detached half-acre residential was submitted to the council.
If approved, this will divide the existing land into eight single-family lots not less than 5,996 ft. in size.
The property is part of the Albion Area Plan and Conservation.
The Albion Area Plan aims to add new and diverse range of residential developments while ensuring environmentally sensitive areas are protected.
This property includes an area that is considered ecologically sensitive.
Coun. Jenny Tan expressed her concerns about the development.
“I think about where we want to go in the next four years in providing homes that are transit-oriented and close to services and when I look at this, I see a large eastward expansion,” she said during council meeting.
Other subdivisions around the proposed development have been approved which would require the development of sidewalks, street lights and more.
Although these costs will be covered by the developers, it will add infrastructure maintenance costs to the city of Maple Ridge, she added.
“We should shift our focus to developments that are closer to the town centre that are multi-family apartments, closer to services and closer to public transit without the long-term infrastructural cost of maintenance,” said Tan.