A potential 35-storey residential development on Scott Road is advancing to public consultation after approval from council on Monday, May 29.
The application is for a 35-storey residential building with limited commercial space at ground level and several three-storey townhouse units at the northwest corner of 75A Avenue and Scott Road. The building would have underground parking, accessible from 119A Street.
Council’s approval means the consultation process for the proposed development can begin; it does not necessarily mean the development will be approved for construction.
The public consultation process will include placing public notice signs along the properties on 120 Street, 75A Avenue and 119A street; sending notices to surround property owners; holding a public information meeting to introduce the proposed development; and holding a public hearing if the application proceeds past second reading.
Community planning and development director Jeff Day said the developers want “to move this forward as quickly as possible.”
“I anticipate the public information meeting would happen before true summer comes in,” he continued.
At the public information meeting, information on the building’s amenities will be brought forward. Currently, the development includes limited commercial spaces on the ground floor of the building, including a coffee shop and a business office because, Day said, “we don’t want to dilute the commercial along Scott Road.”
If the development is approved, the six properties covered by the development would be rezoned from multi-unit residential properities and medium density residential properties to mixed use properties.
“It’s just at the preliminary stage right now,” Day said. “There’s a lot of things we need to go through in terms of the form and the character of [the development].”
The development’s design will be brought forward during first and second readings, giving council members and the public a chance to weigh in on what the building would look like.
“At this point, we’re satisified that it’s developed to a mark … that council would expect where we are able to take it out to the public,” Delta CAO George Harvie said during the May 29 council meeting. “But we always come back with some good additions and modifications based on public consultation.”
If approved, this would be the second high rise along that stretch of Scott Road. Delta Rise, which was officially completed on May 6, 2017, is a 37-storey residential building on 120 Street and 80 Avenue.
The new proposed development is located within the area covered by the Scott Road revitalization bylaw, which has established reduced municipal fees and taxes to encourage commercial and high density residential development along the Delta/Surrey border.
However, the proposed development would not automatically qualify for those bylaw incentives: eligibilty has to be determined first.
The application for the building was put forward by developers Arzone Real Estate Investment Ltd. and Hari Homes Incorporated.
Both parties has been involved in other North Delta development proposals in the past, including a 20-unit townhouse development proposal on 84th Avenue and 115 Street.