Scottsdale Centre could be turned into two six-storey apartment buildings. (Google Maps screenshot)

New condo development proposed for North Delta

The two six-storey apartment buildings would be on Nicholson Road if the application goes forward

Another high-density development application is making its way to council, this time for two apartment buildings on Nicholson Road.

A rezoning application has been submitted for 6950 Nicholson Rd., the site of a number of commercial buildings off 70th Avenue. The application proposes two six-storey apartment buildings, with a total of 181 units.

Past development proposals for that site have not gone well.

In 2006, the area was the subject of another development application. At that time, it also included the site of the former North Delta Inn, now a vacant lot, located on 70th Avenue.

That 2006 proposal included one or more 29-storey highrise apartment buildings on the site, as well commercial space on the ground-level.

Residents were opposed to the proposal, citing traffic and parking concerns, as well potential issues for the communities. The project did not go forward, although a summary of the first round of public consultation in May 2006 noted that residents felt the need for the North Delta Inn site to be re-developed in some way.

The current development application does not include the controversial North Delta Inn site, although it does include the back properties of that earlier proposal.

The site in question is part of the Scott Road Corridor, an area of North Delta where the city is trying to encourage more high-density development. So far, there are two high-density applications along that corridor: a 35-storey highrise with 26 townhomes on Scott Road and 75A Avenue (which is currently on hold) and a 31-storey mixed-use development on Scott Road and 95A Avenue.

RELATED: North Delta residents concerned about traffic, density with proposed Scott Road highrise

The Nicholson Road proposal would require amendments to the official community plan to allow for greater density on those properties. It would also require rezoning from commercial to apartment residential.

In order for the application to move forward, it requires a development variance permit to reduce the amount of outdoor amenity space, the number of visitor parking spots, and increase the maximum amount of small car parking spots required by Delta.

If the application moves forward to first and second reading, neighbouring residents will be informed of the development proposal through a notification letter, and the city will hold a public information meeting to introduce the development to residents.

If the application proceedings past second reading, a public hearing will be held.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing Surrey snowshoer found dead on Mt. Seymour

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Suspect charged after four Surrey banks were robbed in just four hours

Financial institutions in North Surrey targeted on Feb. 12

Surrey says WorkSafeBC should be in charge of asbestos abatement

City staff say WorkSafeBC has ‘greater knowledge, experience and expertise’ concerning asbestos

Surrey RCMP say 14-year-old boy stabbed at Guildford mall

Police say the boy had ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, suspect arrested

Former NHL star Fleury in Surrey for conference on child abuse

At Surrey City Hall, two-day event hosted by Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

‘It consumed my life’: Inside the world of gaming addiction

World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Police seize bottles of grapefruit vodka from wanted man’s snow-pants

The men were pushing two shopping carts with a woman inside

Tonight’s sporting event costs more than the Super Bowl, and Obama is going

Tickets are going for more than $4,000 to watch the Duke - North Carolina basketball game

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNC-Lavalin controversy: poll

Overall, 41 per cent of respondents believed the prime minister had done something wrong in the affair

Most Read