DELTA — A revised development proposal for a large tract of land adjacent to Highway 91 is scheduled to come before Delta council Monday (Sept. 23).
MK Delta Lands will unveil a plan for a large-scale housing and commercial development for a 35-hectare (89-acre) parcel on the east side of the highway between 64th and 72nd avenues.
The revised proposal is the company's third vision for the site and drops much of the commercial component of the previous plan to create a "lighter footprint," according to MK Delta Lands president Joanne Barnett.
Barnett didn't want to provide specifics of the proposal until council members have seen it, but said a much smaller neighbourhood commercial centre has replaced the outlet mall.
Another aspect of the proposal that hasn't changed through the various revisions is an offer to turn over 80 hectares (193 acres) on the west side of Highway 91 to be added to the Burns Bog conservancy area. The land eyed for development is next to the conservancy area, but outside the designated protected zone.
MK Delta will host a series of public information drop-in sessions at Sungod Recreation Centre from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10.
The Burns Bog Conservation Society continues to lobby against the proposal. President Eliza Olson maintains that although there have been public information meetings, a public hearing is needed so the community finally has the opportunity to raise its concerns.
A public hearing will be held if council gives the proposal preliminary approval.
The presentation to council takes place at the Kennedy Seniors' Centre at 7 p.m.
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