MK Delta Lands is submitting another development application for its property adjacent to Burns Bog.
Company representatives made a presentation to Delta council Monday to unveil the latest proposal for the site on the east side of Highway 91 between 72nd and 64th avenues.
"The proposed development concept continues to offer numerous benefits to North Delta," said Joanne Barnett, company president. "We will be creating a mixed-use development with a diversity of housing, greenway and trail connections, and this was the vision that was presented to us by the people who joined us in public consultation at the beginning of the formation of our development concept."
The new proposal has reduced the amount of commercial space, dropping the outlet mall from the plans, while increasing the number of residential units to 1,100. The majority of those units, at more than 600, would be apartments.
The site is currently zoned industrial with permitted uses that include peat extraction. It's designated as a resource study area in the Official Community Plan.
Noting they would be providing much needed housing diversity for young people and seniors, Barnett said it's a much better use of the land than the current zoning, while incorporating a number of ecological benefits.
MK Delta Lands has about 200 hectares (500 acres) in the area, land that was not included in the major purchase of Burns Bog by several levels of government a decade ago.
The company is proposing to develop 35 hectares (89 acres), including creating green space, while donating 75 hectares (189 acres) on the west side of Highway 91 to Delta for inclusion into the designated Burns Bog ecological conservancy area.
The company will hold a series of information meetings at Sungod Recreation Centre beginning Thursday, Sept. 26. The drop-in sessions, which run from 4 to 8:30 p.m., will also be held Oct. 3 and 10. For more information on the application, visit www.mkdeltalandsgroup.com.
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