North Delta might be home to a 37storey high-rise if council allows Blexo Developments Ltd. to go ahead with its apartment building project, just south of the Delta Shoppers Mall off Scott Road.
It would be the community's tallest building by far.
Three 14-storey buildings currently share that distinction in North Delta. One building is at 88th Avenue and 119th Street and the other are two across the street from where this new building would be built.
A public hearing on the project is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre.
The new 302-apartment high-rise, if approved, would stand on 1.4 acres at 11941 80th Ave. where a nursery and coffee shop used to be before they were demolished in 2004.
"A lot of people are retiring and don't have a place to go," Mayor Lois Jackson noted.
She said the strata would feature small studio suites and two-bedroom suites with dens for sale.
Jackson noted that many people who grew up in North Delta have been priced out of the local real estate market, but a project like this "would kind of bring you home."
"We need other housing." Delta council has received other applications for high-rises along the Scott Road corridor over the past several years.
One was for three 18-storey buildings near 72nd Avenue, but "it just kind of died on the vine," Jackson said.
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