How the City of Maple Ridge can best develop downtown properties including Cliff Avenue is the subject of a new survey.
The survey is available online, and residents can offer their opinions until Nov. 15 at noon.
A group of properties on Cliff, Selkirk and 119th Avenues are being looked at, for long-term planning, as the city reviews land use designations in its Town Centre area, between 221st and 222nd Streets.
The city notes that these properties are currently designated as single-family residential. The land lies in a transitional area that borders both the Town Centre and Lougheed Transit Corridor area plans. The Town Centre plan guides growth in the downtown area, while the Lougheed Transit Corridor plan sets out development along Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road to the west of the Town Centre. The latter plan calls for higher density housing, with more focus on rapid transit service.
The city held an open house on Oct. 30 at the Maple Ridge Public Library to get public input.
The public was told the city sees development potential for Selkirk and 199th Avenues being multi-family residential buildings – townhouses and apartments. Building heights could reach 25 storeys, or higher where appropriate.
Future land use on Cliff Avenue being considered is low-rise apartments and commercial space.
Nov 5, 2023 8:00 PM