Delta Fresh Cold Storage Warehouse/Food Processing Facility

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Location: 10555 64 Avenue and unaddressed parcel PID: 000-985-112

File Number: LU009040


The purpose of this application is to permit the construction of a cold storage warehouse and food processing facility with administrative offices on the two subject properties. The development is intended to serve the farming communities of Delta, Richmond, Surrey and others in the Lower Mainland. The subject properties are designated and zoned for agricultural use but are not located within the Agricultural Land Reserve.


The following are the key aspects of the proposal:

  • The application proposes two new buildings with a total floor area of approximately 30,830 m² (331,851 ft²). Most of the floor space would be at the ground level but some will be at a mezzanine level.
  • The smaller building would face the 64 Avenue frontage and have a floor area of approximately 2,230 m² (24,000 ft²). The building to the north would have a floor area of about 28,600 m² (307,848 ft²). They would be separated by a parking area and wetland.
  • The portion of the site covered by the buildings would be just over 46 percent of the 5.95 ha (14.7 ac) total area.
  • Both buildings would be used for cold storage and distribution of produce grown primarily within the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. No animal products, fats or oils would be stored or processed.
  • The buildings would also contain space for administrative offices. The north building would also include a processing facility which would undertake sublimation of fruits and vegetables, which is similar to freeze-drying.
  • 125+ parking spaces would be provided for workers and visitors to the site.

(Please note that the application has changed slightly from what was first submitted. The main changes are that the building closest to 64 Avenue is reduced in size, the central wetland area has expanded and parking reduced.)


In order to facilitate the proposed development, the following are required:

  • Amendment to the land use designation in the Delta Official Community Plan from Agricultural to Industrial.
  • Rezoning from Agriculture (A1) to a Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ).
  • Consolidation of the two subject properties into a single parcel.
  • Amendment to the land use designation in the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy from Agriculture to Industrial.
  • Inclusion of the properties within the Metro Vancouver “Fraser Sewerage Area”.


Please note that this application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to Council for their consideration. Therefore, different aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process.


Location: 10555 64 Avenue and unaddressed parcel PID: 000-985-112

File Number: LU009040


The purpose of this application is to permit the construction of a cold storage warehouse and food processing facility with administrative offices on the two subject properties. The development is intended to serve the farming communities of Delta, Richmond, Surrey and others in the Lower Mainland. The subject properties are designated and zoned for agricultural use but are not located within the Agricultural Land Reserve.


The following are the key aspects of the proposal:

  • The application proposes two new buildings with a total floor area of approximately 30,830 m² (331,851 ft²). Most of the floor space would be at the ground level but some will be at a mezzanine level.
  • The smaller building would face the 64 Avenue frontage and have a floor area of approximately 2,230 m² (24,000 ft²). The building to the north would have a floor area of about 28,600 m² (307,848 ft²). They would be separated by a parking area and wetland.
  • The portion of the site covered by the buildings would be just over 46 percent of the 5.95 ha (14.7 ac) total area.
  • Both buildings would be used for cold storage and distribution of produce grown primarily within the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. No animal products, fats or oils would be stored or processed.
  • The buildings would also contain space for administrative offices. The north building would also include a processing facility which would undertake sublimation of fruits and vegetables, which is similar to freeze-drying.
  • 125+ parking spaces would be provided for workers and visitors to the site.

(Please note that the application has changed slightly from what was first submitted. The main changes are that the building closest to 64 Avenue is reduced in size, the central wetland area has expanded and parking reduced.)


In order to facilitate the proposed development, the following are required:

  • Amendment to the land use designation in the Delta Official Community Plan from Agricultural to Industrial.
  • Rezoning from Agriculture (A1) to a Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ).
  • Consolidation of the two subject properties into a single parcel.
  • Amendment to the land use designation in the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy from Agriculture to Industrial.
  • Inclusion of the properties within the Metro Vancouver “Fraser Sewerage Area”.


Please note that this application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to Council for their consideration. Therefore, different aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process.


  • Agrologist's Study and Peer Review Available

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    26 Oct 2020

    Following questions received as part of the public engagement session, the agrologist's study of the subject properties' agricultural capacity as well as a peer review of that study (commissioned by the City of Delta) has been available for public reference:

  • Engagement Session Closed - September 4, 2020

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    26 Oct 2020

    The virtual public engagement session closed on September 4, 2020. Staff are reviewing the input received through the public engagement and working with the applicant to address comments.