Market Rental Apartment Building Proposal at 56 Street and 14B Avenue

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Location: 1467 56 Street

File Number: LU009115

We want your feedback on a proposed 48-unit market rental apartment building located at the southwest corner of 14B Avenue and 56 Street. The following are key aspects of the proposal:

  • 48 market rental units, including 5 studio units, 27 one-bedroom units, and 16 two-bedroom units;
  • 5 stories (including 2 levels of underground parking);
  • 14.9 m (49 ft) maximum building height;
  • 60 resident parking spaces and 10 visitor parking spaces accessed from 14B Avenue;
  • 66 bicycle spaces;
  • 1.93-floor space ratio;
  • 3,337 m2 (35,919 ft2 ) total residential area; and
  • 376 m2 (4,047 ft2) outdoor amenity area.
  • Principal Building Setbacks:
    • Front (56 Street): 4.25 m (14 ft)
    • Rear (West) 11.4 m (37 ft)
    • Exterior Side (14B Avenue): 2.2 m (7.2 ft)
    • Interior Side: (South): 0.74 m (2.4 ft)
  • Driveway access and pedestrian access would be from 14B Avenue.

To facilitate the proposed development, the following are required:

  1. Amendment to the Official Community Plan by exempting the proposed development from the maximum permitted unit density, floor space ratio, and height under the Medium Density Residential (MDR) designation in Schedule D.1 Tsawwassen Area Plan as follows:
  • Increase the maximum density from 120 units per hectare (49 units per acre), or 180 units per hectare (73 units per acre) for one-bedroom senior citizen home dwellings, to 278 units per hectare (113 units per acre). This change would result in an increase of 28 units over the 20 units currently permitted;
  • Increase the maximum floor space ratio of 1.45 to 1.93; and
  • Increase the maximum building height of 3 storeys or 11 m (36 ft), whichever is less, to 5 storeys and 14.9 m (49 ft).

2. Rezoning from Service Station Commercial (C4) to either a new Comprehensive Development Zone or a new apartment zone.

3. Development Variance Permit to vary the minimum required resident parking from 1.3 spaces per studio or 1 bedroom unit (42 spaces) to 1.13 spaces per studio or 1 bedroom unit (36 spaces), resulting in an overall parking reduction from 76 to 70 spaces.

4. Development Permit to address the form and character of the proposed development, based on the Entrance to Tsawwassen (SD1-B) Development Permit Area guidelines.

In response to physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, Delta will be holding a virtual Public Information Meeting with an online question and answer (Q&A) period in place of an in-person meeting for this project.

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


Location: 1467 56 Street

File Number: LU009115

We want your feedback on a proposed 48-unit market rental apartment building located at the southwest corner of 14B Avenue and 56 Street. The following are key aspects of the proposal:

  • 48 market rental units, including 5 studio units, 27 one-bedroom units, and 16 two-bedroom units;
  • 5 stories (including 2 levels of underground parking);
  • 14.9 m (49 ft) maximum building height;
  • 60 resident parking spaces and 10 visitor parking spaces accessed from 14B Avenue;
  • 66 bicycle spaces;
  • 1.93-floor space ratio;
  • 3,337 m2 (35,919 ft2 ) total residential area; and
  • 376 m2 (4,047 ft2) outdoor amenity area.
  • Principal Building Setbacks:
    • Front (56 Street): 4.25 m (14 ft)
    • Rear (West) 11.4 m (37 ft)
    • Exterior Side (14B Avenue): 2.2 m (7.2 ft)
    • Interior Side: (South): 0.74 m (2.4 ft)
  • Driveway access and pedestrian access would be from 14B Avenue.

To facilitate the proposed development, the following are required:

  1. Amendment to the Official Community Plan by exempting the proposed development from the maximum permitted unit density, floor space ratio, and height under the Medium Density Residential (MDR) designation in Schedule D.1 Tsawwassen Area Plan as follows:
  • Increase the maximum density from 120 units per hectare (49 units per acre), or 180 units per hectare (73 units per acre) for one-bedroom senior citizen home dwellings, to 278 units per hectare (113 units per acre). This change would result in an increase of 28 units over the 20 units currently permitted;
  • Increase the maximum floor space ratio of 1.45 to 1.93; and
  • Increase the maximum building height of 3 storeys or 11 m (36 ft), whichever is less, to 5 storeys and 14.9 m (49 ft).

2. Rezoning from Service Station Commercial (C4) to either a new Comprehensive Development Zone or a new apartment zone.

3. Development Variance Permit to vary the minimum required resident parking from 1.3 spaces per studio or 1 bedroom unit (42 spaces) to 1.13 spaces per studio or 1 bedroom unit (36 spaces), resulting in an overall parking reduction from 76 to 70 spaces.

4. Development Permit to address the form and character of the proposed development, based on the Entrance to Tsawwassen (SD1-B) Development Permit Area guidelines.

In response to physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, Delta will be holding a virtual Public Information Meeting with an online question and answer (Q&A) period in place of an in-person meeting for this project.

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


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Now that you've reviewed the application, it's time to submit your comments.  What are your thoughts on the proposal?  You may want to consider:

    • How the proposal affects immediate surroundings
    • The proposal’s fit with the City’s goals and priorities
    • Any changes you feel are needed to address your concerns


    Please note that any correspondence submitted to the City of Delta with respect to the application will become public information under the Freedom of Information Act, so we would ask you to provide your name, address.

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