Delsom Estates (Sunstone Community)
Sunstone Community at Delsom is a mixed use, pedestrian friendly community situated on 40 hectares of land, which will include approximately 178 single family lots, 602 townhouses, a private amenity building, 70 seniors' independent living apartments, a neighbourhood commercial centre, park areas and a pathway system. Many Smart Growth Principles have been incorporated into this plan including mixed land uses, diverse housing opportunities and sustainable infrastructure such as an integrated storm water management system and geothermal heating technology. Moreover, 15 per cent of the site is designated as parks and open space.
The approved Master Plan provides for:
- Integration of new and existing developments;
- Preservation of key features of the site, including tree stands, rights-of-ways and an enhanced pond;
- Enhancement of pedestrian and cyclist connections through the site;
- A central park with trail linkages;
- Retail and personal services within walking distance;
- Diversity in housing types; and
- Use of friendly architecture with porches and verandas.
Check out Sunstone Park. Delta's newest park is located on Delsom Crescent within the Sunstone community.
Development Application for the Mixed-Use Site at 10775 Delsom Crescent (LU006732)
A development application was submitted for the property to develop a four-storey, 56-unit market apartment building; a four-storey, 71-unit seniors' rental apartment building; and five commercial buildings on the mixed-use site on three separate lots at 10775 Delsom Crescent.
The application includes an amendment to the Official Community Plan by changing Policy C.9 in Schedule C.1 North Delta Area Plan to increase the overall residential density from a maximum of 20 units per hectare (8 units per acre) to 21 units per hectare (8.5 units per acre) on the Delsom Lands.
A text amendment to "Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977" is proposed to change Comprehensive Development Zone No. 348-8 as follows:
- to include eating and drinking establishments holding liquor-primary licences issued under the Liquor Control and Licencing Act, a liquor store and a market apartment building as permitted uses;
- to decrease the maximum total commercial and service floor area from 5,110 m2 (55,004 ft2) to 3,500 m2 (37,674 ft2);
- to increase the maximum total residential floor area from 9,000 m2 (96,875 ft2) to 13,000 m2 (139,931 ft2); to reduce the minimum side setback from Delsom Crescent for a principal structure from 1.5 m 2(5 ft) to 0.6 m (2 ft) for proposed Lot 3;
- to reduce the minimum front setback for a principal structure from 1.5 m (5 ft) to 1.4 m (4.6 ft) for proposed Lot 2; to reduce the minimum rear setback for a principal structure from 6 m (20 ft) to 3.5 m (11 ft) for proposed Lots 1 and 2;
- to reduce the side setback for a principal structure from 6 m (20 ft) to 2.2 m (7 ft) for proposed Lot 1 and to 2.8 m (9 ft) for proposed Lot 2;
- to reduce parking requirements from 121 to 36 spaces for the seniors' rental apartment building; to reduce parking requirements from 131 to 129 spaces and the loading spaces from 3 to 2 spaces for the commercial buildings;
- to reduce the minimum lot area for subdivision from 8,000 m2 (86,111 ft2) to 3,490 m2 (37,566 ft2) for proposed Lot 1 and to 3,723 m2 (40,074 ft2) for proposed Lot 2; and
- to reduce the minimum frontage from 30 m (98 ft) to 3 m (10 ft) for proposed Lots 1 and 2.
An amendment to Restrictive Covenant BB505003 is required in order to not apply the 55 years of age restriction to the proposed 56-unit market apartment building.
A Development Variance Permit is also required to "Delta Sign Bylaw No. 5860, 2000" to increase the height of a monument sign on Delsom Crescent from 3.5 m (11 ft) to 4 m (13 ft), and to permit commercial signage located on the side or rear of a building or site adjacent to residential areas to be illuminated.
Council gave first and second readings to the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 7305 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7306 on February 3, 2014. The Bylaws were given third reading by Council on February 25, 2014, following the Public Hearing. The applicant has one year to complete the third reading conditions prior to proceeding to Council for final consideration and adoption of the Bylaws and approval of Development Variance Permit LU006732.
- Feb 25, 2014 – A Public Hearing for this application was held on February 25, 2014.
- Sept 17, 2013 – A Public Information Meeting was held for this application on September 17, 2013 at the North Delta Recreation Centre.
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