Downtown Ladner Waterfront Revitalization
On July 14, 2014, Council adopted Bylaw No. 7270 to rezone the Delta-owned properties at 4845, 4849, 4857 and 4865 Chisholm Street. The new mixed-use (Ladner Waterfront) zone will permit a wider range of uses and two-and-one-half storey buildings consistent with the Ladner Waterfront vision.
Council resolved to sell these Delta-owned parcels, including the former Seven Seas building, following rezoning.
Water Lot Leases
Delta has been working with the Province since they became responsible for the provision of water lot leases in 2014 to secure long-term (50 year) leases for the Seven Seas properties to allow for a variety of uses to support the redevelopment and revitalization of the Ladner waterfront.
In March 2017, the Province provided draft water lot leases with terms of 10 years and restricting the use of these properties to community amenity and heritage preservation. As neither the term, nor the allowed uses under the proposed water lot leases are sufficient to spur investment along the Ladner waterfront Delta will be following up with the Province to outline concerns and request revised lease terms that make long-term sense for the community and support the revitalization of the area.
Refer to the staff report for further details.
The revitalization of Ladner Harbour and Chisholm Street has been envisioned for many years. The area is recognized as being rich in opportunity given its historic significance and waterfront location.
The Ladner Waterfront Revitalization Study was undertaken with the objective of initiating revitalization in the area. The Study had two phases:
- Phase I: The Vision Endorsed by Council on June 14, 2010
- Phase II: The Implementation Strategy Endorsed by Council on May 16, 2011
Bylaw No. 7058 was drafted to amend Official Community Plan land use and building heights in the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Area to provide the framework for the revitalization vision. This Bylaw was adopted by Council on June 10, 2013.
Bylaw No. 7213, which added Development Permit Area Guidelines for the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Area, was adopted on June 10, 2013. These Guidelines were drafted to address the form and character of new development in this area as well as sustainable design and floodproofing.
Bylaw No. 7153, which established financial incentives for development in the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Area, was adopted on June 17, 2013.
Bylaws No. 7058, 7213 and 7153 will provide the framework to implement the vision for the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Area.