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Key Directions Report Paints a Bold New Future for Langley City

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For Immediate Release

Langley City, BC - An online survey, a housing forms workshop, an open house, and stakeholder working sessions have all contributed to a bold new vision for Langley City as it updates its Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw. Top of mind are strategies to leverage a future Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. Other key topics being addressed are housing and affordability, walkable and transit-oriented neighbourhoods, an inclusive community rich with cultural destinations, attracting the jobs of the future, and fighting climate change.

With over 1000 interactions with the public and community organizations, the Key Directions Report details the results of a broad and robust community engagement process. Through analysis of the feedback provided, a set of 26 recommendations have been formed and will help shape the content of a new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw, guiding growth and development in the City for years to come.

Recommendations include:

  • broadening the type and tenure of housing units;
  • leveraging rapid transit by increasing densities and the mix of uses near future SkyTrain stations;
  • a renewed focus on high quality public spaces;
  • incorporating childcare spaces into new multifamily developments;
  • establishing an “Innovation Boulevard” along Glover Road;
  • protecting and enhancing the natural environment; and,
  • many more!

The draft Land Use Concept has also been updated based on engagement results and technical analysis, and now includes these key updates:

  • additional "Transit-Oriented Core" lands between the future 203 Station and 200th Street;
  • new "Low Rise Residential" uses north and east of 198 Street and 53 Avenue; 
  • additional "Mixed Employment" lands along Fraser Highway;
  • identifying additional parks/open spaces along Fraser Highway and Glover Road; and
  • updating maximum building heights to reflect Langley Regional Airport zoning regulations and identify the 196 Street Transit Oriented Core area as a "height review area". 

As the project enters the third phase of a four-phase process, a draft of the new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws will be completed before presenting them to the community. This will ensure the documents reflect what has been heard from the community so far.

Residents are encouraged to review the Key Directions Report, and stay tuned for an open house in the fall where they’ll get a chance to see the drafts and provide their feedback to the City.