Project Name: 8A Avenue Townhouses
(South Grove Homes)
Location: 5361, 5375, 5385 8A Avenue and 846 53A Street
File Number: LU008552
January 31, 2020: Council adopted Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 7841, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7842 and Road Closure and Cancellation Bylaw No. 7843; and issued Development Variance Permit LU008552 at the December 16, 2019 Regular Council Meeting.
June 6, 2019: Council gave third readings to Bylaw Nos. 7841, 7842 and 7843 at the Council Meeting Following Public Hearing on May 27, 2019. Minutes from the Public Hearing and the Meeting Following Public Hearing are available for viewing in the Reports and Related Documents section at the bottom of this page.
April 30, 2019: Council gave first and second readings to Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 7841, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7842, Road Closure and Cancellation Bylaw No. 7843; and referred the Bylaws and Development Variance Permit LU008552 to a Public Hearing to be held on Monday, May 27 at 6 pm at Delta City Hall. A copy of the council report and attachments are available to view at the bottom of the page.
March 13, 2019: The application has been further revised from the applicant’s June 2018 proposal. The more apparent changes to the proposed development include:
- The addition of 846 53A Street to the subject site area and a three-unit townhouse building on that portion of the site;
- An increase in the total number of townhouse units from 32 to 37 (three units at the corner of 8A Avenue/53A Street and 34 units east of the hydro corridor);
- Increased building heights for buildings fronting on 8A Avenue, from two storeys to three storeys;
- Revised internal site layout and driveway alignment; and
- Revised building and landscape designs.
Additional variances would be required to permit the development under Townhouse Residential 40 (RT40) zoning. Specific details of the variance request are provided under the “Application” section below. Drawings of the revised proposal are available for viewing at the bottom of the page.
June 27, 2018: The application has been revised by removing the property at 846 53A Street from the proposal and reducing the total number of proposed townhouse dwelling units from 38 to 32. The proposed residential density of 38 uph (15 upa) remains the same. A variance for the height of a principal building in the Townhouse Residential 40 (RT40) zone is still being requested; however, overall height of the proposed three-storey buildings has been reduced by 0.5 m (2 ft) to 10.5 m (34 ft). The applicant’s request to vary the front setback on the 8A Avenue frontage has been withdrawn such that the proposal complies with the front setback requirements of the proposed zone. Drawings showing the revisions to site layout, building design, landscaping and tree retention can be viewed below.
The application involves a proposal to consolidate the four subject properties in order to develop 37 townhouse units in nine buildings. The proposal also includes a request to acquire and consolidate a 115.1 m2 (1,239 ft2) portion of City-owned lands located to the east of the subject properties in exchange for a 117.9 m2 (1,269 ft2) portion of land from the northeast portion of the subject site for consolidation with Winskill Park.
Proposed Site Layout
Type: Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Subdivision
- Official Community Plan Amendment:
- To change the land use designation of the subject properties in the Future Land Use Plan in Schedule A from One and Two Unit Residential (R) to Multi-Unit Residential (MR).
- To change the land use designation of the subject properties in the Tsawwassen Area Plan in Schedule D.1 from Single Family Residential (SFR) to Residential Ground-Oriented (RG) in order to allow the proposed townhouse use at a density of 37 uph (15 upa).
Development Variance Permit:
- To rezone the subject properties from Single Detached Residential 1 (RS1) to Townhouse Residential 40 (RT40) in order to permit the development of 37 townhouse units on the subject site.
- To request variances to the following sections in “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 7600, 2017”:
- Section 6.2.13, by reducing the minimum separation distance between buildings where there is vehicle access from 9 m (30 ft) to 7 m (23 ft) to allow for roof eave projections.
- Section 13.20, Townhouse Residential 40 (RT40 Zone) as follows:
- reducing the minimum front setback for a principal structure (on 8A Avenue) from 5 m (16 ft) to 4.6 m (15 ft) for window projections and 4.5 m (15 ft) for roof eaves;
- reducing the minimum exterior side setback for a principal structure (on 53A Street) from 5 m (16 ft) to 4.3 m (14 ft) for window projections and 4.1 m (13 ft) for roof eaves; and
- increasing the maximum permitted height of a principal structure as follows:
- Number of storeys from 2 ½ to 3;
- Mid-roof height from 8.5 m (28 ft) to 10.2 m (33 ft); and
- Roof ridge height from 9.5 m (31 ft) to 11.9 m (39 ft).
- To consolidate the four subject properties and the portion of City-owned lands to be acquired in the proposed land exchange into a single parcel for development.