Canada Lands promises greenest project ever

Canada Lands hopes to build a 350-unit subdivision on 42 acres of land near the Vedder River in Chilliwack

Artist's rendering of a new subdivision proposed by Canada Lands at Peach Road and the Vedder River.

It’s prime riverfront property that could be transformed into the next master planned neighbourhood in Chilliwack.

River’s Edge is a residential development on the Vedder River near the southernmost edge of Chilliwack, proposed by Canada Lands Company and its consulting team.

A rezoning hearing is set for Oct. 15, to change the OCP designation from federal, and Vedder River Management Area, to a Comprehensive Development (CD) Area, and to rezone from RSV3 to a CD-24 zone.

The plan could see up to a maximum of 350 residential units on the 42-acre site, and the goal is to create a vibrant, complete and walkable community.

The housing mix would include everything from single family homes, attached homes, and duplexes, to townhouses, apartments and coach houses.

One of the last remnants of the old CFB Chilliwack, the site is on Peach Road near the Vedder River. Related rezoning and OCP bylaws received introduction and first reading at the last council meeting.

The CD zone for River’s Edge would give the project a flexible framework for development, “that reinforces the surrounding neighbourhood density and permits further intensification,” according to the staff report.

The neighbourhood plan makes it clear that CLC is striving to make River’s Edge its “greenest development to date,” with a 1.4-hectare “Tree Park” dedicated to open green space and “Green Streets” for walking or cycling. Energy efficiency is going to be built in. The plan includes a 30-metre riparian setback within the 75-metre floodplain setback, and was developed “as a reflection of CLC’s ongoing commitment to respect and enhance the legacy left by the former Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack,” according to plan acknowledgements.

River’s Edge is being designed as a sustainable development with an eye to creating affordable housing to accommodate future growth, and the neighbourhood plan incorporated feedback from stakeholders at open house events.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

Just Posted

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Seventh day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Chilliwack firefighter seeking to reunite Rosedale VFD’s old auxiliary fire pump with antique engine

It’s been four decades, but Pat Liebault is hoping to reunite Rosedale’s auxiliary pump and engine

Council approves rezoning for second housing project in Chilliwack with supports

The longer folks stay outdoors, the harder it is to bring them inside, BC Housing officials says

Massive fire destroys Agassiz dairy barn

Reports say at least one cow died in the blaze

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Driver’s warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Around the BCHL – Trail Smoke Eater grad to captain NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies

Around the BCHL is a regular look at the BCHL and goings-on throughout the junior A world.

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

BC Children’s Hospital warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Increased security, staffing changes coming to Colony Farms

Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to get new safety measures, stop patient-on-staff violence

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Most Read