The staff report states the area has “long been envisioned” as a local employment area for the Cedar Valley.

The staff report states the area has “long been envisioned” as a local employment area for the Cedar Valley.

Development application eyes 19 acres in Mission’s Cedar Valley as future employment lands

First reading application scant on details, but mentions future firehall

Mission council has moved forward a development application that would see 19 acres in the Cedar Valley neighbourhood rezoned for future employment lands, allowing a variety of industrial, commercial and institutional uses.

The proposed area is located between Dewdney Trunk Road and Ihles Avenue, and is currently developed with single-family homes and several outbuildings. It encompasses multiple lots on 8716 and 33447 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Details are scant about what type of employment uses might be placed on the property in the future, but the report does mention a new firehall.

Staff said more information will follow when this application – which is simply seeking an amendment to the Official Community Plan –moves past first reading.

Mayor Paul Horn said he would “enthusiastically support” it.

“I think it provides us potential for our fourth fire station, as well as for much-needed industrial lands, and a unique approach where the industrial lands don’t have to take up our limited highway frontage,” he said.

The staff report states the area has “long been envisioned” as a local employment area for the Cedar Valley, and the developer plans to provide all required municipal services to the area. It says the project is consistent with the neighbourhood’s local area plan.

A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, and notifications will be sent to all properties within 500 metres of the site.

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