New mixed use building being planned

Council holding back final approval until requirements are met

Mission council approved third reading to allow a six-storey mixed-use building but is holding back final approval until a number of requirements have been met.

These include approval from external agencies and internal departments, a $127,658 letter of credit to ensure the installation and maintenance of all aspects of the landscape plan, and a community amenity contribution of $28,150.

Nobody spoke against the proposal — located at 7251 Cedar Valley Connector, just behind Mission Gateway Plaza — at the public hearing Monday night, and the only speaker, who lives close by, questioned how private her home would remain.

Mission planner Dan Sommer explained most of the trees on the slope will be protected and didn’t anticipate privacy to be a issue.

The proposed building would consist of four live/work commercial units and 64 apartments above on the 0.92 hectare lot. The builder, Jordan Kutev Architect Inc., is also offering five adaptable dwelling units, which can be modified into universal access units for anyone with disabilities.

The apartments would range from 665 sq. ft to 850 sp. ft., and the commercial units would have an additional 592 to 807 sq. ft.

About 4,900 sq. ft. will be set aside for outdoor amenity space, such as a courtyard and playground, and there will also be about 1,730 sq. ft. available for indoor amenity space, such as meeting and exercise rooms.

The site is challenging to develop and there are significant limitations at the rear of the property, said Sommer.

“Much of the property is encumbered by a steep sloped area at the southwest and drainage channel to the north end which is protected by a restrictive covenant,” said Sommer, noting a geotechnical report indicates the land may be developed with suitable protection measures.

The development can be accessed from a panhandle driveway off Cedar Valley Connector, located between the plaza and a protected drainage channel.

It is not known when final reading will be given.

Just Posted

Mission being challenged by growing opioid crisis

Community Opioid Dialogue will be held in Mission on Thursday, Jan. 31

Man, 24, charged with nine sexual offences in Abbotsford and Mission

Alleged victim, who he met online, is under the age of 16

Mission filmmaker tackles topic of youth and the social media epidemic

Kim Laureen teams up with her daughter to create documentary film Selfless

Mission to take a closer look at clothing donation bins

Recent deaths around the country have caused some communities to ban the bins for safety concerns

Live demos and stunt shows part of Vancouver Motorcycle Show

Annual event returns to Tradex in Abbotsford from Jan. 18 to 20

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read