March 12 was a historic night for Aldergrove. The Janda Group showed the community their plans for revitalization of the 272 Street mall. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

LETTER: Show your support for shared parkade in Aldergrove Town Centre

Aldergrove Community Association implores locals to support the Janda’s town centre proposal.

Dear Editor,

An open letter to the mayor and councillors of the Township of Langley:

The Aldergrove Community Association surveyed residents in the community in February 2018, asking residents what they thought needed changing and what they would like to remain the same. Almost every survey response wanted the business part of town revitalized, especially the 272 Street mall.

During the 2018 election campaign Councillor Woodward stated that he would work toward the revitalization of downtown Aldergrove and has been good to his word.

In December, Woodward put forward a motion asking for parking requirements to be lowered in Aldergrove to allow business owners on small lots to use more of their property for business and less for parking. He also asked the Township to slightly raise amenity charges to developers in other parts of the Township in order to gain some monies to help with the revitalization of downtown Aldergrove.

Last night, (Mar. 12) was a historic night for Aldergrove. The Janda Group showed the community their plans for revitalization of the 272 Street mall which is now to be known as the “Aldergrove Town Centre.” There were crowds in attendance which showed how much Aldergrove cares for their town and want it to be improved.

FULL PROPOSAL: Aldergrove Town Centre includes 28-storey tower and community parkade

Phase One shows a shared parkade to be used by all of the downtown core. The Janda’s have donated the space which fits between an underground parking lot and six floors of residential. They are asking the Township to pay for the building of the parkade section. This is an ideal situation.

The Township does not need to acquire land for a shared parking facility they only need to pay for the construction. Other businesses in the downtown will benefit from this since they would not need to use as much land for supplying parking which could make a small business more viable.

The Aldergrove Core Plan, which was passed in 2010, encouraged a walkable design for downtown Aldergrove. Approving this shared parkade will help to bring Aldergrove’s revitalization closer. Langley Township mayor and council please provide the funding for this parkade to help with the revitalization of downtown Aldergrove.

Dianne Kask, Andrew Sigalet, Pam Alzona and Cashmere RoderAldergrove Community Association

Just Posted

Langley’s James Allenby is king of the links at RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier

Carded a bogey-free 7-Under 65 to take medallist honours.

Cupcakes against cancer: Langley parents rally to help family

Christine Tulloch, a crusader against cancer, has suffered a third relapse

Aldergrove chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Raymon Ranu has been working as a cook since he was arrested for selling fentanyl and cocaine

Anti-gang forum aimed at helping Langley parents keep teens safe

Preventing gang recruitment is the focus of a forum to be held next week

Langley Blaze display depth despite temporary loss of pitchers

Injury and invitation to play for Team Canada leave team down three

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Most Read