development

Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)

Home prices for Langley housing down sharply from peak just months ago

Local realtor estimates average house going for $300,000 less than in the spring

 

What will happen in future to the Gateway Plaza in Aldergrove, which contains the KFC, is being left to the incoming Township council to decide. (Black Press Media files)

Gateway project decisions being left to new council

Results of consultation with residents summarized by Township

  • Aug 1, 2022

 

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

 

Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)

LETTER: Langley City apartment demolition hurts poor and low-income renters

Tenants who will be forced out will have few options in local rental market, letter writer says

  • Jul 23, 2022
Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)
A seven-acre property on Swensson Road on the Abbotsford-Aldergrove border has been approved for a 50-lot subdivision.

Former auto-wrecking site approved for 50-lot subdivision in west Abbotsford

Seven-acre property on Swensson Avenue is former Aldergrove Auto Wrecking

A seven-acre property on Swensson Road on the Abbotsford-Aldergrove border has been approved for a 50-lot subdivision.
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Demolition is underway to transform Aldergrove’s core

Permits approved for four buildings on former mall site

  • Jul 19, 2022
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Residents at a Vesta Properties information session on May about the proposed 45-storey tower on 200th Street. The developer’s plans are now uncertain. (Langley Advance Times files)

Plans for 45-storey tower in Langley now uncertain

Developer refuses to comment on project

Residents at a Vesta Properties information session on May about the proposed 45-storey tower on 200th Street. The developer’s plans are now uncertain. (Langley Advance Times files)
The proposed development would include 327 townhouses (orange) seven single-family homes (yellow) a park (green) and a new school site (blue). Part of 78th Avenue would become a treed path. (Township of Langley)
The proposed development would include 327 townhouses (orange) seven single-family homes (yellow) a park (green) and a new school site (blue). Part of 78th Avenue would become a treed path. (Township of Langley)
A stop-work order has shut down demolition work on a Langley City site for a month, after WorkSafe found the contractors weren’t following asbestos safety rules. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Asbestos threat shuts down Langley demolition site

Contractor wasn’t following safe procedures for handling hazardous materials: WorkSafe

A stop-work order has shut down demolition work on a Langley City site for a month, after WorkSafe found the contractors weren’t following asbestos safety rules. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township is looking for public input as it updates the Willowbrook Community Plan before SkyTrain arrives. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New community plan considers Willowbrook area’s future

Township is asking for input from the public before SkyTrain arrives

  • Jun 25, 2022
Langley Township is looking for public input as it updates the Willowbrook Community Plan before SkyTrain arrives. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Deb Jack, of Surrey Environmental Partners, stands in front of a Sequoia near city hall. Jack says she wonders where the Safe Surrey Coalition’s petition to save the tree will be submitted, considering it’s the SSC majority on council that makes development decisions. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Petition to save Surrey tree raises eyebrows

Safe Surrey Coalition says it collected 10K electronic signatures to save Sequoia from developer who says it is not at risk

Deb Jack, of Surrey Environmental Partners, stands in front of a Sequoia near city hall. Jack says she wonders where the Safe Surrey Coalition’s petition to save the tree will be submitted, considering it’s the SSC majority on council that makes development decisions. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
People recently asked questions about a proposed 45-storey tower. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: No to 45-storey Langley tower

Why no mention of such a ‘sun-blocking’ tower until now? resident queries

  • Jun 10, 2022
People recently asked questions about a proposed 45-storey tower. (Langley Advance Times files)
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: How high should Langley’s buildings be?

Should there be a height limit on highrises in Langley?

  • May 20, 2022
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A Vesta staffer talks to a member of the public about the proposed 45-storey tower plan at 82nd Avenue and 200th Street, during an open house on Monday, May 16. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Mixed views on proposed 45-storey tower for Langley

Plan draws opposition from some living nearby

A Vesta staffer talks to a member of the public about the proposed 45-storey tower plan at 82nd Avenue and 200th Street, during an open house on Monday, May 16. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Latimer Heights development could get a 45-storey tower at the corner of 82nd Avenue and 200th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Petition takes aim at planned Langley highrise

A planned 45-storey tower is the target of some opposition

Latimer Heights development could get a 45-storey tower at the corner of 82nd Avenue and 200th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City has imposed a moratorium on development south of 50th Avenue as a result of reaction to a proposed rowhouse development on 208th St. and 45A Avenue in the Uplands neighbourhood, an area of detached single family houses. (Langley City file)

VIDEO: Langley City approves moratorium on development south of 50th Ave.

Response to residents reaction to proposed multi-unit townhouse project in Uplands

Langley City has imposed a moratorium on development south of 50th Avenue as a result of reaction to a proposed rowhouse development on 208th St. and 45A Avenue in the Uplands neighbourhood, an area of detached single family houses. (Langley City file)
Among politicians present to offer congratulations and participate in the ribbon cutting April 13 were (left to right) Surrey Couns. Brenda Locke, Allison Patton and Linda Annis, Surrey White Rock MP Kerry Lynne Findlay, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Bruce Ralston and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg. Cutting the ribbon is

Walmart opens 300,000-square-foot South Surrey distribution centre

Technologically-advanced building aims at energy-efficiency, sustainability

Among politicians present to offer congratulations and participate in the ribbon cutting April 13 were (left to right) Surrey Couns. Brenda Locke, Allison Patton and Linda Annis, Surrey White Rock MP Kerry Lynne Findlay, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Bruce Ralston and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg. Cutting the ribbon is
An artist’s rendering of the proposed townhouses at Mary and King Street in Fort Langley. (Township of Langley)

Fort Langley residents have mixed reactions to townhouse plans

Townhouses are proposed for King Street near Mary Avenue

An artist’s rendering of the proposed townhouses at Mary and King Street in Fort Langley. (Township of Langley)
Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Aldergrove resident urges B.C. to protect farmland

Langley should not allow lands to be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve

  • Mar 1, 2022
Have an opinion you'd like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
By a narrow margin Metro Vancouver directors have signed off on an amendment to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for industrial use. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

Metro Vancouver board endorses Surrey’s South Campbell Heights development plan

Close vote means city can proceed with industrialization of environmentally sensitive area

By a narrow margin Metro Vancouver directors have signed off on an amendment to redesignate South Campbell Heights lands for industrial use. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)