Coulter Berry project gets final approval

Work was able to resume before final vote on amended project

Work has resumed at the Coulter Berry site in Fort Langley.

Work has resumed at the Coulter Berry site in Fort Langley.

The final Langley Township council vote on the revised Coulter Berry project took less than a minute.

It was approved at the Township council meeting last week (April 28) with councillors David Davis and Bob Long opposed.

Work on the controversial Fort Langley building had actually resumed the previous week, under a site servicing permit that was granted before work stopped last year.

That permit covers preparation work like drilling geothermal wells under the parkade and completing excavation and shoring,

The excavated site became known as the “heritage hole” after a judge ruled the building was improperly approved by a variance allowing it to exceed size limits for the area, and ruled a rezoning was required.

After a public hearing that lasted three days, council voted to approve the necessary rezoning and a modified, slightly smaller version of the building.