Letter: Aldergrove needs to prepare for developers

Dear Editor,

Now that Langley, Fort Langley, et al have come to some acceptable conclusions regarding development, it’s time for Aldergrove to step up to the plate and pick their side, pro or con.

A property for sale at 29th Avenue is a half-acre lot zoned for a building of up to six storeys – Aldergrove’s first skyscraper – or a townhouse development or maybe one of those monstrosities that dot the landscape on the road to the airport.

Aldergrove is ripe for developers: homes in need of repairs, areas with very large lots, all ripe for development.

If a developer proposed a large building, parking would be problematic.

Looking at development in the negative in today’s crowded world is counterproductive. I personally hope the current bylaws will be amended to allow zero clearance lots.

My 70-foot-wide lot in conjunction with my neighbour’s could result in room for six or seven homes. The financial benefits would be staggering to someone of my age.

Terry Brenan, Aldergrove

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