Now that Langley, Fort Langley, et al have come to some acceptable conclusions regarding development, itâ€™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 â€“ Aldergroveâ€™s first skyscraper â€“ 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 todayâ€™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 neighbourâ€™s could result in room for six or seven homes. The financial benefits would be staggering to someone of my age.
Terry Brenan, Aldergrove