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Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: The death of the backyard is coming soon

We need to rethink public space, since private greenspace is getting rare

 

The proposed new housing development is just south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the Langley Events Centre. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New development planned near R.E. Mountain Secondary

Council to consider approving 425 units at future meeting

 

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township to take second look at several big developments

One project being reconsidered is a conversion of a rural area to industrial zoning

 

Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Plans to develop farmland, build condo tower preemptively rejected by Langley Township council

Council made it clear to developers that the projects won’t find a warm welcome

Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)
The researchers studied two Australian cities and gathered data from the last 20 years. (Photo: Paulo Ramos/UBC Faculty of Forestry)

Young people the ‘missing middle’ of park planning, development: B.C. study

Sara Barron and Emily Rugel created a way to evaluate parks based on order, seclusion and diversity

The researchers studied two Australian cities and gathered data from the last 20 years. (Photo: Paulo Ramos/UBC Faculty of Forestry)
Latimer Heights has built hundreds of units of housing in recent years in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times files)
Latimer Heights has built hundreds of units of housing in recent years in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times files)
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Pace of contruction – too much or not yet enough?

What do you think of Langley’s rapid growth?

  • Oct 28, 2022
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Town Centre to be built on ‘historic land’

New facility to have 300 homes, multiple business, two-level daycare, and more

Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lawsuit targets largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in B.C. history

Group argues services deal for Squamish Nation’s Senakw project in Vancouver unlawfully approved

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
On Monday, Oct. 3, 2020, workers were using a jack hammer to break up concrete rubble as the demolition of the former shopping mall on 272nd Street near Fraser Highway entered its final stages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Public celebration kicks off construction of new Aldergrove project

Phased development starts with Saturday groundbreaking ceremony and Autumn Harvest event

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2020, workers were using a jack hammer to break up concrete rubble as the demolition of the former shopping mall on 272nd Street near Fraser Highway entered its final stages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Two excavators were knocking down walls at the former Aldergrove Mall on Saturday, Aug. 18, clearing the way for a new development. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove Mall walls come down as demolition continues

Crews clear site for new residential/commercial project

Two excavators were knocking down walls at the former Aldergrove Mall on Saturday, Aug. 18, clearing the way for a new development. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township sees sudden burst of development approvals

Developers rushed to get projects approved before the election

Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
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

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)
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
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)
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

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