to preserve our 75 year-old walnut tree we wanted to propose an amazing destination designed around it. so we did.
single restaurant unit, set back from the sidewalk along the northern property line
single story, no variances
all required parking
prominent 75 year-old walnut tree at the sidewalk, but on private property, will be preserved
The proposal is well below the permitted site coverage as well, with access from Glover Road the only option.
There isn't enough street frontage to provide for the required vehicle access, locate a building and preserve the walnut tree. To preserve the tree, the building must be located where it is.
Glover Road North was approved as submitted to Council on April 26th, 2021. There is currently no known timeline for construction.
This application was necessary because Mayor and Council placed an illegal condition for the related demolition applications for this site. The Township of Langley required a plan for development before approval to remove two permanently derelict buildings confirmed multiple times not to have heritage value.
It's not legal to require a plan for development as a condition of demolition of derelict structures. Regadless, this application technically satisfied that requirement so we could move forward with cleaning up this site.
The proposal for a single tenancy is not viable given the value of the land, the current annual property taxes and after construction, and the economic return. This site will likely remain undeveloped with some minimal recreational uses, indefinitely.