The development companies that aim to create a 91-hectare (225-acre) industrial complex in Bradner on the western border of Abbotsford will host three public information meetings in the coming weeks, with the first one on Monday.
There will be display boards and questionnaires for the public.
Land developer Pacific Land Group and 0903475 B.C. Ltd. intends to apply to have the land removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. As of June, about 22 individual properties were included in the exclusion application.
The proposal is for mixed industry, a 125-acre logistics park and possibly a new access to the freeway at Lefeuvre Road. It would effectively tie into the neighbouring Gloucester Industrial Estates, a 700-acre complex on the Langley and Abbotsford boundary.
Another application by the Willoughby family to remove two more properties in the Bradner area has been brought forward to the City of Abbotsford, but that will go through a separate process. Once the meetings are complete, a planners' report will go before the city council, which will decide whether or not to support the plan. It will then go to the Agriculture Land Commission.
THE MEETINGS ARE:
Oct. 22: 6: 30 - 8: 30 p.m. Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford.
Oct. 30: 6: 30 - 8: 30 p.m., Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.
Nov. 19: 7 p.m., City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.
To comment on the application, e-mail senior planner Mark Neill at mneill@ abbotsford.ca or to firstname.lastname@example.org.