PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City is seeking input on what the North Lougheed Study Area (NLSA) could look like. The second phase of engagement kicked off on Saturday, October 26 with a well-attended event at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre.
Throughout the summer, feedback was collected from the community both online and at several engagement pop-up events. Based on the information and ideas received, four NLSA draft land use concepts have been developed and are being shared with the community for input.
“The NLSA will enable the City to develop a land use plan that relies heavily on stakeholder input to best meet the needs of the community,” said Mayor Dingwall. “This is a tremendous opportunity to create a complete community that would provide a mix of housing options that are close by employment areas, amenities and transit. The North Lougheed Connector will provide a direct link from Abernathy Way to the Lougheed Highway and allow for traffic calming on Old Dewdney Trunk Road to make it safer for slower moving farm vehicles and machinery.”
Residents are invited to attend the upcoming engagement events throughout November:
- Saturday, November 2 from 8-11am at the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park.
- Tuesday, November 5 from 3-7pm at the Pitt Meadows Family Rec Centre (Lobby).
- Saturday, November 16 from 8-11am at the Silver Bridge Parking Lot (Harris Rd. on the south side of Alouette River).
There is also an opportunity to provide feedback online at haveyoursaypittmeadows.ca.
The North Lougheed Study Area (NLSA) is located on the north side of the Lougheed Highway between Meadows Gardens Golf Course and Harris Road. Development of the NLSA has been a topic of discussion with Pitt Meadows City Council since the mid-eighties. This area is currently a mix of agricultural land and commercial use.
Developing the NLSA has many benefits to both Pitt Meadows and the farming community. It would allow for the construction of the North Lougheed Connector (NLC) which will significantly alleviate traffic congestion on Old Dewdney Trunk Road and the Lougheed Highway leading to Harris Road. It would also provide a secondary corridor to north east Maple Ridge.
Additional benefits include:
- The potential to include mixed-use residential and other housing options;
- More people would benefit from the close proximity to the new RapidBus and access to transit;
- Property taxes will be spread among a greater range of land uses and allow for enhanced services;
- Improved north/south community connectivity; and
- More space for viable local businesses and sustainable jobs.
For more information about the North Lougheed Study Area, visit pittmeadows.ca/NLSA.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows