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New apartment block next to Maple Ridge gaming centre

Most of the suites in the building will have two bedrooms, but five would be one-bedroom units.  - Contributed
Most of the suites in the building will have two bedrooms, but five would be one-bedroom units.
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The building up of Maple Ridge’s downtown is continuing as council considers a proposal for a five-storey building on Royal Crescent, just south of Lougheed Highway on 226th Street.

Mohinder Gosal and a numbered company want rezoning of four properties on Royal Crescent and 226th Street to allow the residential building, the second in Maple Ridge above five storeys that would be wood construction under the new building bylaw.

“This is an exciting building in the downtown,” Chuck Goddard, manager of development and environmental services said at council’s committee meeting Monday.

Rezoning to medium density apartment is being sought to allow the 48-unit building to get underway. Most of the suites in the building would have two bedrooms, but five would be one-bedroom units.

Landscaped and outdoor seating areas along with a children’s play area would be featured along with brick veneer at lower levels. The project fits in with the South of the Lougheed precinct, which is part of Maple Ridge’s Town Centre area incentive plan.

When it comes to parking, the new building plans meet the reduced parking requirements allowed in the area. That standard requires at least one parking stall for every one-bedroom apartment.

Long-term bicycle parking would allow 12 bikes to be stored on an indefinite basis and another 14 bicycles in short-term storage spots. There would also be space for another 16 bikes at the front of the building.

There would also be a separate bicycle storage room in the underground parking area.

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