City staff are recommending council issue a development permit for four mixed-use buildings in Osprey Village.
The permit will allow Mosaic Homes to build 24 more units on four parcel located at the centre of the waterfront community in Pitt Meadows.
The four three-storey buildings would house 12 ground-level commercial units, almost double the minimum square footage required by the development covenant.
In a report to council, city planner Dana Parr said the proposed buildings on the corner would be clad in brick and are reminiscent of an old Yaletown building.
The other two buildings are designed to look like a collection of townhouses with shops below.
Two waterfront lots set aside for a chapel and a restaurant or pub remain vacant.
The city said the development of the chapel and pub rest with the developer and no timeline has been set.
New heritage home
Pitt Meadows hopes to add the home of one of its founders to the city’s heritage register.
The Anderson Park Residence at 12417 193B Street would become the sixth site on the registry, which lists properties of historical or cultural significance in the community.
Built in 1914, the wood-frame residence was the first home of William James Park and his wife Mary Agnes (née McMynn).
The house was eventually moved to the south side of Lougheed Highway by horses, and was given to the Parks’ daughter Hazel when she married Harry Anderson in 1938.
A former reeve, Park was instrumental in establishing Pitt Meadows as a municipality and pushed for its separation from Maple Ridge.
Meetings concerning the formation of Pitt Meadows were held in the house.