Working towards pedestrian-oriented development in the heart of Langley
Langley City, British Columbia – Following initial consultation with business owners on the Fraser Highway One-Way, Langley City is launching a city-wide consultation to obtain input on potential improvements to the area of Fraser Highway known as the One-Way (204 Street to 206 Street).
Residents can provide their input through an online survey, Fraser Highway One-Way Consultation, which will be open until July 16, 2018. The survey asks for feedback on a range of public realm improvements, from gathering spaces, to public art and lighting. It also asks residents to share what they like most about the current One-Way.
To encourage participation and answer questions, the project team will also have a booth at Langley Community Days on June 16, as well as other community events throughout the summer.
The potential improvements are part of planning for a major project to replace aging underground sewer and water utilities, which currently targeted to begin in 2019.
“We had great success with McBurney Plaza, Salt Lane and our Downtown Initiatives program last year,” explained Mayor Ted Schaffer. “With the new rapid transit line coming to Langley City in the next 7-10 years, we think it’s important to begin exploring opportunities now to build a transit- and pedestrian-oriented downtown core. This project is a first step toward that ideal.”
Technical studies are underway and Langley City also will work with the Downtown Langley Merchants Association and area businesses to develop supportive parking changes that will allow for public space. A report to Council including final plans and a request for budget approval to proceed will follow in late fall.
For more information and to complete the online feedback survey, visit https://interceptum.com/si/en/4331634.
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