Final tower vote held over till new year

Developer of 21- and 24-storey proposal to meet several conditions before White Rock council holds final vote.

A final decision by White Rock city council on the two highrise development proposed for Oxford Street won’t be made until the new year.

Though city staff suggested after last week’s five-hour public hearing that a final vote could take place the following Monday, the city clerk told Peace Arch News the developer has yet to meeting the several conditions by which the bylaws passed third reading Dec. 7.

Among the conditions for the 21- and 24-storey development’s approval is a geotechnical assessment of the impact on the city’s adjacent water utility, approval from BC Hydro to reroute the utility wires underground, approval of a lot-line adjustment to separate the development site and the treed area and a summary of how the Ministry of Environment’s best management practices regarding heron nests on the property will be followed.

The city clerk said there is no fixed date for final vote on the bylaws, but said it could take place at one of the January council meetings (Jan. 11 or 25).

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