165 condos pitched for Port Haney area

Property has “significant viewscapes,” application requires rezoning.

Another part of Maple Ridge’s downtown could be filled in if a 165-unit condo proposal in south Port Haney gets through rezoning.

Mussallem Realty wants to build 50 condos facing west, at 11650 – 224th Street. It also wants to build another 115 units that would face east on the property that has frontage on both 224th and Fraser Streets.

One part of the project is the completion of Fraser Street, which is currently broken into two sections. The new development would connect both north and south parts of the street.

According to a City of Maple Ridge staff report, the property has “significant viewscapes,” and the application requires rezoning from ground-oriented mulit-family to medium-density residential.

“The site context suggests that the area may undergo significant transition over the next decade.”

The building on the west side of the property would be six storeys high, while the building facing on to Fraser Street will be stepped, consisting of a six-storey section and a three-storey section, to reflect the hilly topography.

The property almost faces the triangular shaped property on 224th where a hotel has been proposed. It’s also adjacent to two city lots that have been earmarked for several years for a new Maple Ridge museum and archives, although there is no money to do that.

Council had its first look at the proposal during its committee meeting Monday. Staff are recommending the proposal.


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