COMING SOON: Murrayville Schoolhouse by Lanstone Homes

MurrayvilleSchoolWith development approvals now in place, Lanstone Homes is working diligently to obtain a building permit to commence construction of the Murrayville Schoolhouse homes as soon as possible. The five acre site has been approved for 48 townhomes and 6 large apartments within the restored 1911 schoolhouse. Most of the townhomes are designed with master bedroom on the main floor which proved to be the most sought after units in McBride Station in Fort Langley, another successful project by premier builder, Lanstone Homes. 

Start of construction on the unique heritage homes in Murrayville is anticipated this coming January.

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MOVING FORWARD: Murrayville Schoolhouse gets green light

Work is now underway on construction drawings for a building permit. Thank you to everyone who attended our open houses and your positive feedback. On June 11, 2018 Council gave 1st and 2nd Reading to the development bylaws. A public hearing was held by Council on June 25 and on July 9 the development bylaws received Third Reading. Construction will hopefully commence before the end of this year.

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OPEN HOUSE: 12 to 8 pm @ WC Blair

Please note that the open house scheduled for Wednesday June 20 – Noon to 8 pm – will now be held at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre (instead of the Murrayville School).

Open House to view plans for Murrayville Schoolhouse site

Wed June 20 – From Noon til 8 PM

at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy

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OPEN HOUSE: Venue change to WC Blair Recreation Centre

Please note that the open house scheduled for Wednesday June 20 – Noon to 8 pm – will now be held at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre (instead of the Murrayville School).

Open House to view plans for Murrayville Schoolhouse site

Wed June 20 – From Noon til 8 PM

at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy

 

 

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OPEN HOUSE: June 20, Noon to 8 pm

On Monday evening (June 11, 2018) Langley Township Council gave 1st & 2nd reading to the  bylaw amendments related to the proposed Murrayville Schoolhouse redevelopment. This now allows the Township to schedule a Public Hearing (anticipated for June 25). Prior to the Township’s Public Hearing, Lanstone Homes is providing another opportunity to view the plans on Wednesday June 20 at the Murrayville School (Open House from Noon until 8 pm).

With respect to the status of parking for park users, the Township’s requirements of Lanstone Homes includes the following condition which must be satisfied prior to final approval (adoption of the bylaws):

Provision of “security for the design and construction of an approximately 30 stall parking lot for Denny Ross Memorial Park (design process to include a public consultation component), to the acceptance of the General Manager of Engineering and Community Development”.

During consideration of 1st and 2nd reading, Council added a further condition that the south east corner of Denny Ross Park is NOT an option for locating the parking area. 

Recognizing the sensitivity of any changes to the park, the Township felt that a separate public consultation process was appropriate.

The full staff report (265 pages) to Council may be viewed here: link to Langley Township website. 

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LANGLEY TIMES: Parking lot axed

Murrayville greenspace will not be replaced by parking lot, following public outcry by MIRANDA GATHERCOLE / Dec. 4, 2017 3:29 p.m. / Langley Times

The protest worked. Lanstone Homes will no longer build a 30-car parking lot on greenspace at Denny Ross Memorial Park.

The parking lot was originally proposed as part of the development company’s Murrayville Schoolhouse project, which will see the five-acre property at 21812 48 Ave. transformed into 48 townhouses, and six residential units inside the historic Murrayville school building.

But after many letters of complaint were received, and yellow tape and signs were put up at the park demanding the parking lot be moved, the Township and Lanstone Homes are exploring alternatives. “Lanstone Homes was able to meet with the Township staff, and they have backed away from requiring Lanstone Homes to put the parking lot in that location, which I think is a very good move because it would have taken out what is quite endearing to the neighbours right now in terms of greenspace,” said Kurt Alberts on behalf of Lanstone Homes.

“You can see how well the neighbourhood is actually using the main passive area within the park. So, while the Township has backed away from requiring the parking lot in the fashion that was proposed at the public information meeting (on Nov. 22), they are still asking Lanstone Homes to try to provide roughly the equivalent number of parking spaces but in a different location.” That work is now underway, and the company has already received many suggestions from the community, Alberts said. It may be possible to add some parking spaces behind the baseball diamond, or on the old road allowance behind the school. Some neighbours are advocating for angled parking, similar to what Langley City has along Fraser Highway between 204 and 206 Streets.

“What we’ve heard loud and clear from the neighbours is that they don’t feel there’s a need for parking. That the road has worked well to provide parking for the last couple of decades, that’s what we’re being told,” Alberts said. “But, I guess the Township has certain standards, that in this case, the developer Lanstone Homes must try to satisfy. So that’s what they’re busy trying to do.

“As soon as we have something that we can share with the people, we will post it. And obviously … Lanstone Homes wants to be careful that they come up with something that the neighbours won’t have as negative of a reaction to as we’ve experienced with the Township proposal.” Alberts is encouraging residents to provide their feedback to Lanstone Homes.

Langley Times: https://www.langleytimes.com/news/developer-axes-30-car-parking-lot-at-denny-ross-memorial-park/

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PARKING LOT: Will not proceed there …

Your input counted! Lanstone Homes is pleased to announce that the Township staff have agreed “the proposed parking lot WILL NOT proceed in the proposed location”. Neighbours to the Denny Ross Park, some for over twenty years, made it very clear that the sloping green space was extensively used by families and kids for frisbee, picnics, sunbathing, snow sledding, strolling, watching the games in the shade, walking the dogs, etc. Instead, Lanstone Homes will work to find suitable alternatives to satisfy the Township’s requirement to accommodate park users who drive to the park. There were a few suggestions pointing to the area behind the baseball diamond.  Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated?Post Parking Lot Stopped

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