74-acre European-inspired neighbourhood with 2,000 homes being built in Langley

Oct 19 2019, 12:24 am

Single-family row homes, duplexes, condos, and townhomes; a new mixed-use neighbourhood being constructed in Langley Township offers every housing type, complete with a faux European style of architecture.

Local developer Vesta Properties is in the process of constructing its $1-billion Latimer Heights development, located on 74 acres framed by 84th Avenue and 86th Avenue to the north, 203A Street to the east, 82nd Avenue to the south, and 200th Street to the west.

The site is just off the 200 Street exits for the Trans-Canada Highway, but it is being billed as a transit-oriented development, given its close proximity to TransLink’s Carvolth Exchange Park & Ride, which is served by eight bus routes.

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Site plan of Latimer Heights in Langley Township. (Vesta Properties)

The greatest densities will be located on the westernmost side of the side, where low-rise condominium buildings and a commercial village — 36,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, and 108,000 sq. ft. of office space within two seven-storey buildings — will be situated.

Two condominium towers — 34 storeys and 26 storeys — and a potential hotel will be located on the northwest corner of the sprawling property, closest to the bus loop.

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Artistic rendering of Latimer Heights in Langley Township. (Vesta Properties)

Artistic rendering of Latimer Heights in Langley Township. (Vesta Properties)

The first phase of the project currently under construction focuses on the low-density residential component on the eastern half of the property.

Altogether, the development will set aside 17 acres for public uses, including a new elementary school, a large central park, pocket parks, open spaces, and pedestrian-oriented pathways. The municipality’s public street network will also be extended through the site.

The project also includes some green initiatives: a new retention pond, located next to the retail village, will be fed by rainwater drained from across the neighbourhood and surrounding communities. Before the release of the water into the creek, the water will be cleaned by water-wise plants in the pond that work as natural filters.

Artistic rendering of Latimer Heights in Langley Township. (Vesta Properties)

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