The 4800 Block of Lazelle is set for a townhouse development as the site at 4808 Lazelle Ave. is being cleared of trees and a home the week of Sept. 12-16. (Staff photo)

The 4800 Block of Lazelle is set for a townhouse development as the site at 4808 Lazelle Ave. is being cleared of trees and a home the week of Sept. 12-16. (Staff photo)

Lot cleared for downtown Terrace townhouse development

Market housing coming to 4808 Lazelle Ave., across from Terrace Bowling Lanes

Clearing of trees and an old house to permit the construction of a 21-unit townhouse complex on the 4800 Block of Lazelle Ave. in downtown Terrace continues this week.

A development permit for the project was issued in February to construct four buildings at the 4808 Lazelle Ave., property across the street from the Terrace Bowling Lanes building — deep enough that there will be access from the 4800 Block of Park Ave. at the very back.

This will be rental housing at market rates, consisting of three-bedroom units of 1,180 square feet.

As a condition of the development permit, the developer has agreed to pay nearly $50,000 to the city to contribute to the costs of upgrades to Park Ave., which includes a new storm main and expansion of the road into a 10 metre collector roadway with a curb, gutter and 1.8 metre concrete sidewalk.

The city’s Official Community Plan had already identified the site as one suitable for townhouse development.

Developer Vanhome of Richmond purchased the property based on a sale agreement to do so once city approval for construction was given. This is the third housing development now underway on the 4800 block of Lazelle.

Almost across the street at 4823 Lazelle Ave., construction is well underway on a three-storey, 47-unit complex from the M’akola Housing Society, a Lower Mainland society aimed at providing housing for Indigenous people.

This complex will offer one-to-three-bedroom units at a mixture of fixed rates and rents tied to tenant income.

Construction started this summer on a three-storey, apartment-style building for women and children leaving violence or under the threat of violence further west at a cost of $13.9 million. The three-storey structure on the corner of Lazelle Ave. and Munroe St. will have a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom units where women and children can live for up to 18 months while finding more permanent accommodations.

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