Meeting held electronically and open to public attendance
Council Chamber, City Hall

We recognize and respect that New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. We acknowledge that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.


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The Mayor will open the meeting and provide a land acknowledgement.

To introduce to Council a development proposal for 88 Tenth Street (Columbia Square) and to seek Council direction on key areas of policy misalignment.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council direct staff to work with the applicant to revise their proposal to meet the City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy and Secured Market Rental expectations, or identify an alternative proposal for achieving inclusionary and secured market housing in the project to the satisfaction of the Director, and report back to Council, prior to advancing the proposal further in the review process.

    THAT Council direct staff to work with the applicant to secure development of the affordable units either within the first half of the total project build-out or proportional to the overall development build-out.

    THAT Council direct staff to work with the applicant to complete discussions with School District 40 (SD40) regarding the need for a school site in the area, to the satisfaction of the Director.

To present the draft Retail Strategy to Council and seek endorsement to bring the Strategy for public review.

  • Recommendation:

    THAT Council direct staff to advance the draft Retail Strategy for community review as outlined in this report.



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