Chelsea Green residents concerned about sight lines, noise pollution and traffic

A development of industrial buildings at 203 Street and 96 Avenue in Northwest Langley has nearby residents at Chelsea Green complex very concerned.

Although they are not opposed to the project, the residents are worried about sight lines from apartments on the west side of the property, noise pollution and vehicle traffic.

Krahn Engineering Ltd. is planning to build a new industrial/ warehouse building, a multi-tenant commercial/ industrial building and a commercial/ warehouse building for Lordco Auto Parts, about 42 metres away from the residential dwellings.

There is already an existing 20 to 32-metre landscape buffer between the proposed buildings and Chelsea Green, and a five metre landscaped trail that the Township has installed. An additional five meter landscape area and five metre high concrete screen wall are also proposed.

Although residents don’t believe the project will decrease the value of any of the 224 homes at Chelsea Green, “it will certainly not help their salability,” said Jim Doerr, a resident of Chelsea Green and past president of the strata council.

Doerr spoke to council on behalf of the residents at a public hearing.

He told council they are thankful for the installment of the pedestrian walkway and landscape additions as they have “added to the livability of our neighbourhood.”

What the residents are most concerned about now is replacing a number of mature trees that were damaged during the installation of the walkway, dealing with increased traffic on 96 Avenue and ensuring that noise from trucks and warehouse activity does not interrupt their daily lives.

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