So another Langley Township Open House to report on from yesterday (click on the graphic to see the full review). It would appear to me that when compared with the options presented at an Open House in June 2010, the planners have combined the two options presented, shifting some of the density (both previous options are available at this township document page).
Previously, Option 1 saw much more residential detached homes staying on the western side along 207th. Additionally, there was added commercial along 72nd, and medium density townhomes on the Southwest corner of 68th and 207th.
Option 2 maintained the idea of having commercial along 72nd, while removing single family detached homes almost completely from the area. High density was added all along 68th Avenue along the North and South.
Both plans offered a Pocket Park around what I am guessing would be 71A with an adjoining Wildlife Habitat. There would also be a "Green Link" running from this Pocket Park all the way to a detention pond on the Willowbrook Connector. They also feature some sort of unique amenity feature just south of 68th on 207th.
The proposed plan that I saw on Thursday lightened the commercial along 72nd, keeping it to the area immediately around 208th Street, but adding to the mixed residential/commercial idea around 207th and 68th. Single family detached homes were reduced to 4 lots in the Northwest corner, along 207th and 72nd, while the area that Option 1 showed single family detached now will receive a light density (10-12 units per acre) townhouses - a density category not on either of the previous plans. The density along 68th was increased from Option 1, but decreased from Option 2.
The new plan also features 2 new detention ponds, one at the very south point of 208th and another north of 68th, between 206th and 207th. The Pocket Pond, Wildlife Habitat, amenity feature have all been retained. The "Green Link" has been replaced by a "Blue Link" - take a look at the full presentation (click on the graphic) to see details of this feature. It should be noted that Options 1 and 2 both mentioned "traffic calming elements" at most interesections; these have been clarified to be roundabouts.
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