Duane and Vicki Bakgaard put stickers showing their opinion on boards at an open house on the future of the Williams neighbourhood.

Williams neighbourhood plan gets public scrutiny

The last plan for Willoughby is being crafted.

Langley residents brought their opinions on the last phase of Willoughby to be planned for development to Tuesday night’s open house.

A steady stream of people flowed through the Langley Events Centre and stuck suggestions to boards showing two possible plans for the Williams area, between 212th and 216th Streets, south of the Trans Canada Highway.

The Township isn’t asking people to pick one plan or the other.

“We’re asking people to pick the elements that you like,” said Township manager of long range planning Jason Chu. “Then we’ll put the elements together in one concept.”

Both plans include light industrial or office-commercial development to the north, near the future 216th Street interchange, expected to be finished by 2019.

“This is the crowning jewel in the Willoughby area concept plan,” said lifelong Langley resident Gurm Kundan.

He liked most of what he saw, but not a plan for half-acre to one-acre estate housing in the south of Williams.

A community feel is the key, said Tom Rae, who moved into Williams just before the announcement of the planning process.

Muriel McCrae of Walnut Grove was unhappy about the interchange and the link to new industrial land.

“Everybody is so upset, because 88th is becoming the major truck route to get to 216th,” McCrae said.

Both plans include a school and park. Population could range from 1,600 to 3,500.


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