Letter: Buildings adding to Fort’s charm


 Dear Editor:

It is time for an update on all of the exciting events underway in Fort Langley as I write. I am happy to announce the nearing completion of another three storey building, the first of three currently under construction in the Fort, increasing our inventory of three storey buildings and, the best part is that none of the old village has “vanished”, but rather the development is shaping up to be an awesome enhancement of the already substantial and tangible assets of Fort Langley. 

The Lovely Reid block, complete with their two level luxury residences elegantly poised above a lovely commercial row at street level and nestled in the edge of the commercial district, has already increased the charm of its surrounding neighbourhood substantially. 

The professional building on 96th is nearing substantial completion as well. While also minimizing from the view on 96th, a third floor being developed on the south side, it is quite visible from the south and is perhaps, out of all three plans, the most likely to result in the ‘most visual mass’ with its steep graded attempt at minimizing actual vertical elevation like the dental office beside it. Neither my doctor nor the site people seem to know what the purpose of the third floor space will be for, but I am sure it will be lovely, and unlike its neighbouring buildings, it conforms to the design guidelines for building facade. 

Last but not least will be the remarkable and beautifully designed Gold Leeds project, the Coulter Berry building. A building which can lay claim to the utterly remarkable feature of being the only building of the current projects to become a heritage building before it is even completed, and with no small thanks to the vigorous opposition to its very existence that will live on in the narrative history of our colourful past for generations. 

Come one, come all, but do come see for yourself the new additions to our vibrant and unequivocally charming community. For any one interested in sustainable development and LEEDS building features etc., there are several viewing portals in the hoarding enabling up close and personal observation

Catherine Doyle, Fort Langley

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