Haldi House and Fort Langley Marina Park Survey
You are cordially invited to participate in shaping the future of the Fort Langley Marina Park and Haldi House, two properties that hold tremendous potential for our community. Fort Langley Marina Park encompasses the area between Glover Road and the boat launch, extending from the Fraser River to the railway tracks. The Haldi House property is currently zoned C2, denoting general commercial zoning, while the Fort Langley Marina Park is zoned P-1, indicating Civic Institutional zoning that includes parks.a
The Waterfront Committee, a collaboration of local community groups, residents, and businesses, is dedicated to developing a grassroots community vision for the Fort Langley Marina Park and heritage Haldi House. This vision will serve as a valuable resource for future proposals guided by the perspectives and aspirations of our community.
We firmly believe in initiating a community conversation to ensure that the future of these properties aligns with the needs and desires of our community. Your active participation in this survey will greatly contribute to creating a proactive vision that captures the essence of our collective aspirations.
Additionally, we would like to inform you that the Township of Langley has initiated their consultation process. You can find their survey by clicking here.
This survey marks the first step in our grassroots consultation process, and we sincerely appreciate your participation. Your answers will serve as the foundation for future visioning workshops and discussions. Your input is essential in shaping the direction and priorities for the Fort Langley Marina Park and heritage Haldi House. We highly value your insights and eagerly look forward to collaborating with you in creating a shared vision for the future of our community.
Thank you for your time and valuable contribution to this important endeavour. This survey will be open until Wednesday June 21st 6:00pm
By participating in this survey, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information that you provide. Please limit your responses to the topic. No names will be published. If you have questions about your privacy, please email Info@fortlangleycommunity.com.
Haldi House and Fort Langley Marina Park Background
The Fort Langley Community Association has formed a committee to develop a future vision for the Haldi House and Fort Langley Marina Park properties. Both are owned by the Township of Langley. The Haldi House property is currently zoned C2, or general commercial zoning. The Fort Langley Marina Park is zoned P-1, a Civic Institutional zoning which includes parks. These properties extend east from Glover Road to the boat launch and from the Fraser River to the railway tracks.
There have been three previous proposals.
In early 2017, the Township of Langley, in partnership with Kwantlen First Nation, envisioned a development proposal in concert with the new museum. Anticipated federal funding was less than was needed and the proposal seems to be off the table. More details can be found here: https://www.tol.ca/en/the-township/fort-langley-community-projects.aspx
Around March 2021, a second proposal was made public on the My Fort Langley Facebook page. It can still be found on the Fort Langley Project Page website. The proposal apparently did not accommodate railway and streamside setbacks, and its current status is unclear. https://www.fortlangleyproject.org/advocacy/waterfront
Lastly, after the Township of Langley sent out a Request for Expression of Interest (EOI), Vancap Developments submitted a proposal which included relocating the Haldi House and creating a three-story commercial building. This did not receive much public support and was subsequently withdrawn.
The Waterfront Committee is a collaboration of local community groups, residents, and businesses wanting to develop a grassroots community vision for the Haldi House and the Fort Langley Marina Park, which can be used in the development of future proposals and referred to when considering them post-submission. We want to initiate a community conversation on the future of this area so that it meets community needs and desires. Let’s create a proactive vision and not be reactive to future development proposals.