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Langley In Progress Urban Development Institute Township of Langley – April 28, 2011 Venue: Langley Events Center 7888 200th Street, Langley, B.C. Time: 2:00 to 3:45 Mayor Rick Green - Township is a community of opportunity, growth and where people want to live - Home to 106 000 residents and over 5 900 businesses - Forecast is for over 100 000 people to move into the Township over the next 30 years - Huge potential for family development - Township is committed to removing obstacles - Issued 969 building permits in 2010 Shawn Bouchard – Quadra Homes - lives in the Township of Langley - appreciated the opportunity to - Township is very good at working with people who want to invest in this community and make it a better place - Took 24 months after the original application to receive their building permit which in any other municipality would not be possible - Fantastic place to create a development John Conicella – Westgroup Properties - 10 year project (Gateway 200) to create a business and employment zone - New interchange created a small industrial property developer to become involved (Westgroup) - 2005 the Golden Ears and Fraser Health were the game changers for the property - Township cooperated with the future vision of the Gateway 200 area - PharmaSave decided to locate their national headquarters in the Township - Built 378 000 square feet of office space and 570 new jobs - Township is credited with helping Westgroup achieve their clients objectives especially to understand the business needs to attract these companies Dave Gormley – Beedie Group - Development focused mainly in the Gloucester area - Credits the Township with - Township has affordable land relative to the rest of Vancouver, proximity to the US border and a good available workforce - One of the best Municipalities to deal with on the development side in the Lower Mainland. - Supportive Council Hugh Carter – Qualico - 60 year history started in Winnipeg - Willoughby Town Center is their development - Yorkson is unique and is showing strong market appeal - 50% of Township population will be in Willoughby by 2031 - 144 000 square feet of retail and commercial development coming to Willoughby Town Center - Proposed exit off Highway #1 to 216th is in the planning stages and will link to 83rd Avenue. - Grocery store coming to Willoughby Town Center in 2012. - Township is open for development business - Strong sense of community is one of the strong attributes of Langley - A growing trade area with a potential of 28 000 people in Yorkson Ramin Seifi – Township of Langley - A community of six distinct communities - One of the fastest growing municipalities in the region with an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 percent - Strong and diverse economy - 70% of the Township population is under 55 - 20% of the population is under 15 - Fourth largest number of housing starts in the Lower Mainland after Surrey, Burnaby and Richmond over the last 10 years - Langley has the highest project growth rate of any municipality in the Lower Mainland (except Anmore) - History and future growth potential with our central location provides a great opportunity to invest in the Township of Langley Closing Remarks - Township of Langley is open for business – Mayor Rick Green - Township is a good spot to do business – Dave Gormley - Langley has a progressive Council – Hugh Carter The Township of Langley has a great future!
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