POSTAL VICTORY: McBride Station to be included in Fort Post Office!

Part of the village lifestyle in Fort Langley revolves around the Post Office. At the community planning session and subsequent open house for McBride Station the issue of maintaining the P.O. address as Fort Langley was raised by many people. A participant summed up the issue by saying, “I hope that the residents of this development are able to use the Post Office instead of having a mailbox on the property. The Post Office is a community gathering place and if mailboxes come to town, I worry that it will open the door for removal of our post office.”
The Manager of Delivery Services for Canada Post has recently confirmed that McBride Station will not require the installation of centralized mail boxes but rather mail service will be to the Fort Langley postal box lobby.
Good news for Fort Langley as well as for the future residents of McBride Station.

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BRIDGING THE GAP: Pedestrian Overpass adds to Fort trail network

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On August 2, 2012 the extensive trail system in Fort Langley received a major addition in the form of a pedestrian bridge over the main CN rail line. The connecting overpass was carefully lowered onto supporting platforms on either side … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Charles Hope plugs in Fort Langley

Hope House, “Illahie”, painted by Alan Wylie of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

In 1909 Charles Hope built a beautiful home, “Illahie”, on the parcel where the Fort Langley Fire Hall now stands. Hope followed D.W. Poppy to become the second President of the Fort Langley and District Board of Trade in 1910. He played an important role in town planning and bringing electricity to the village. Fort Langley was the first village to have street lights in the Lower Fraser Valley.
Charles Hope owned a lot of Fort Langley after marrying Alexander Mavis’ daughter, Lily. She was the registered owner of many village properties including the lot now occupied by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. One of the gallery artists, Alan Wylie, recently painted “Illahie” from a photo provided by Charles’ grandson, Larry Hope.
The Hope House was completely destroyed by fire in 1928. Lanstone Homes’ McBride Station town homes are in the planning stage for the former Hope estate, “Illahie”.

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THANK YOU: McBride Station open house well attended

Stephen Heller of VDZ Landscape Architects explains site amenity plan at McBride Station open house

Approximately 150 people attended yesterday’s (June 21, 2012) open house to see the plans proposed for McBride Station in Fort Langley. Colin Hogan (Focus Architecture) said that the public planning session in March greatly assisted him in formulating the concept for the site. With the additional input received at the open house, Lanson Foster of Lanstone Homes felt that his project team could now put together a comprehensive application package to the municipal planning department.
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DISPLAY BOARDS: McBride Station open house

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Here are a few of the display boards that were shown at the public open house on June 21, 2012 at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Your comments will be appreciated.

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McBRIDE STATION: Please come to our open house tomorrow

Come see the plans for McBride Station and give us your feedback

Open House 2 to 8 pm at the Fort Langley Community Hall, Thursday June 21 Further to the public planning session in March our architects have plans for your review and input tomorrow (Thursday June 21, 2012) at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Please drop in and have a look at the plans anytime between 2 and 8 PM.
We are grateful to many community members who have taken time to give us their input as part of the planning process.
We also wish to thank the McBride Street Strata residents, the 96th Ave Mobile Home Park residents and the Fort Langley Community Association for meeting and providing advice.
We hope you will like the plans for McBride Station.

Lanson Foster
Lanstone Homes

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OPEN HOUSE: Thursday June 21 from 2 to 8 pm

Lanstone Homes thanks everyone who provided suggestions about the redevelopment of the Lombardy Campground property and adjacent lands behind the Fire Hall. With the input from the community planning session on March 1, 2012, our architects have been busy working on plans for the site.

Plans for the 1.8 hectare site include a variety of town homes, most with master bedroom on the main floor, ranging in height from one to two storeys. Architectual elements for units on McBride Street were drawn from both the original Hope House and the nearby Hope Carriage House.

Before making a formal development application for the site, Lanstone Homes would like to obtain comments from the community on the plans for the site. In this regard a public open house has been scheduled for:

Thursday, June 21, 2012
from 2 to 8 pm
at the Fort Langley Community Hall.

We hope you will be able to drop by on June 21 to have a look at our plans. Your feedback will be appreciated.

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