A central piece of property in Fort Langley is being purchased by a local builder. Lanson Foster, President of Lanstone Homes, said the site is comprised of the Lombardy Campground and the land behind the Fort Langley fire hall totaling 1.8 hectares.
The site is designated as Multi-Family Residential in the Official Community Plan for Fort Langley. However, the form, character and layout of any redevelopment have yet to be decided. Foster is hoping to get input from local residents in formulating plans for the site.
“Having grown up in Langley, I very much appreciate that Fort Langley is a special place”, said Foster. “I want to make sure that whatever is built on the site complements the charm and character of the village. Our intent is to invite the community to be part of the planning process.”
Lanson Foster is a second generation home builder who started working on construction sites at a young age. He developed a passion for building homes very early in his life and now, a 20 year full-time veteran of the industry has a wealth of experience from on-site, hands-on to project management.
The site has an interesting history with its connection to the CN Station, the Rogers Feed Mill and the Hope family estate. Charles Edward Hope built the family home here in 1909 (where the fire hall is now). The house was a grand home with four levels and quite an architectural marvel for its time. It burnt down in 1928 but the barn (also known as the Hope Carriage House) still stands in the vicinity.
According to Foster, “understanding the heritage of the property will help us in coming up with appropriate designs and a plan that fit into the village”.
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