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Council this week: Steveston dike, municipal election, townhouse proposal

A public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. at Richmond City Hall on Monday.
Richmond City Hall

A brief agenda is scheduled for Monday's general purposes committee meeting at Richmond City Hall.

The committee meeting, which takes place at 4 p.m., will be looking at plans to build a 3.3-kilometre-long dike for flood protection in Steveston.

The dike design would be built from London Landing to Garry Point Park and will include Shady Island.

City staff is looking to consult with the public and stakeholders on the project.

Councillors will be reviewing the City of Richmond's voter turnout for the 2022 municipal and local school elections.

A city staff report stated the voter turnout in 2022 was 24.4 per cent, which is significantly lower than the 36 per cent turnout in 2018.

A public hearing will also be held at 7 p.m. on Monday regarding the rezoning of a Riverfront property where a developer is looking to build an 11-storey hotel with commercial business on the ground floor in the Aberdeen Village area.

The hearing will also address temporary commercial use permits for vehicle rental storage.

Planning committee

Richmond city councillors will be reviewing a proposal to build two townhouse clusters on St. Albans Road.

The developer is looking to erect five, three-storey townhomes at 7511 St. Albans Rd. which will include a shared driveway with an existing townhouse complex just to their north at 7433 St. Albans Rd.

However, residents of the existing townhouse complex aren't happy about the shared driveway, citing noise, safety, traffic and increased insurance costs.