Abbotsford – The City of Abbotsord, in its continuing push towards 200K, is holding an open house on November 22 and again on the 23, outlining the vision for a re-vamped downtown.
The ambitious plan includes the extensions of Cruickshank and Emerson to Hillcrest, and another will connect Ventura to Mill Lake Park. you can see that the extensions are in behind both the Seven Oaks and West Oaks Shopping Centres.
In effect, the “chopping up” of the two malls with added housing and retail in vertical mixed use development.
FVN’s Don Lehn talked with Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun on the vision, including sticky points – traffic, parking and transit.
To view the draft pans, go to the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (on South Fraser way) Thursday November 22 from 6 to 8 PM OR the Khalsa Diwan Society (also on South Fraser way) on Friday November 23, from 6-8PM to view the plans.