Public meeting on Vicarro Ranch project

A public information meeting on the proposed Vicarro Ranch project is scheduled for today (March 10) from 6-8 p.m. at Prince Charles Elementary located at 35410 McKee Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain feedback and input from residents in the surrounding neighbourhoods regarding the proposal.

A public information meeting on the proposed Vicarro Ranch project is scheduled for today (March 10) from 6-8 p.m. at Prince Charles Elementary located at 35410 McKee Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain feedback and input from residents in the surrounding neighbourhoods regarding the proposal.

The Vicarro Ranch project requires a major Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and rezoning application for the properties at 35220 Cassiar Avenue, 3001 Whatcom Road and 36218 Sandringham Drive, which total approximately 155 hectares (383 acres).

This proposal is the single largest application received in Abbotsford in more than a decade and consists of approximately 1,400 residential units – multi-family (apartments and townhouses), duplexes, and single family residential.

The project is a planned community located in the McKee Peak Mountain/Eagle Mountain area of Abbotsford. The plan calls for extensive trails and bike paths with up to 60 per cent of the land being used as parks or left in its original state.

Presently, the land is used as a cattle ranch operation and the home of the Trethewey family.