John and Steve Wynnyk plan to ask the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to remove 41 acres of their land in the Albion Flats from the land reserve for commercial and industrial development.
A sign across the street from the entrance to this weekend’s Ridge Meadows Home Show indicates their intention.
John Wynnyk said he wanted the sign up for this weekend’s event, and he said he’s already received comments on it.
The Wynnyks plan to put in the application in the third week of May. The application needs to go to Maple Ridge council first, which then decides whether or not ot forward it to the ALC.
If rezoned for commercial and industrial development, Wynnyk said it would be a “job-oriented piece of property.”
“The general public that I talk to are in favour of commercial [development],” Wynnyk said.
Last December, the ALC sent comments to Maple Ridge council about the Albion Flats, indicating they wouldn’t be in favour of pulling land out northwest of 105th Avenue, where the Wynnyks, SmartCentres, and other private landowners have property. The ALC said the land is still viable for farming, albeit with some drainage problems.
However, their comments indicated that there was a possibility that land could be pulled out on the southeast side of 105th Avenue for commercial and industrial development.
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