New industrial site expected to create 170 jobs in Langley – Aldergrove Star
The light industry zone between 64th Avenue and the Langley Bypass will receive a new building next year.
Wesmont Properties is constructing a new 123,000 square foot light industrial strata complex on the east side of 203rd Street to 62nd Avenue in Langley Township.
The site has been an empty field for years.
John Tilstra ran a storefront business next to the site 30 years ago and ultimately decided to buy and develop the site himself.
According to Tilstra, he had been wondering what would be built there for years and decided to take the opportunity to build a site that would allow more industrial activity.
“Langley is a growing mall, but when business owners are looking for new, light industrial space to own and operate, they are forced to leave the community because they have limited options,” Tilstra said. “We’re excited to be a part of the solution and excited to finally be able to buy the property and complete development that can help keep these jobs local.”
Industrial vacancy rates are very low in Metro Vancouver, below 1% this year so far.
The site is expected to accommodate more than 170 jobs.
The area is home to many similar light industry projects, but it has been a few years since the great expansion that saw the conversion of many fields north of 62nd Avenue well over a decade ago.
The industrial sites along the Langley Bypass are, for the most part, even older.
The project is expected to be completed in early 2022 and is currently in the site preparation phase, construction will follow.
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