The Coulter Berry Building is a three story mixed-use building in the heart of the village. It has underground parking, quality retail on the ground level on all sides connected via a central breezeway, offices and personal services on the 2nd floor, and nine residences on the 3rd floor.
We first proposed Coulter Berry in 2012, and finally completed its in the summer of 2016. It was approved by Council 7-2 in November 2012, but sidetracked in the courts after construction began, then reapproved by Council 7-2 in March 2014, thanks to the support of almost 200 supporters at our 2nd public hearing, and to hundreds of others that documented their support.
Coulter Berry is a signature project for Langley, with LEED Gold certification, a geothermal system for 100% of heating, 70% of cooling, solar panels, historic design, public washrooms, and so much more. It is one of the most energy efficient buildings that could possibly be built.
The Fort Mall is a 10 unit retail property with 71 parking stalls at 96th Avenue and Glover Road. We completed a substantial renovation of this property in 2012 that significantly improved its exterior aesthetic and pedestrian appeal.
We visually and physically separated people from cars, while adding additional parking capacity next to a refreshed pedestrian connection between Church Street and Glover Road.
Rejuvenating this property was a key step in improving the look and feel of this area of the commercial core within Fort Langley, thankfully, the village's only strip mall design.
In 2008 we renovated five adjacent properties from 9179 to 9213 Glover Road with new façades, and significant tenant turnover, with the intention of a 10-15 year plan to redevelop the property as Fort Langley improved overall, which it certainly has.
We designed the renovation to give these older buildings new life, such that they would seem like a collection of related buildings with new awnings, prominent signage and an improved pedestrian-orientated interface to the sidewalk.
This renovation enabled an improved tenant mix and refreshed streetscape that has served Fort Langley's commercial core very well, and set the stage for future upgrades and improvements.