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May 21, 2020

Construction project gets break from Delta noise bylaw

The city is granting the developer of a new condo project a break from Delta’s noise control bylaw.

Council last week voted in favour of relaxing the current restrictions for contractors and trades working for Realco Holdings Ltd. for the 182-unit condo project on Nicholson Road, located next to the Scottsdale Mall.

It’s the first of what could be several requests granted to help keep construction moving during COVID-19 protocols.

In its request the company noted it is staggering construction activities on-site including the start and end times for the trades.

The staggering of work hours minimizes overcrowding on the site and provides additional space for proper physical distancing.

However, the company also requested a variance in the noise bylaw to allow construction to take place for two additional hours during weekdays and an additional three hours on Saturdays.

Currently the bylaw doesn’t permit construction to take place Sundays but the company was granted eight hours on those days.

Any work on Sundays would require specific approval by the city manager.

The planning department notes the contractor and trades would be asked to undertake quiet work as much as possible during the extended hours to minimize noise impacts to surrounding community.

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