Two brothers hope council will vote tonight to send their Albion exclusion request to the Agricultural Land Commission.
Steve and John Wynnyk appeared before Maple Ridge council's committee of the whole Monday afternoon asking for help.
They want to develop 41 acres of farmland they own in the northwest section of Albion Flats. While they have not discussed any specific ideas for future use of the land at this time, they are hoping council - at tonight's meeting - will agree to submit their request to remove that land from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).
Sherry Gordon, Wynnyk's consultant told council: "This is a very straight forward request... over the years the land has become unsuitable for viable land-based farm operations... The Wynnyks believe the ALC should decide this, as it is an agricultural issue."
Speculation and issues around the redevelopment of the Albion Flats have been ongoing for decades. In a report last December, the ALC told the District it was not interested in removing land northwest of 105th Avenue from the ALR, but the southeast region would be considered.
The Wynnyks would like the opportunity to have the ALC reconsider that stance.