March Update

The March Issue of the City Centre Update is now available at SurreyCityCentre.ca. This month’s newsletter includes a round-up of new Development Applications, Council Approvals, and Construction activity during the past month of February.

New Development Applications

There were no new major development applications submitted in City Centre during February 2021.

As of March 2021, there are 30 major development applications under initial review (pre-council), consisting of approximately 34 towers, and 21 low-rises.

Major development applications under initial review as of March 2021

Council Approvals

Two major projects received 3rd Reading (Preliminary Approval) from Surrey City Council in February 2021. These included GEC Education Mega Centre, a 49-Storey Mixed- use tower, and Bosa’s Brightside, a 4-tower mixed-use development ranging in heights from 38-51 Storeys.

As of March 2021, there are 34 approved major projects in City Centre, consisting of 43 towers, and 22 low-rises.

Approved major development applications as of March 2021

18 – 0350 | Brightside

Bosa’s Brightside re-appeared before Surrey City Council in February 2021 after having been previously approved back in March 2020. The application has been amended to include an additional tower (previously under a separate application), as well as some minor revisions to the original proposal. The application now consists of 4 towers (38, 46, 50 & 51-Storeys) surrounding 2 low-rise retail & amenity buildings, to be built over a number of phases. Phase 1 is to include a 38-Storey rental residential tower on the corner of City Parkway & 104 Avenue.

Address: 104 Ave & City Parkway
Proposal:38, 46, 50 & 51-Storey Mixed-Use
(1,840 units, 239,421 SF office/retail)
Developer:Bosa BlueSky
Architect:Perkins + Will
Expected Completion:2025 (Phase 1)

20 – 0071 | GEC Education Mega Centre

GEC Education Mega Centre also re-appeared before Surrey City Council in February 2021 after having been previously approved back in October 2017 under a separate application. The revised application now includes a 49-storey mixed-use tower consisting of 383 market

& rental residential units, 78,490 SF of office & institutional space, and 4,973 SF of retail. The project will also dedicate and construct a new portion of 102A Avenue through the site which is to eventually connect east to King George Blvd and beyond.

Address: 102A Ave & City Parkway
Proposal:49-Storey Mixed-Use
(383 units, 83,468 SF office/retail, institutional)
Developer:CIBT / WestStone Group
Architect:Chris Dikeakos
Expected Completion:2025

Construction

No new projects began construction during January 2021, however one project finished construction (Central City Parkade), and one project began demolition, after having been halted in Fall 2020 (La Voda – 6-Storey Residential).

As of February 2021, there are 16 projects under construction in City Centre, representing 15 high-rises (>6 Storeys) and 6 low-rises (4-6-storeys).

Major projects under construction as of March 2021
Camellia Seniors Living – 132 St & 109 Ave
Georgetown One by Anthem beginning to transform the corner of 102 Ave & Whalley Blvd
Linea nearing completion at the corner of 133 St & 104 Ave
Surrey’s next tallest – One Central beginning to rise in West Village
Excavation underway at Park George on 100 Ave
Rosewood Supportive Housing project rising above ground on 137 St
King George Hub residential towers and retail nearing completion along Fraser Highway
City Centre 3 nearing completion at 96 Ave & 137A St