August 2021 Update

The August Issue of the City Centre Update is now available at This month’s newsletter includes a round-up of Council Approvals and Construction activity during the past month of July 2021.

Council Approvals

The past month saw 2 major projects receive approvals from Surrey City Council. As of August 2021, there are 37 major projects approved in City Centre, representing 40 high-rise and 25 low-rise buildings.

20 – 0244 | Innovation Village

This 3-tower mixed-use project by WestStone Group on King George Blvd across from Surrey Memorial Hospital received 3rd Reading (Preliminary Approval) on July 26. The application is seeking a Rezoning, OCP & City Centre Plan Amendment, and General Development Permit to allow for three towers to be built in phases.

The tallest tower (37-storeys) closest to King George Blvd is to contain retail & office space on levels 1-5 with residential above. The remaining 2 towers to the east (31 & 12-storeys) are to be entirely residential. Separate detailed Development Permit applications are to follow in the future for each building.

View looking north along new 95 Avenue

Plan view of Innovation Village with new 95 Avenue through site

21 – 0072 | Brightside (Phase 3)

Phase 3 of BlueSky’s Brightside development went to Council on July 12, receiving approval to draft Development Permit. This phase of the project will include a 51-Storey mixed condo / rental tower and 2-storey standalone amenity building on the north-east corner of the site along 105 Ave.

The overall Brightside development originally received Rezoning and General Development Permit approval back in March 2020, later revised in February 2021 to include a 4th tower. Phase 1 will consist of a 38-storey rental tower on the south-west corner of the site at 104 Ave & City Parkway.

View looking south-west from King George Blvd towards Tower 3
View of Tower 3 base – looking south along new green lane from 105 Ave
View of 2-storey amenity building along 105 Ave
Overall Brightside Master Plan – Phase 3 at top right


The past month saw 2 new major construction starts and 1 completion. As of August 2021, there are 16 major projects under construction in City Centre, representing 15 high-rise and 7 low-rise buildings.

New Construction

Holland Parkside Phase 1 (11-Storey Office + 19-Storey Rental over retail) – Begun excavation
Plaza One & Two (41 & 44-storey residential over office & retail) – The final phase of King George Hub has begun excavation

Continued Construction

Rosewood (5-Storey Supportive Housing) – now topped out on 137 St
The Holland (25-Storey Residential) – Now at grade with construction beginning on level 1
One Central (44-Storey Residential & Retail) – Podium now topped off at 14 levels, with main tower to rise above
University District (28 & 37-Storey Residential & Retail) – Towers beginning to rise above townhouse and retail podiums
Parc Centrale (20-Storey Residential + Legion) – Main tower rising above podium on City Parkway
Park Boulevard (41-Storey Residential) – Main entry on Park Plaza nearing completion
Georgetown One (30-Storey Residential + Retail) – View from Central City Plaza
Park George (35 & 39-Storey Residential) – Excavation now bottomed out
Ledgeview (6-Storey Residential) – Now topped out at King George Blvd & 132 St with glazing & exterior work underway


Hub One & Two at King George Hub (29 & 40-Storey Residential) – View from Fraser Hwy & George Junction
Hub One & Two at King George Hub (29 & 40-Storey Residential) – View of residential entries and new multi-use path along Fraser Hwy
Hub One & Two at King George Hub (29 & 40-Storey Residential) – Retail plaza to open in Fall 2021