November Update

The November Issue of the City Centre Update is now available at SurreyCityCentre.ca. This month’s newsletter includes a round-up of general updates, new development applications, and construction activity during the past month of September 2021. For a full list of all active projects – check out the Active Projects Page.

New Development Applications

As of November 2021, there are 30 major development applications under initial review in Surrey City Centre, representing 30 high-rise and 17 low-rise buildings.

New development applications over the past month include:

21 – 0311 | Fraser Hwy & Whalley Blvd

A Rezoning, Subdivision, OCP / City Centre Plan Amendment, and Development Permit application has been submitted by KGS Holdings for a 38-storey residential tower just to the south of King George Hub at Fraser Hwy & Whalley Blvd. The application is proposing to consolidate 3 existing single family lots as well as dedicate new roadway for the eventual extension of Whalley Blvd south of Fraser Hwy.

21 – 0313 | 102 Ave & King George Blvd

A Rezoning, OCP / City Centre Plan Amendment, and Development Permit application has been submitted by Chris Dikeakos Architects for a 49-storey residential tower above an 8-storey office podium with ground floor retail at the north-west corner of 102 Ave & King George Blvd. The project would replace an existing 1-storey strip mall and surface parking lot with 739 residential units and 223,545 SF of office space. The project will also dedicate land along the north side of the site for a new portion of 102A Ave, as well as land along the west side of the site for a new urban green lane.

Council Approvals

As of November 2021, there are 36 major development applications approved in Surrey City Centre, representing 38 high-rise and 31 low-rise buildings. There was just 1 Surrey City Council meeting over the past month, with no new approvals.

Construction

As of November 2021, there are 18 major projects under construction in Surrey City Centre, representing 17 high-rise and 7 low-rise buildings. The past month saw 1 new project begin construction – the Grand – A 46-storey residential tower above a 5-storey office & retail podium on King George Blvd at 107 Ave.

New Construction

The Grand (46-Storey Residential, Office, Retail) – Excavation now underway

Continued Construction

Holland Parkside Phase 1 (11-Storey Office, 19-Storey Rental) – Excavation progressing
Parc Centrale (20-Storey Residential, Office, Legion) – View looking south along City Parkway.
One Central (44-Storey Condo, Retail) – View looking west from Central City
Plaza One & Two @ King George Hub (41 + 44-Storey Residential, Office, Retail) – Excavation progressing
Centra (23-Storey Residential) – Excavation continuing with parking levels construction underway.
University District (28 +37-Storey Residential, Retail) – View from University Dr of tallest tower main entry and podium.
The Holland (25-Storey Residential) – View looking north-west along Old Yale Rd.
Park George (35 + 39-Storey Residential) – Excavation continues with foundational work underway
Parker (4-Storey Residential) – View looking north-east from 139 St & 105 Blvd

October Development Update

The October 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 September 2021. For a full list of all active projects – check out the Active Projects Page.

New Development Applications

The past month saw two new major development applications submitted. As of October 2021, there are 28 major development applications under initial review within City Centre, representing 28 high-rise and 17 low-rise buildings.

21 – 0270 | 102A Ave & 133A St

A Rezoning, Subdivision, City Centre Amendment, and Development Permit application has been submitted by IBI Group for a 42-Storey residential tower above ground-level retail at the corner of 133A St & 102A Ave just to the west of SFU. The application is proposing to consolidate 5 existing lots, currently occupied by a gravel parking lot, a vacant lot, and a four-plex to create 473 residential units above 3,762 SF of retail.

21 – 0285 | 104 Ave & 138A Ave

A Rezoning, Subdivision, OCP & City Centre Amendment, and Development Permit application has been submitted by Streetside Developments for a 32-Storey residential tower above a 6-storey podium with ground level retail on the south-east corner of 138A St & 104 Ave Ave. The building would replace an existing car wash on the site with 339 residential units and 11,043 SF of retail.

Council Approvals

The past month saw two additional projects receive 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) from Surrey City Council. As of October 2021, there are 37 major projects approved within City Centre, representing 39 high-rise and 31 low-rise buildings.

19 – 0091 | 104A Ave & 138A St (Porte)

Porte’s next upcoming project in Surrey City Centre received 3rd Reading by Council on September 13. Occupying half a block between 138A St and 139 St north of 104A Ave, the 6-Storey project will include 299 units amongst 4 buildings to be constructed in phases. The project will replace 8 existing single family lots and close an existing lane, while opening a new green lane along the north edge of the site.

Designed by Studio One Architects, the buildings will create a more urban streetscape along 138A St & 139 St with 2-storey street-oriented townhomes integrated into the base of each building.

Location: 104A Ave & 138A St
Proposal: 6-Storey Condo (x4) (299 Units)
Developer: Porte Homes
Architect: Studio One
Expected Completion: 2024-2026
West facade of proposed development along 138A St

View looking north-east from 104A Ave & 138A St

20 – 0233 | Centre Block (Phase 1 & 2)

Phase 1 & 2 of the much anticipated ‘Centre Block’ development received 3rd Reading from Council on September 13. Located on the former North Surrey Rec Centre site, the project is to consist of over 1 million square feet of office space between two towers (19 and 47-storeys) above a retail and institutional base. The taller tower will become the tallest office tower in Metro Vancouver at 738 feet once complete. Additionally, the project will integrate with both Civic Plaza to the north and Surrey Central Station though new plaza space featuring a network of overhead canopies.

Location: University Dr & 102A Ave
Proposal: 19 & 47-Storey Office (1,181,500 SF), Institutional (152,783 SF), Retail (22,884 SF)
Developer: SCDC / City of Surrey
Architect: Hariri Pontarini / Adamson
Expected Completion: TBD
Aerial view looking east
View looking south from Civic Plaza
View looking south-west showing Centre Block’s integration with Surrey Central Station
Plan view of Centre Block Phase 1 & 2

Construction

The past month saw one new major project begin construction. As of October 2021, there are 17 major projects under construction within City Centre, representing 16 high-rise and 7 low-rise buildings.

New Construction

Brightside Phase 1 (38-Storey Rental, Retail) – Site preparation & drilling underway

Continued Construction

Park George (35 & 39-Storey Condo) – Work underway on foundation and underground parking levels
The Holland (25-Storey Condo) – Beginning to rise at corner of 133 St & Old Yale Rd
One Central (44-Storey Condo, Retail) – View looking east from Central Ave. Main tower rising above podium.
Holland Parkside Phase 1 (11-Storey Office, 19-Storey Rental) – Excavation progressing
Parc Centrale (20-Storey Condo, Office, Legion) – Continuing to rise with 5 levels to go. Glazing and red paneling taking shape.
Ledgeview (6-Storey Condo) – View from King George Blvd. Exterior work continues.
Georgetown One (30-Storey Condo, Retail) – View looking south-west from future 102A Ave. Work continues on tower and podium.
University District (28 & 37-Storey Condo, Retail) – View looking south from 105 Ave & University Dr
Q5 (6-Storey Condo) – Excavation continues with crane now installed
Belvedere (27-Storey Condo, Retail) – View looking south – Excavation progressing.

Completions

King George Hub – New public art installations within recently completed retail plaza
King George Hub – View looking north from new retail plaza

August Development Update

The August Issue of the City Centre Update is now available at SurreyCityCentre.ca. 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

Construction

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

Completions

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

May Update

The May 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 April 2021.

New Development Applications

One new development application was submitted in City Centre during the past month – a 6-Storey residential project located at 100A Ave & 133 St to the west of Holland Park.

21-0090 | 100A Ave & 133 St

A Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permit application was submitted in April for a proposed 6-Storey residential project consisting of 101 units at 100A Ave & 133 St. The site is located just south of two other 6-Storey residential projects under application, which together will begin to transition this existing Single Family area into a more urban low-rise multi-family residential district.

Initial Review Map

As of May 2021, there are 26 major development applications under initial review, consisting of approximately 30 high-rises, and 21 low-rises.

Council Approvals

Four projects received approvals from Surrey City Council during the past month.

18 – 0096 | 138 St & 105 Ave

This 6-Storey residential project located on a small 1/4 acre lot at the corner of 138 St & 105 Ave recived 3rd Reading (Preliminary Approval) in April. Due to its small and unique footprint for Surrey, the building will consist of just 28 units of rental housing. Completion is expected by 2024.

19 – 0004 | Park Central

This 6-Storey residential project on Old Yale Road just west of Holland Park recived 3rd Reading (Preliminary Approval) in April. Being developed by Peace Enterprises, the project will bring 43 rental units to the area along with a new extension of 133 Street south along the west side of the site. Completion is expected by 2024.

19 – 0367 | Whalley Station

Tien Sher Group received preliminary approval in April for for their 51-Storey mixed-use ‘Whalley Station’ project located at King George Blvd and 108 Ave. The tower is to become Surrey’s tallest building once completed, with 501 residential units above a 6-storey office and retail podium. The development will also create a new plaza on the south west corner of King George & 108 Ave leading into a grand 6-Storey atrium through the site. The current application is for a general development permit and rezoning only, with a separate detailed development permit application expected in the future.

20 – 0149 | Holland Parkside (Phase 1)

Phase 1 of Century Group’s Holland Parkside received its Development Permit in April to allow for a 19-storey rental residential tower, and 11-storey office building with ground level retail and a ‘market food hall’ at King George Blvd and 98 Ave. This first phase is part of a master plan for the site (approved in 2020) which will see 2 additional market residential towers developed on the western portion of the site in the future, subject to separate development permit applications. Construction of Phase 1 is expected to commence by Summer 2021.

Approved Projects Map

As of May 2021, there are 36 approved major projects in City Centre, consisting of 42 high-rises, and 24 low-rises.

Construction

No new projects began construction during the past month, however one project completed construction – 28-Storey Linea by Rize at 104 Ave & 133 St.

Active Construction Map

As of May 2021, there are 17 major projects under construction in City Centre, representing approximately 15 high-rises, and 8 low-rises.

28-Storey Linea by Rize now complete at 104 Ave & 133 St
20-Storey Veterans Village / Parc Centrale rising at City Parkway & 105A Ave
Crane now installed for Townline’s 25-Storey ‘The Holland’ on Old Yale Rd
5-Storey Transitional Housing project ‘Rosewood’ rising above 137 St
Street frontage upgrades underway in front of Camellia Seniors Housing on 132 St
Birds Eye View of progress at University District by BlueSky
Large canopy entrance along Fraser Highway at King George Hub
New multi-use path along Fraser Highway as part of King George Hub
Excavation underway for 23-Storey Centra on 101 Ave
44-Storey One Central rising in West Village

April Update

The April 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 prior month of March 2021.

New Development Applications

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

As of April 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 April 2021

Council Approvals

No major projects received 3rd Reading (Preliminary Approval) from Surrey City Council during the past month of March, in part due to Spring Break.

As of April 2021, there are 33 approved major projects in City Centre, consisting of 42 towers, and 22 low-rises.

Approved major development applications as of April 2021

Construction

One new project began construction during March – A 23-storey market residential tower known as Centra by Everest Group located on 101 Ave at 139 St.

As of April 2021, there are 17 projects under construction in City Centre, representing 16 high-rises (>6 Storeys) and 7 low-rises (4-6-storeys).

Major projects under construction as of April 2021
30-Storey Georgetown One rising amidst the backdrop of King George Hub
Parker by Mosaic progressing on 105 Ave near 140 St
44-Storey One Central rising above its podium on 133A St at Central Ave
King George Hub office tower nearing completion at new intersection of King George Blvd and George Junction
New road, bike path, and sidewalk along George Junction
King George Hub office tower entrance fronting King George Blvd
Legion ‘Veterans Village’ / Parc Centrale rising above City Parkway at 105A Ave
41-Storey Park Boulevard nearing completion along Whalley Blvd

Maverick nearing occupancy at Whalley Blvd & Grosevnor Rd

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