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

February City Centre Update

The February 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 first month of 2021.

New Development Applications

One new development application was submitted within City Centre during January 2021, bringing the total number of major applications under initial review to 32. This represents approximately 35 High-Rises (>6-Storeys) and 21 Low-Rises (4-6 Storeys).

21 – 0006 | City Parkway & Central Ave

This site located on the corner of City Parkway & Central Ave across from Surrey Central Station saw a Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permit application submitted in January 2021. The application is proposing to redevelop the site into a new mixed-use high-rise tower containing 435 residential units above a 167,594 SF office podium. The site is currently occupied by the single storey ‘Andes Plaza’ commercial building, and a single storey restaurant building.

Council Approvals

One major project received approval from Council during January 2021, joining 32 other pre-existing approved projects. As of February 2021, there are now 33 approved projects in City Centre, representing 41 High-Rises (>6-Storeys), and 22 Low-Rises (4-6 Storeys).

20 – 0018 | Flamingo Block (Phase 1)

Phase 1 of the Flamingo Block by Tien Sher Group received 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) on January 11, 2021. Located at Whalley Blvd & 107A St, the project is to consist of a 35-Storey residential tower and 6-Storey office building with retail at grade.

Phase 1 had previously received approval in February 2019 for a 35-Storey residential tower + residential low-rise instead of office. Phases 2-3 consisting of 37 & 46-Storey residential towers with retail at grade are to follow under separate development applications.

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).

King George Hub nearing completion at King George Station
Georgetown One’s Retail & Townhouse podium taking shape along future 102A Ave
Streetscape and finishing touches underway at Linea on 104 Ave
The Central City Parkade expansion completed in January 2021
44-Storey One Central now above grade in West Village
Excavation underway at phase 1 of Townline’s 25-Storey ‘The Holland’ project

January City Centre Update

The January 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 over the past month, as well as a brief overview of development stats in 2020 in context of the previous 5 years.

New Development Applications

Two new development applications were submitted within City Centre during December 2020, bringing the total number of major applications under initial review to 32. This represents approximately 35 High-Rises (>6-Storeys) and 22 Low-Rises (4-6 Storeys).

20 – 0304 | 13301 104 Ave

This large site located on 104 Ave just west of University Dr saw a Rezoning, Subdivision, OCP Amendment, City Centre Amendment, and Development Permit application submitted in December 2020. The application is proposing to redevelop an existing low-rise multi-family housing complex into 6 new buildings containing 2,444 units, 2,400 SF of retail space, and 4,652 SF of daycare space.

20 – 0326 | 10937 132A St

A Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permit application was submitted in December 2020 for this site located on 132A St just north of 109 Ave near Gateway Station. The application is proposing to consolidate 4 existing single family lots into 1 new lot in order to develop a low-rise residential building containing 159 units. The site is to the adjacent east and across the lane from the currently under construction 5-Storey Camellia Seniors Living project.

Council Approvals

Four major projects received approval from Council during December 2020, joining 28 other pre-existing approved projects. As of January 2021, there are now 32 approved projects in City Centre, representing 40 High-Rises (>6-Storeys), and 21 Low-Rises (4-6 Storeys).

19 – 0370 | Quinn Apartments

This 6-storey residential project by Porte Homes received 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) on December 21, 2020. Located at 134 St & 94A Ave, across from Queen Elizabeth Meadows Park, the project includes 174 units with ground oriented townhouse units along both street frontages. The project will also dedicate a new ‘green lane’ along the north of the site, and include a publicly accessible landscaped pedestrian pathway along the east edge of the site.

19 – 0372 | King George & 106A

This mixed-use residential / commercial project consisting of two towers (42 & 50 Storeys) at King George Blvd & 106A Ave received 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) on December 7, 2020. Designed by Vancouver’s MCM Architects, the project includes 1,019 units and 7,868 SF of ground-level retail space along future 106A Avenue. The project will also dedicate a new portion of 136A St running north-south through the middle of the site.

20 – 0016 | Yorkton

This 6-storey residential project on 108 Ave just east of 138 St received 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) on December 7, 2020. Designed by Vancouver’s WA Architects, the project includes 193 units between 2 buildings. The project will also dedicate a new ‘green lane’ along the rear of the site to the south, and include a publicly accessible landscaped pedestrian pathway running north south between the 2 buildings.

20 – 0207 | Sunshine Co-op

This 6-storey co-operative housing project by the Sunshine Co-op received 3rd Reading (Conditional Approval) on December 21, 2020. Located at the corner of 132 St & 104 Ave across from Kwantlen Park Secondary, the project will include 69 affordable housing units. The project will also dedicate a new ‘green lane’ along the west side of the site.

Construction

No new projects began construction during December 2020, however one 6-storey residential project known as La Voda, resumed construction after having been halted in the fall of 2020. As of January 2021, there are now 17 projects under construction in City Centre, representing 15 high- rises (>6 Storeys) and 7 low-rises (4-6-storeys).

Camellia | 5-Storey Seniors Residential | 132 St & 109 Ave
One Central | 44-Storey Residential + Retail | 133 St & Central Ave
City Centre 3 | 10-Storey Office + Retail | 96 Ave & 137A St
University District | 28 & 37-Storey Residential + Retail | University Dr & 104 Ave
Linea | 28-Storey Residential | 133A St & 104 Ave
Legion Veterans Village | 20-Storey Mixed-Use | City Parkway & 106 Ave
Maverick | 5-Storey Residential | Whalley Blvd & Grosvenor Rd
King George Hub (Phase B + C) | 29, 34 & 40-Storey Residential + 15-Storey Office + Retail | King George Blvd & Fraser Hwy
King George Hub (Phase B) Retail Component | King George Blvd & Fraser Hwy
Parker | 4-Storey Residential | 139 St & 105 Ave
Georgetown One | 30-Storey Residential + Retail | 102 Ave & Whalley Blvd