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.
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|
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|
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.