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We’ve Reached a Milestone – a Draft Plan

We’ve developed a draft plan for Fleetwood. This marks a key milestone in the project. The draft plan will guide growth over the next 30+ years in the community. With the extension of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line, Fleetwood is going to become an even more attractive place to live.

One of the most significant changes to the draft plan is the increase in the amount of parkland. Throughout the engagement process, participants have said that more parkland and recreation amenities are needed to accommodate the growing population. Climate action and the pandemic have amplified this need. To address this the draft plan doubles the amount of existing parkland by creating 12 new parks and expanding nine existing parks, including a new athletic park.

Other key features of the plan include a high street around 160 Street at Fraser Highway, an employment district around the 166 Street station, and an integrated network of future transit, pathways and cycle tracks.

Explore the Draft Plan

Recent Engagement

We just wrapped up our most recent round of engagement on the draft plan. Thank you to the nearly 1,400 people who took part in the Spring/Summer 2021 online surveys. To learn more about what we've heard so far take a look at the Step 3a/b: Putting it all Together into a Draft Plan engagement summary available in documents section (below).

What’s Next?
Later this Fall we will report to Council on what was heard and bring forward an updated stage one (draft) plan. From there, the planning process will shift into the second stage of work, which includes a review of utility and infrastructure, financing, urban design and other supportive policies. Additional opportunities for community engagement will be offered moving forward. A final plan is expected to be ready for public review in early 2023.


We’ve Reached a Milestone – a Draft Plan

We’ve developed a draft plan for Fleetwood. This marks a key milestone in the project. The draft plan will guide growth over the next 30+ years in the community. With the extension of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line, Fleetwood is going to become an even more attractive place to live.

One of the most significant changes to the draft plan is the increase in the amount of parkland. Throughout the engagement process, participants have said that more parkland and recreation amenities are needed to accommodate the growing population. Climate action and the pandemic have amplified this need. To address this the draft plan doubles the amount of existing parkland by creating 12 new parks and expanding nine existing parks, including a new athletic park.

Other key features of the plan include a high street around 160 Street at Fraser Highway, an employment district around the 166 Street station, and an integrated network of future transit, pathways and cycle tracks.

Explore the Draft Plan

Recent Engagement

We just wrapped up our most recent round of engagement on the draft plan. Thank you to the nearly 1,400 people who took part in the Spring/Summer 2021 online surveys. To learn more about what we've heard so far take a look at the Step 3a/b: Putting it all Together into a Draft Plan engagement summary available in documents section (below).

What’s Next?
Later this Fall we will report to Council on what was heard and bring forward an updated stage one (draft) plan. From there, the planning process will shift into the second stage of work, which includes a review of utility and infrastructure, financing, urban design and other supportive policies. Additional opportunities for community engagement will be offered moving forward. A final plan is expected to be ready for public review in early 2023.


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Do you have a question about the Fleetwood Plan or the planning process? We would be happy to respond to your question and will get back to you.

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    A year ago I asked - When will property owners along the proposed skytrain route be consulted? The answer was - in due time. Seeing work has started and trees being cut down and yet no one has contacted property owners along Fraser Highway that will be affected. What can property owners expect?

    Tamarra asked 13 days ago

    Hello Tamarra,

    With the recent announcement for committed senior government funding to build the full Surrey-Langley Skytrain line all the way to Langley City, the planning and design stages of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain Project have been extended to reflect the entire line. Once the conceptual design is sufficiently complete with the necessary approvals  in place, a project property representative from the Province  will contact owners whose property may be impacted to discuss property requirements in more detail. With the Province now committed to delivering the entire 16-km-long extension in a single phase, the anticipated completion date is now 2028.  https://www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca/news

    It is worth noting that some early preparation works have commenced to help expedite project construction once the full project is approved.  As such, the City of Surrey is completing 4-lane widening along segments of Fraser Highway in Green Timbers, and BC Hydro have commenced relocation of conflicting services along the corridor. Major construction is expected to be underway on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project starting in 2024. 

     More information about the entire project will be available in due course. In the meantime, please refer to the project website for the latest available project information  https://www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca/

    Best Regards,
    Markus

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    Please provide a contact person to speak with for more information. I live on 94th Avenue and would like more information about the proposed plan. Has the rezoning to park already occurred? How will this affect market value of the affected properties? How many in the block of housing that is proposed for rezoning to parks have been notified? I'm not able to find anyone, so far, who knew this was going to happen. I notice that there is a spot on the map that punches 94th Avenue out to 152. What is the purpose of this? How will this enhance any park values along that road?

    Susan asked 24 days ago

    Hello Susan,

    Thanks for your Parks and Road questions related to the draft Fleetwood Plan.  

    FUTURE PARKS
    The “Park and Open Space” designation in the draft proposed Fleetwood Parks Plan indicates that the City will purchase and develop a park at this location in the future. The proposed designation, even when adopted into the plan, does not change your zoning or what you are currently permitted to do on your property. You, or a future owner, can maintain the existing use of the property, renovate existing buildings, or build new ones in accordance with the existing zone.

     The City will only look to purchase a park designated lot in an approved land use plan only when the property owner is interested and ready to sell. When purchasing a property for park purposes, the City pays fair market value for the land based on an independent appraisal. The appraisal for a park designated property is based on the highest and best use of the land, absent the parkland designation. This typically involves evaluating the development potential of the property based on site characteristics, neighbourhood context, and reviewing the land use designations and development potential of adjacent/surrounding properties. A property owner is not required to sell privately to the City and may list their property on the open market if they so wished. In which case, the City may still submit an offer.

    CONSULTATION
    Property owners in the Fleetwood Plan have been invited to engage in the planning process through direct mail outs, the City’s social media and digital communications, and promotional signage throughout the community. We encourage you to talk with your neighbours and have them reach out with any questions or feedback they may have. You can contact our Parks Planning Division staff, Adam Rossi, by email at adam.rossi@surrey.ca

    ROAD EXTENSION
    With more residents, there needs to be more space to get around. The plan proposes new road connections including the future extension of 94 Ave to 152 Street, to create a finer-grained, grid road pattern providing more of a 100-200 m road grid.  This will help people get where they are going more directly, and create more room on the streets. This is intended to supports walking, cycling, and convenient access to future transit along 152 St. It will also provides more on-street parking. The extensions of 94 Ave will also help serve and provide better access for lots and development along 152 Street, when they ultimate re-develop, in accordance with the plan.  For more information about the draft transportation plan you can contact Alex Rosti, Transportation Engineer by email at alix.rosti@surrey.ca 

    For more information on this and other aspects of the plan please see the Fleetwood Draft Plan summary brochure.

    Best Regards,

    Markus

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    Is there any plan to build a big shopping supermarket on this area?

    Fangjun asked about 1 month ago

    Hello,

    The Fleetwood land use plan supports and encourage future shopping and commercial and retail opportunities, including supermarkets.

    There are four broad types of commercial and mixed use areas in the draft plan. Each play a bit of a different role:

    Fleetwood Core (Around 160 & Fraser Hwy) New development will include a mix of retail commercial, offices or institutional uses, along with residential. Active ground floor uses such as restaurants, cafes and retail shopping (including supermarkets in the base of a building) would be encouraged.

    Mixed Use Areas: Focused along Fraser Highway, new development in these areas will include, at minimum, ground level commercial, shopping and retail, along with residential uses above.

    Employment District (Around 166 St & Fraser Hwy): This area supports the continued development of civic, commercial, and office uses. The area is largely designated as mixed employment within Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy (RGS).

    Neighbourhood Commercial: At key intersections throughout the community. These areas provide local commercial uses and neighbourhood services (e.g. doctors office, small retail, convenience stores) within close proximity to all residents

    Best,

    Markus

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    If a residential property is marked as Land Use - Commercial in this Fleetwood Plan but surrounded by townhouses and residential properties, what does it mean?

    Roblox asked about 1 month ago

    Hello,

    One of the Fleetwood plan's objectives is to support a ROBUST ECONOMY with thriving and diverse local business environment, that includes supporting local commercial/office use.

    Areas around the future SkyTrain stations will play a key role in this, as well as additional commercial uses envisioned along portions of Fraser Highway, and at key major intersections throughout the community. These smaller future Neighborhood Commercial nodes at key intersections throughout the community are intended to provide future local commercial uses and neighborhood services (e.g. doctors office, small grocery, etc) within close proximity to local residents.  This strategy would support what is often referred to as a 15 minute neighbourhood to allow residents to bike and walk to local services.

     The ”Commercial” designation in the land use concept plan is intended for Active retail, service, commercial uses ag grade with opportunity for local office above, and potential for some residential above ground floor in some key areas.  

    When the plan is complete it will only indicate the future potential for land through a designation such as “Commercial”. Designations describe the general form that can be built on a property. Development applications such as development permits and rezoning applications are still required before anything can be build, and until then current zoning of the property remains. During a development application process, a public hearing and Council approval are required. The Fleetwood plan will only designate the future ‘potential’  for land.

    The City does not buy or redevelop the properties included in the plan. Individual property owners may choose to sell their properties to developers, redevelop themselves or keep as is. The City will often require developers consolidate a minimum number of properties and prove they are not impacting remaining lots’ ability to redevelop in the future.

    Best,
    Markus

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    With all these new residences being built are there plans for more schools to help the already packed schools in Fleetwood? More fire/police station in the neighborhood? Any relief for the overflowing Surrey Memorial Hospital?

    Krista asked 2 months ago

    Hi Krista, 

    Thank you for your question.  

    Growth and development will lead to increased demand for community amenities and services. With a growing population there will be impacts to school capacities, civic facilities and services as well as fire and police facilities.

    Planning for Fire/Police Services  

    To address future growth-related impacts, any rezoning or subdivision that will increase density, will be subject to the City’s density bonusing policies and bylaws. Monetary contributions from developments will then help offset the impacts of growth and help fund new community facilities and services. The total capital contribution from the Fleetwood Plan area towards fire and police protection facilities will be determined in Stage 2 of the planning process.  

    Surrey School Districts Planning for Schools 

    The Surrey School District is the largest and fastest growing district in the Province, and is responsible for planning for growth of schools in Fleetwood and the rest of Surrey.  The City works with the Surrey School district to help identify areas of expected growth, and where future population and student demands may emerge. This in turn helps inform Capital Planning for schools by the Province to meet the space demands of Public schools into the future.  Additional details on school plans for Fleetwood will be determined in Stage 2 of the planning process.

    The Surrey School districts long range facilities plans are available for the public to view here for: reference: www.surreyschools.ca/departments/FDEM/Pages/default.aspx    

    For more information on Surrey School district Demographics and Facilities Planning, you can contact 604-595-6427

    Best Regards,
    Markus

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    Where are all the stops for the sky train along Fraser Highway?

    Snow asked 6 months ago

    Hello,

    Thanks for your question.

    This will be a 16-kilometre Surrey-Langley rail rapid transit project with 8 future stations. The SkyTrain will travel on an elevated guideway along Fraser Highway. It will provide a seamless, eastward extension of the existing Expo Line. King George Station will connect to Langley Centre through Fleetwood and Cloverdale/Clayton.

    The proposed projects 8 future stations are shown in the map below:

    You can download the Full Sized Map here:  https://www.surrey.ca/sites/default/files/media/documents/SkyTrainMap.pdf

    For questions or comments on Future Skytrain Plans, contact TransLink at surreylangleyskytrain@translink.ca or City of Surrey at EngWebmail@surrey.ca.


    Best Regards,
    Markus




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    I see that there are cycletracks and bike lanes in the draft plan. What are the differences and are both protected? I would like to use the current biking path on 84, but the lack of protection on many parts makes it dangerous. I am also wondering why there is no mixed use in the area between 157 and 159 on Fraser? Should those areas also not be rezoned for mixed use as well? It would appear to be better and form a continuous zone of mixed use development, similar to the Burnaby Heights area for instance.

    Sam asked 3 months ago

    Hi Sam, 

    Thank you for your questions 

    Cycle Tracks & Bike Lanes 

    Cycle tracks dedicated bike lanes that are physically separated from moving vehicle traffic and pedestrians using curbs, bollards, boulevards, parked vehicles etc. Bike lanes have a painted lane designated specifically for bicycle use. For more information on the different types of bike routes please page 2 of the Surrey Bike Map (2016). 

    84 Avenue Bike Lane 

    There is currently an existing bike lane along 84 Avenue and shared traffic lane along the road. Within the latest draft Fleetwood Plan, 84 Avenue is planned to have One Way Cycle Tracks on both sides of the road. As noted above Cycle Tracks are physically separated and protected from moving traffic and pedestrians 

    Draft Plan Land Use Designation  

    The area you’ve noted along Fraser Highway between 157 Street and 159 Street are currently identified primarily as Low-Rise Residential and Townhouses Given the building age of some of these more recent developments, it is not expected that there will change in these area within the time period of the Fleetwood Plan.  It is therefore expected that the existing land uses will remain.  In other areas however, mixed use development will be encouraged where feasible with re-development.

    Best Regards,
    Markus

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    Will there be option for higher density if developers or landowners build rental housing units?

    aman asked 5 months ago

    Hello Aman,

    Although there are no specific outright density bonuses for rental housing, there is the possibility of financial incentives. For instance, if a development proposes purpose‐built rental (with a Housing Agreement), or social or non‐market affordable housing dwelling units; those portions of the rental development could be excluded from certain Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) fees.

    Alternatively, additional bonus densities may be considered in select areas in exchange for the provision of sufficient community amenities in accordance with approved City Council and Development policies, to be determined as part of future planning.

    For more information on Surrey's Density Bonus and Community amenity contribution policies please visit: https://www.surrey.ca/renovating-building-development/land-planning-development/community-amenity-contributions 

    Best Regards,
    ~Markus

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    Do you have a drawing of what the sky train will look like on the Fraser Hwy? Is it in middle of the road-- on the side. what does it look like compared to the Hwy

    Gordon asked 2 months ago

    Hi Gordon, 

    The Surrey Langley Skytrain has been designed to fit within the existing road right of way along Fraser Highway. The SkyTrain guideway will run along the north, centre, or south side of Fraser Highway in different locations. For conceptual SkyTrain Station renderings and additional resources please see TransLink’s Surrey Langley Skytrain project page 

    In addition, to learn more about how City of Surrey is moving forward with Strain extension along Fraser Highway please see Surrey Langley Skytrain webpage.

    Best Regards,
    Markus

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    Why is my single family house on proposed open park space?

    Jay asked 2 months ago

    Hi Jay,  

    Thank you for your question.  

    Planning for Parks 

    With the population in Fleetwood expected to double over the next 30 years it requires that the City plan and identify ways to best manage for this growth and consider the needs for the community. This includes upgrading existing streets, adding connections and mobility options as well as creating new parks and public spaces.  

    Planning for parks is a key plan principle and is guided by public input, the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Strategic (PRC) Plan and other supplementary plans. Throughout the engagement process residents and stakeholders have said that more parks and recreation amenities are needed. Since the last round of engagement, we’ve made the following changes to the Parks and Amenities Concept:  

    •  Expanded passive parkland near existing watercourses to provide greater protection for riparian areas. 

    • Adjusted some park locations and sizes to ensure all neighbourhoods are within a 10 minute walk of a park. 

    • Added 66.5 hectares (165 acres) of new parkland, including an additional 12 new neighbourhood parks. 

    Park Location Rationale 

    As the population grows and to meet future demand on parks in the Fleetwood Plan area, the draft Fleetwood plan seeks to provide new parks and expand existing ones with a range of amenities (e.g., playgrounds, courts, sport fields, etc.). A key consideration for selecting new park sites or expanding existing parks is to provide active park space within a 10-minute walk of all residents. As a result, the draft Fleetwood plan has identified areas that would meet the City’s key objectives as noted above. 

    What a Park Designation Mean for Property Owners 

    The designation signifies that the City would be interested in purchasing the property in the future for the creation of a new park in the neighbourhood. The park designation does not change what an owner is permitted to do with their property under its current zoning.    
     

    For more information on Parks Planning in Fleetwood you can contact Adam.rossi@surrey.ca

    Best Regards,
    Markus

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