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Stage 1 Fleetwood Plan Adopted by Council

The Fleetwood Stage 1 Plan was approved by Council on March 7, 2022. This marks a key milestone in the plan process.

With the extension of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line, Fleetwood is going to become an even more attractive place to live. The plan provides a new vision for Fleetwood. One with a distinct urban heart centered around 160 Street and Fraser Highway, that is walkable, vibrant, and green. The Plan focuses on opportunities to integrate new housing, job space, and amenities in the town center, and near Skytrain along the Fraser Highway Corridor.

Explore the Stage 1 Plan

Stage 1 Engagement Summary

Since the launch of the Fleetwood Plan in April 2019, we’ve heard from people from across the community and city, with over 96,000 touchpoints through surveys and in-person and online events, including workshops, online visits, postcard mailouts, open houses, phone calls and online meetings.

Learn more about how we developed the Stage 1 Plan and how we engaged Fleetwood, in the Stage 1 Engagement Summary document.

What’s Next?

The Fleetwood planning process has now shifted into the second stage of work, which includes a review of utilities, infrastructure, financing, urban design and supportive policies. During Stage 2 there will be more opportunities for you to help shape the plan. Check back here for upcoming engagement opportunities through 2022.

A final plan is expected to be ready for public review in 2023.

Stage 1 Fleetwood Plan Adopted by Council

The Fleetwood Stage 1 Plan was approved by Council on March 7, 2022. This marks a key milestone in the plan process.

With the extension of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line, Fleetwood is going to become an even more attractive place to live. The plan provides a new vision for Fleetwood. One with a distinct urban heart centered around 160 Street and Fraser Highway, that is walkable, vibrant, and green. The Plan focuses on opportunities to integrate new housing, job space, and amenities in the town center, and near Skytrain along the Fraser Highway Corridor.

Explore the Stage 1 Plan

Stage 1 Engagement Summary

Since the launch of the Fleetwood Plan in April 2019, we’ve heard from people from across the community and city, with over 96,000 touchpoints through surveys and in-person and online events, including workshops, online visits, postcard mailouts, open houses, phone calls and online meetings.

Learn more about how we developed the Stage 1 Plan and how we engaged Fleetwood, in the Stage 1 Engagement Summary document.

What’s Next?

The Fleetwood planning process has now shifted into the second stage of work, which includes a review of utilities, infrastructure, financing, urban design and supportive policies. During Stage 2 there will be more opportunities for you to help shape the plan. Check back here for upcoming engagement opportunities through 2022.

A final plan is expected to be ready for public review in 2023.

Ask your question here

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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    Will there be further extension to the Plan Boundaries at east side of 92nd Ave. and 156th St.? Thank you!

    Lucy asked 3 months ago

    Hi Lucy,

    Thank you for your question. 

    Currently there is no intention to expand the Fleetwood Plan boundary at this time.

    Regards,

    John 

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    My property is currently proposed for future park space. I understand we have the right to sell to the city when we feel comfortable and ready to sell if the property remains zoned as residential. However, could these properties ever be rezoned essentially limiting and forcing properties to sell? Why have none of the properties planned for future park space been notified of these changes/plan? Is there a date that the city would like to see all these plans come to fruition? Ie. turning my property into a park?

    Jenn asked 3 months ago

    Hello Jenn,

    The Fleetwood Plan and proposed land use designations in the Stage 1 Plan are identified to guide future development application decisions (rezoning applications) in the area. Land use designations reflect the long term anticipated future development pattern in a given area, while zoning and the zoning bylaw regulate property development and its allowable use. The Parks and Open Space designation signifies that the City is interested in purchasing your property at some time. It does not rezone your property or change what you are permitted to do with your property under its' current zoning.  That means  if a property is currently Single Family zoned it remains single family zoned. The City may look at purchasing your property at fair market value after the Fleetwood Plan is finalized, and only if you decide to sell to the City. The City does not force someone to sell. You can own and stay at your property as long as you wish. You may also sell to another interested party at any time under the current zoning. Fair market value will be determined by an independent appraiser if you decide to sell to the city. This process involves assessing the highest and best use of the land (which typically excludes the park use) based on site characteristics, neighborhood context, land use designations, and development potential of surrounding properties.

    Having parks and public open space available as Fleetwood’s population grows is important to creating a livable and vibrant community, as such, the City has a strong desire to work with property owners to acquire park designated properties over time as identified in the plan. However, just like all properties in the plan area, property owners may seek amendments to their land use designation through a development proposal and application to the City. The merits of the proposal and application would be reviewed by staff and presented to Council for their consideration of granting the amendment. 

    The overall Fleetwood Plan is projected for a 25+ year build out, to account for growth and development expected to take place over that time. Parks will seek to acquire and develop parks as they come available during this time period or longer. Parks recognizes that some areas may redevelop quickly and some owners of park designated properties will be interested in selling earlier but also understands that some will stay the same for a number of years. As such, there is no specific timeline when your property may be acquired and further developed into a park.

    Please note that the City does not send letters to individual property owners outlining the specific proposed land use designations on their property, but has provided mailouts and postcards to land owners regarding the plan and process for survey and engagement purposes.  The Fleetwood plan webpage includes interactive and online map of the proposed land use maps.  You can also view individual parcel designations in the plan by viewing or COSMOS map, and selecting “Fleetwood Plan” under Stage 1 Land Use Plans.

    https://cosmos.surrey.ca/external/

    For more information on Parks Planning in Fleetwood you may contact Adam Rossi – Parks Planner at adam.rossi@surrey.ca

    Best Regards,

    Markus

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    What does urban residential mean? Is that single family homes? If that is the case why are some single family homes marked as single family homes when they are on the edge of 'the plan' as opposed to being excluded from the plan.

    t1son asked 4 months ago

    Hi,

    The intent of the Urban Residential designation is to encourage a range of residential building forms in addition to single-detached homes. This may include duplexes, rowhouses and/or lower density townhouses. Laneways and coach houses may be considered in some areas with an existing lane. 

    Generally land use designations set out expectations and provide a level of certainty for proposals and future development. 

    Regards,

    John

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    We have seen responses of what happens to would happen when properties are designated new parklands. What of properties that are designated as a new road?

    Rich asked 5 months ago

    Hi Rich, 

    Dedication of land for road or lane widening can be a condition of future re-development through any rezoning application, where new roads or lanes or road widening is shown in the Plan. The owner of a parcel of land that is subject of a proposed rezoning application must provide, without compensation, to the city land for roads or public utilities as part of the approval of development. The dedication, therefore, is provided without compensation and is typically secured through rezoning / subdivision development applications.  

    Road dedication is typically split on a Property Line with half of a road or lane provided when both properties do not develop simultaneously. The Fleetwood Plan includes a proposed road network plan, that may indicate the size of Road Right-of-Way dedication required and locations of widenings or proposed new roads. 

    For more information regarding specific road dedication requirements and City process, you may contact Alix Rosti at Alix.Rosti@surrey.ca

    Best Regards,

    John  

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    Are you pushing through with townhouses plan along 164 and 84 Avenue? There are lots of young families living in this area and the houses are still in very good shape built mostly in the 1990’s. Can you please spare this area? Where are these young families going then if you force them to leave? We are just starting our families.

    Jane asked 6 months ago

    Hi,

    Thank you for your question. 

    It's important to note you may continue to own and stay at your property for as long as you like. Land use designations only indicate future potential of land and does not change what you are permitted to do with your property under its current zoning. As such development applications such as development permits and rezoning applications are still typically required before anything can be built. Also, it is likely that the City will require developers to consolidate a minimum number of properties in order to redevelop into Townhomes. 

    The intent of the Fleetwood Plan is to guide long-term growth and development in the area. It will help guide City Council when considering future development applications. Sometimes it takes decades for changes to occur following completion of a land use plan. Realization of the land use plan is dependent on individual property owners redeveloping their property or choosing to sell their property to a developer to redevelop. If there aren’t willing buyers, sellers, and developers then not much will change. Some areas likely will not redevelop at all. 

    I hope this helps. 

    Regards,

    John 

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    Where r those families going to live if the homes r proposed park land What if a homeowner doesn't want to give up their house after 20+ years of living in their house??

    Gord asked 7 months ago

    Hi,

    Thank you for your question. 

    The Parks and Open Space designation indicates that the City is interested in purchasing the property and developing it into a park in the future. 

    Homeowners with properties designated as Parks and Open Space in the Stage 1 Fleetwood Plan do not have to move. They may choose to remain unchanged, move or stay in their home until they decide to sell on the private market or to City.

    I hope this helps. 

    Regards,

    John 

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    I wonder if the city realizes that they are probably just adding the housing crunch by taking away so many houses to build parks. You will be able to rezone other properties, but what affordable housing there is going to get swallowed up, when you take away 100s of properties to build parks. Will not this add not the cost of housing going higher?

    Aman asked 8 months ago

    Hi Aman,

    Thank you for your interest in housing affordability. 

    Fleetwood Plan Objectives and Improving Livability 

    With the Fleetwood Plan area to likely double over the next 30+ years, it's important to consider how the City will house and accommodate new residents while maintaining and improving quality of life.  As Fleetwood grows, there will be increased demand on community amenities and services such as parks, schools, libraries and recreation facilities. This requires that the Plan consider a wide range of objectives in addition to providing a diversity of housing to provide amenities and services needed by all. This includes providing new roads and active travel connections, civic facilities, and parks and open space.

    Affordable Housing

    Currently, the City of Surrey's Affordable Housing Strategy have set out direction to help expand purpose-built market and non-market rental housing in the City. The Draft Stage 1 Plan currently proposes an additional ~41,900 units of total housing with the potential of future development including affordable and purpose built housing. Following Council approval of the Draft Stage 1 Fleetwood Plan staff will continue to review and consider affordable housing policies during the Stage 2 Plan process

    Best Regards,

    John 


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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 12 months 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 about 1 year 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 year 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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