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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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    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 28 days 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 about 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 7 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 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 about 1 year 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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