Cloverdale is getting another commemorative street name.
The honorary street name “Guru Nanak Village Way” will grace the 6400 block of 175A Street after council approved the request.
Surrey City Council voted through a corporate report June 27 recommending council “authorize staff to implement the commemorative actions requested by Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS).”
The report was authored by Scott Neuman, GM for the engineering department.
“PICS is a non-profit community-based organization that provides a variety of services including seniors’ care services and housing programs,” the report said. “PICS will operate the Guru Nanak Diversity Village long-term care facility, which is the subject of two development applications.”
Those development applications were received in December 2019 and were approved in principle.
“Development application Number 7921-0149-00, for the detailed development permit, is scheduled for final approval at the June 27, 2022 regular council land use meeting.”
The 6400 block of 175A will give access to the Guru Nanak Diversity Village and PICS has requested the street get “a secondary street name in the form of the commemorative name” in both English and Punjabi.
The report noted PICS met all the criteria and went through all the necessary processes in their application to get the commemorative-named road approved.
“There are several categories of people, places, and events that can be recognized through a commemorative street name, including a large non-profit, private cultural, religious or community institution.”
The report added the request meets the city’s policy requirements and the engineering department’s practical requirements.
“The official name of the road would remain 175A Street and would be used for addressing and all documentation, including business licensing, permits, and fire alarm monitoring,” the report continued. “The commemorative street name sign would be installed on the corner of 64 Avenue and 175A Street.”
The street sign will now be put up in July.
Read the corporate report on surrey.ca.