A conceptual drawing of low- and mid-rise developments in West Fleetwood. (Image: surrey.ca)

A conceptual drawing of low- and mid-rise developments in West Fleetwood. (Image: surrey.ca)

City of Surrey seeks feedback on updated Fleetwood plan

Survey open now until Sept. 8

The City of Surrey is seeking feedback from the community on its updated Fleetwood Plan while “envisioning the future of Fleetwood supported by SkyTrain.”

The city launched this latest phase of public consultation Wednesday (Aug. 11), with the survey open now until Sept. 8. The survey can be found at fleetwoodplan.surrey.ca.

A release says it offers residents, businesses and community stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the plan, adding it “marks a key milestone in the project.”

Input from this, according to a release, will be used to refine the plan for council consideration later this year.

The Fleetwood Plan area, which is more than 1,700 acres, stretches from Green Timbers Urban Forest in the west, to the Agricultural Land Reserve in the east.

The area will be home to three furure SkyTrain stations (152nd, 160th and 166th streets) as part of the planned Surrey-Langley expansion of the Expo Line.

In July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged $1.3 billion toward the extension.

READ ALSO: Trudeau pledges $1.3 billion for SkyTrain to Langley, July 9, 2021

READ ALSO: Trudeau’s SkyTrain funding good news but Cloverdale needs bus service, Chamber says, July 12, 2021

READ ALSO: SkyTrain line through Surrey’s Green Timbers forest involves four-lane Fraser Highway, July 14, 2021

Key features of the Fleetwood Plan include:

• Focused growth “in the heart of Fleetwood Town Centre” and future SkyTrain stations

• New jobs, including an employment district around the 166th Street station

• Doubling the amount of existing parkland by creating 12 new parks and expanding nine existing parks, including a new athletic park

• Improved “community connections,” making it easier to get around by adding new cycle tracks, local roads, paths and walkways

It was in February 2020 that city council approved extending the plan area’s boundary in anticipation of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension.

READ ALSO: Surrey council to look at expanding Fleetwood plan area, Feb. 8, 2020

City staff say that after this round of engagement, staff will report to council with the feed back and an updated draft plan. From there, the work will move to a review of utility and infrastructure, financing, urban design and “other supportive policies.”

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



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