September 28, 2021
10275 City Parkway — the 3.4-acre, city-owned site, known as the Centre Block, composed of the former North Surrey Recreation Centre, TransLink’s Surrey Central bus loop, and a surface parking lot.
The project was originally conceived by the Surrey City Development Corporation, a for-profit real estate development firm owned by the city, which was dissolved and absorbed by the municipality last year. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects and Adamson Architects, there would be two towers interconnected by a large podium spanning the recreation centre and bus loop sites.
The first phase consists of a 738-ft-tall (225 m), 47-storey office tower closer to the northeast corner of the site, making it not only one of Metro Vancouver’s tallest buildings, but also the tallest office building — exceeding The Stack currently under construction in downtown Vancouver.
A second phase to the west entails a 328-ft-tall (100 m), 19-storey office tower, proposed as a timber structure.
Altogether, both towers would have a combined total floor area of 1.37 million sq ft — comparable to the 1.5 million sq ft of the original four office towers of Bentall Centre, and the 1.3 million sq ft of The Post redevelopment.
The uses include 1.18 million sq ft AAA office space, 153,000 sq ft of institutional space, and 23,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space. According to the municipal government, Surrey City Centre is currently underserved with qualify office space, as demand exceeds supply. The federal government is speculated to be a major anchor tenant of this office space.
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September 28, 2021
It’s only been a couple of months since Bruncheria Day & Night opened, and now, it looks like some serious changes are afoot for its original sister restaurant in downtown New West: the Bruncheria Cafe.
The brunch cafe, which opened three years ago, has officially unveiled that its location at 656 Columbia Street will soon reopen as a new concept called Donuteria.
The destination will now be a team effort by Bruncheria and Royal City Donuts, a popular New West-based donut maker.
Patrons will soon be able to try a great menu of sweet and savoury eats perfect for brunch and beyond, along with a great selection of Donuteria’s “twist on donuts,” which is to-be-revealed.
Hours will be 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Sunday, and owners guarantee donuts up to the very last hour. The soft opening of the fresh concept is October 6, 2021, at 656 Columbia Street, New West. Be sure to pop by if you’re in the area!
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September 28, 2021
Drivers who are purchasing new cars in 2023 and beyond will need to pay even more in climate fees.
City officials are calling it a pollution charge, and it could cost drivers up to $1,000, on top of the $45 overnight parking permit fees. Climate fees will be prescribed for high emission vehicles “to encourage decisions to choose low or zero emission vehicles.” A Vancouver City Council ruling on the matter is set to take place on October 5.
City staff suggests that it is positioning the move on pollution fees as a way to “accelerate the shift to electric vehicles” in the city. According to city staff, transportation accounts for nearly 40% of emissions in Vancouver. Drivers of gas-powered luxury vehicles, large SUVs, and full-sized pickup trucks will be paying the most.
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September 25, 2021
Builders of affordable housing and cultural, recreational, and institutional projects in Vancouver will be able to seek permission to expedite the front-end of the construction process.
This week, Vancouver City Council approved a new permitting process that allows projects to start excavating their construction pit sooner — focusing on projects that provide a direct public benefit, including taxpayer-funded public sector projects. Eligible projects include social housing, secured market rental housing, artist studios, community centres, libraries, parks, playgrounds, schools, hospitals, and childcare facilities.
This approach allows projects to reach completion sooner, and it provides businesses with more flexibility while other aspects of the project applications are finalized.
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September 1, 2021
Amendments: 15056, 06/23/03; 15655, 03/07/05; 17290, 12/13/10; 18212, 05/26/13; 18874, 11/07/16Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such
uses: 1. Agriculture and horticulture. 2. One single family dwelling which may contain 1 secondary suite. 3. Intensive agriculture, provided that this use shall occur only on land within the
Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). 4. Farm-based winery provided that: (a) This use shall occur only on land within the Agricultural Land Reserve; and
(b) The use is subject to all conditions in the Agricultural Land Commission
Amendments: 15056, 06/23/03; 15655, 03/07/05; 20058 05/04/20Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such
uses: 1. All uses permitted in Section B., except B.3., of Part 10 General Agriculture Zone
(A-1) of this By-law. 2. Intensive agriculture. 3. Aquaculture. 4. Soil processing, provided that this use shall occur only on land outside the
Agricultural Land Reserve unless authorized by the Agricultural Land Commission
as per Section L.11.
Amendments: 14891, 01/20/03; 15655, 03/07/05; 17290, 12/13/10Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such
uses: 1. One single family dwelling which may contain 1 secondary suite.2. Where the lot is 0.4047 hectare [1 acre] or more, one hobby kennel. 3. Where the lot is 2 hectares [5 acres] or more, agricultural and horticultural uses. 4. Where the lot is 4 hectares [10 acres] or more, one additional single family dwelling
or duplex for the employees of the farm operation permitted under Section B.3 of
this Zone. 5. Where the lot is 0.9 hectare [2.2 acres] or more, one skateboard ramp structure in
association with a single family dwelling as permitted in Sub-section B.1 and
subject to the skateboard ramp structure being: (a) a maximum of 173.4 sq. m [1,865 sq. ft.] in area, a maximum of 5 metres
[16 ft.] high, a maximum of 14.3 metres [47 ft.] long and a maximum of
12.2 metres [40 ft.] wide; (b) sited behind the single family dwelling; and (c) for the enjoyment of the residents of the single family dwelling on the lot
and not for commercial purposes. 6. Accessory uses including the following:
(a) Bed and breakfast use in accordance with Section B.2, Part 4 General
Provisions, of this By-law