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Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan

Redwood Heights NCP Illustrated Map

A Stage 2 Land Use Concept Plan and related utility servicing and financial strategy is currently being prepared for the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan area (formally named Grandview Heights #4). The ultimate stage 2 plan will include minor land use refinements to the Stage 1 Land Use Concept Plan (approved by Surrey City Council in 2013), related to transportation, utility, parks and servicing related reviews, and provide final policies and guidelines to ensure:

  • future development is in keeping with the Vision and Planning Principles developed during the Stage 1 land Use Concept Plan process;
  • future land uses are appropriate and provided for community amenities; and
  • servicing and financial strategy for utility servicing, park and natural areas, and transportation infrastructure is prepared.

*Note: Development applications may not proceed to Council for Consideration in this NCP area until the Stage 2 Plan is adopted by Council.

Get Involved

We are currently working towards the development of the Final Land Use Concept and Servicing Plan which is expected to be brought to an open house in the winter of 2018.  Following the review of public and stakeholder feedback provided after the public open house, a report for completion of the plan will be provided to Surrey City Council for consideration and approval. 

For questions or comments please contact us at gh4plan@surrey.ca and/or come back to this webpage for updates on the status of the plan.  Future Community surveys and ways to provide your feedback will be provided on this webpage, following the future Stage 2 Public Open house.  

Get involved and help us shape this new neighbourhood!

Plan Area

The Redwood Heights NCP is located at the easterly end of the Grandview Heights community. It is bounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve to the north and east, 20 Avenue and the northerly boundary of the existing Redwood Park Estates subdivision to the south and 176 Street (Highway 15) to the west. It has an area of approximately 201 hectares (497 acres) and includes 92 properties. The entire NCP area is designated "Suburban" in the Official Community Plan.

What is the NCP Process?

The NCP is being completed in two stages, including:


NCP STAGE


MAJOR STEPS


STATUS

STAGE 1

  1. Initiate NCP Planning Process
  • (Public Open House #1 / Survey)


Complete

  1. Undertake Stage 1 Background Work & Studies
    (Heritage, Environmental, Stormwater Management)


Complete

  1. Develop draft Vision & Planning  Principles

Complete

  1. Develop Draft Land Use Concept Plan Option(s)
  • (Public Open House #2 / Public Survey)


Complete

  1. Develop a Preferred Land Use Concept Option
  • (Public Open House #3 / Public Survey)


Complete

  1. Council Consideration and Approval of Stage 1 Land Use Concept Plan


Approved
(July 2013)

STAGE 2

  1. Initiate and Undertake Stage 2 Engineering Servicing, Transportation, Financing, and Design Studies.


Underway

  1. Complete Final Engineering, Design, Financing and Phasing Plans.
  • (Public Open House #4 / Public Survey)


Winter 2018

  1. Finalize and Prepare Stage 2 NCP Document and related Amendment Bylaws.


Spring 2018

  1. Council Consideration and Approval of Stage 2 Plan


Spring 2018


The details of the planning process are generally outlined in the Terms of Reference and may be subject to change.

What's Been Done So Far?

Since the initiation of the plan in 2009, we’ve:

  • Held 17 meetings with the Redwood Heights CAC;
  • Held 3 public open houses including the Public Open Houses;
  • Received comments gathered from several children at a pre-teen dance event on their image of a good neighbourhood and on the draft land use options from youth at a workshop held by staff;
  • Held meetings with the representatives of the external agencies such as the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (MoTI), Ministry of Agriculture, TransLink, etc;
  • Held meetings with the School District representatives;
  • Held meetings with the Agriculture and Food Security Advisory Committee and the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee; and
  • Held numerous meetings with the property owners including meetings with the representatives of the Owners' Group and one meeting with the Redwood Park Neighbourhood Association
  • Initiated a South Surrey Transportation Study, and met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to finalize transportation modeling works related lands adjacent to Highway 15

Plan Progress & Updates

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  • April 2016 - Updated Council on Development of Stage 2 expand
  • April 2016 - Updated Council on Development of Stage 2

    On April 12, 2016, Council was updated on the development of the Stage 2 component of the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP), and was provided an overview of the engineering servicing strategy that is underway, by way of Corporate Report No. R073 - Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan - Stage 2 Update

    The report identified that additional traffic modelling will be initiated by the City to comprehensively identify the transportation demands of the Grandview area, including Redwood Heights.  The traffic model will forecast the fully developed scenario and expand the study area to identify traffic impacts the developed area will have on the City and Provincial road networks. The results of the additional work will delay the completion of the NCP, but will allow staff to complete the Stage 2 component of the Redwood Heights NCP.

    Consultation with landowners, stakeholders, and the general public will continue as part of the Stage 2 NCP consultation, and will include:

    • An update meeting with the Redwood Heights CAC and Landowners group to advise them on the additional transportation assessments;
    • Two additional CAC meetings as the stage 2 servicing strategy is finalized;
    • An Interagency and Stakeholder group meeting; and
    • A Final Stage 2 Public Open House once all engineering servicing and transportation studies are complete.
  • April 2015 - Stage 2 Agreement Amended expand
  • April 2015 - Stage 2 Agreement Amended

    In April 2015, Council authorized staff to execute an amendment to the existing agreement for the preparation of the Stage 2 component of the Redwood Heights NCP, such that the City agrees to front end of the cost of the Stage 2 consultant study components with the City recovering its costs through a future charge on development applications in the NCP area imposed through the Surrey Land Use and Development Applications Fees Imposition By-law.

  • October 2013 - Council Approved Land Use Concept expand
  • October 2013 - Council Approved Land Use Concept

    On October 7, 2013, Council approved the land use concept for Grandview Heights NCP Area #4, which completes Stage 1 of the NCP.

  • February 2013 - Second Public Open House expand
  • February 2013 - Second Public Open House

    The City held a Public Open House on February 6, 2013, to provide residents, owners, and other interested parties with an opportunity to view and comment on a draft Preferred Land Use Plan for Grandview Heights NCP #4. Feedback from the Open House was considered before the final Preferred Land Use Plan was presented to Council in conjunction with Stage 1 of the NCP.

  • August 2012 - Draft Land Use Concept Prepared expand
  • August 2012 - Draft Land Use Concept Prepared

    A draft preferred land use concept plan was been prepared, following results of work on the costing of the engineering services and a green space implementation study and discussion with the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC). The costing information was reviewed before it was released to the consultants working on the green space implementation report.

  • May 2011 - Council Authorized Public Open House expand
  • May 2011 - Council Authorized Public Open House

    On December 13, 2010, Council authorized staff to hold a public open house to seek feedback on the Vision and Planning Principles, and the 3 Land Use Options developed for Grandview Heights NCP #4.

  • May 2010 - First Public Open House and Information Meeting expand
  • May 2010 - First Public Open House and Information Meeting

    The City held the first Public Open House and Information Meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The purpose of this public open house/information meeting was to introduce the City’s planning team, provide background information on the NCP area, describe the planning process, and establish a Citizen's Advisory Committee to work with City staff and the consultant in developing the NCP.

  • April 2010 - Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Established expand
  • April 2010 - Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Established

    The first step of the planning process was to establish a Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) to work with City staff and the consultant to formulate planning principles and objectives for the NCP and develop a land use concept plan.
     
    The City also retained Stantec Consulting Ltd to assist City staff in the preparation of the NCP.

Links & Background information

View information on the Redwood Heights Citizen's Advisory Committee.

Contact Information

Markus Kischnick, MCIP, RPP, Community Planner
Planning & Development Department
Phone: 604-591-4485
mkischnick@surrey.ca