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Cloverdale Town Centre Plan

A rendering of the Museum of Surrey

The Cloverdale Town Centre Plan is being reviewed and updated to reflect current conditions so it can continue to serve as a relevant guide for future planning and development in the area. The updated plan will reflect changes to the physical and economic landscape as well as planning and development policies and regulations since the plan’s original adoption in 2000.

The original plan provides direction on land uses, urban design features, community amenities, and engineering infrastructure in Cloverdale Town Centre. A “Town Centre” is an area that has been identified in Surrey’s Official Community Plan (OCP) as being “the distinctive, social, cultural and commercial centre” of its community.

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Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey - 511 people provided input on the draft land use plan. Key takeaways include a desire for more parking to serve the downtown commercial area, less change in surrounding single-family neighbourhoods, and more parkland (but in different locations). Other requests include transportation improvements (including improved transit service) and additional community facilities (e.g., aquatic centre) close to downtown.

Full Survey Results

June 14 Public Open House

Thank you to the 150+ people who came to the Public Open House on Thursday, June 14, 2018 to view and comment on draft updates to the Cloverdale Town Centre Plan. See the open house display boards.

Your feedback from both the open house and survey is now being considered and incorporated into the revised plan before being presented to Council for consideration.

Plan Area

The plan area is strategically located at the crossroads of two major highways, Highway 10 and Highway 15 (Pacific Highway). The Cloverdale Town Centre area encompasses about 297 hectares (733 acres) and includes a mix of Town Centre, Commercial, Industrial, Multiple Residential and Urban Residential.

Cloverdale Town Centre Study Area Map

Planning Process

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  • Step 1: Getting Started expand
  • Step 1: Getting Started

    In 2014, staff was directed by Council to update the Cloverdale Town Centre Plan

  • Step 2: Exploring Options expand
  • Step 2: Exploring Options

    Public consultation at open houses, stakeholder meetings, and online

  • Step 3: Developing the Plan expand
  • Step 3: Developing the Plan

    • Staff analysis
    • Independent studies
      • Heritage Study (January, 2015)
      • Commercial Market Study (March, 2015)
      • Parking Occupancy Survey (July, 2016)
    • Development of land use and place-making concepts (2017-2018)
  • Step 4: Refining the Plan expand
  • Step 4: Refining the Plan

  • Step 5: Completing the Plan expand
  • Step 5: Completing the Plan

    • Finalize plan document (Summer, 2018)
    • Present plan to Council for consideration (Fall/Winter 2018/2019)

Background Information

In 1997, the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association approached Council requesting that the City undertake a land use plan and design guidelines for Cloverdale Town Centre. Direction to proceed, including a Terms of of Reference were approved by City Council in May 1998.

In 2000, Council endorsed Corporate Report C013, which approved the original Cloverdale Town Centre Plan. The Plan provides land development, circulation, open space and other policies in relation to the Town Centre. While aspects of the plan have been realized, a number of changes have occurred that are not reflected in the current plan, including the expansion of the Museum of Surrey, the approved redevelopment of the former Cloverdale Mall into a mixed-use neighbourhood and the relocation of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail facility. The Cloverdale Business Improvement Association and the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce have encouraged the City to review the Town Centre Plan to ensure that it is current and meeting its objectives. 

In 2014, Council endorsed Corporate Report R035 which sought Council authorization to initiate a strategy to review and update each of the City's Town Centre Plans. Cloverdale Town Centre was identified as a priority, with Council authorization to proceed with a Plan update, including a review of current engineering and parks infrastructure and servicing capacities, as well as a servicing and financial strategy to support an updated land use designations. 

Contact Information

Steve MacIntyre, Planner
Planning & Development Department
Phone: 604-592-2640

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