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Guildford Town Centre - 104 Avenue Plan

Future 104 Avenue

The City of Surrey is undertaking a planning study for Guildford Town Centre and the 104 Avenue Corridor. The project will support the City’s vision for Light Rail Transit (LRT)  which will see the transformation of Surrey into a city of connected, complete and livable communities.

The purpose of the study is to create a plan that will:

  • Facilitate the redevelopment and enhancement of the town centre
  • Support LRT ridership by focusing growth around LRT stops along the 104 Avenue corridor
  • Leverage investment in LRT to achieve community objectives
  • Result in a land use and road network plan to guide redevelopment of this key urban centre and future LRT corridor.

Get Involved

Help Us Shape the Future of the 104 Avenue Corridor & Guildford Town Centre

Thank you for taking part in our workshop, open house and online survey. Your comments are being used to refine the draft land use, transportation and parks and open space concepts. The refined concepts will be presented to Council for consideration and adoption later this year.  From there, we will start on a comprehensive review of servicing requirements for the area, including a drainage, sanitary and water review, as well as a financial strategy to ensure all aspects of the plan are achievable.

For questions or comments please contact us at 104GuildfordPlan@surrey.ca

Plan Area

The study area is centred on 104 Avenue and runs from the edge of City Centre (140 Street) to the Trans Canada Highway. The study area covers fairly distinct single family, multi-family and commercial areas. One terminus of the future Surrey-Newton-Guildford (SNG) LRT line will be near the intersection of 104 Avenue and 152 Street (at the existing Guildford Bus Exchange).

Process & Timeline

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

    Spring - Winter 2017

    • Conduct and compile background research:
      • Market feasibility assessment
      • Environmental study
      • Housing profile
      • Area profile
      • Road network assessment
    • Draft the project Vision, Principles and Objectives

    Public and stakeholder engagement included:

    • "Pop up" engagement at Guildford Recreation Centre (September 25) and Guildford Town Centre (shopping centre) (September 30)
    • Online survey (September 25 to October 29)
    • Stakeholder workshops
      • TransLink and transit stakeholders (September 27)
      • Affordable housing and environmental community stakeholders (October 2)
      • Development, business and rental housing stakeholders (October 2)

    Step 1 Engagement Summary

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  • Step 2: Exploring Options

    Winter - Spring 2018

    • Identify opportunities for environmental protection and ecosystem enhancement
    • Develop land use and road network alternatives
    • Assess the community's needs with respect to amenities and facilities
    • Develop urban design guidelines

    Public and stakeholder engagement included:

    • Open house at Guildford Recreation Centre (March 1)
    • Online survey (March 1 - 21)

    Step 2 Community Engagement Summary

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

    Winter - Fall 2018

    • Develop a draft land use and transportation concept
    • Refine development, transportation and urban design policies

    Public and stakeholder engagement opportunities:

    • Online survey (May 7 - 30)
    • Focused stakeholder workshop at Guildford Recreation Centre (May 28)
    • Open house at Guildford Recreation Centre (May 29)

    Based on input received, we are currently refining the draft Stage 1 land use plan for Council consideration later this year. Additional opportunities for community consultation will be available as we transition into the Stage 2 process (Refining the Plan).

    Step 3 Community Engagement Summary

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  • Step 4: Refining the Plan

    Following Council endorsement of the Stage 1 Plan, a comprehensive review of servicing requirements will be undertaken, including a drainage, sanitary and water review, as well as a financial strategy to ensure all aspects of the plan are achievable. A review of the draft Stage 1 land use plan will also be undertaken, concurrent with servicing and financial analysis.  

    An additional stage of community consultation, including open houses and surveys, will be offered related to the development of the Stage 2 plan.

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  • Step 5: Completing the Plan

    Once the Plan is ready, following additional community consultation, staff will report back to Council seeking endorsement of the final (Stage 2) plan.

    • Finalize plan document (Fall 2019)
    • Present plan to Council Committees (Fall/Winter 2019)
    • Seek Council consideration (Winter 2019/Spring 2020)

Background Information

Progress Updates

July 2018 - Based on feedback gathered through additional community consultation, including a second open house and additional workshops, staff and consultants are refining the draft preferred land use plan. Consultation activities included:

  • Public Open House #2 (May 29)
  • Stakeholder Workshop (May 28)
  • Online survey #3

April 2018 - Based on feedback gathered through a second stage of community consultation, staff and consultants developed a draft land use plan, including transportation and parks and open space concepts. Work also commenced on draft urban design guidelines and a density bonus policy. Consultation activities included:

  • Public Open House #1 (March 1)
  • Online survey #2

January 2018 - The project Vision, Principles and Objectives was completed. Staff and consultants used these to support the development of land use and transportation options which were shared with the public at an open house in March, 2018.

November 2017 - Throughout September and October staff conducted a variety of stakeholder consultation activities. The results of this prelinminary phase of consultation informed the development of the project Vision, Principles and Objectives. Consultation activities included:

  • Two "pop up" events in the community
  • Three stakeholder workshops
  • Online survey #1

August 2017 - Throughout the summer staff and consultants conducted research and prepared background studies including the following:

  • Market feasibility assessment
  • Environmental study
  • Housing profile
  • Area profile
  • Road Network Assessment

Corporate Reports

June 22, 2016 - City Council authorized staff to initiate a planning process for Guildford Town Centre and the 104 Avenue corridor.

October 20, 2016 - City Council endorsed the terms of reference for the 104 Avenue and Guildford Town Centre Land Use Plan.

Contact Information

Andrew Dong, Planning Analyst
Community Planning Division
Phone: 604-591-4195
104GuildfordPlan@surrey.ca

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