City Council Approves Land Purchase for Future Park and Community Centre in Newton
City Council has approved the purchase of 16 connecting parcels of land in Newton.
Surrey, BC – At last night’s Regular Council Meeting, City Council approved the purchase of 16 connecting parcels of land with a total land area of 7.24 acres in the heart of Newton. The purchase of these properties are for the expressed purpose for use as future parkland, civic amenities, and facilities.
“The purchase of this land is a first and tangible step in addressing the needs of the growing community of Newton,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “The vision that Council and I share is to build a new community centre and a neighbourhood park that can be easily accessed by the residents of Newton. Surrey is renowned for our community amenities and Council is always looking at creative ways on how we can build and expand on this enviable legacy.”
15 of the 16 properties at King George Blvd and 70A Ave. currently sit vacant and include the site of the former Rona Revy home improvement centre. Future development of these lands would be subject to funding availability and a public consultation process.
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