Cloverdale Town Centre Plan
Review the plan that guides growth within historic Cloverdale Town Centre.
A new plan for Cloverdale Town Centre was endorsed by Council on November 18, 2019. It was developed through extensive community consultation, with support from local stakeholders, residents and City staff. The intent of the plan is to continue the development of a compact, vibrant and sustainable town centre over the next 30 years.
View the Cloverdale Town Centre Plan.
We wish to thank everyone who participated in the planning process and contributed their input. Over the past five years, more than 450 residents and business owners attended three open houses. More than 1,000 survey participants provided input through two online surveys. And, staff hosted 10 stakeholder meetings and workshops and received input from more than 100 residents via email.
The plan area is at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 15 (Pacific Highway). It includes 297 hectares (733 acres) and a mix of land uses ranging from residential to industrial.
In October 2000, Council endorsed Corporate Report C013, which approved the original Cloverdale Town Centre Plan. The original Plan provided direction for land use, development, design, transportation and utility improvements.
Since 2000, conditions changed in the area that rendered aspects of the original plan obsolete. A number of significant developments also occurred that were not reflected in the original plan, including the construction and subsequent expansion of the Museum of Surrey, the development of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU Tech) and the redevelopment of the former Cloverdale Mall into a mixed-use neighbourhood.
On February 24, 2014, Council endorsed Corporate Report R035, which authorized a review and update of the Cloverdale Town Centre Plan.
Cloverdale residents and stakeholders were invited to a plan kick-off open house in May 2014 to identify strengths and opportunities for the Town Centre and to review the vision for the area.
Early input identified a strong desire to attract more local business, including retail and restaurants within walking distance of residences. Staff and consultants also conducted various background studies and research to help advise the plan update. These included a heritage study, commercial market assessment, environmental assessment and a comprehensive parking capacity study.
A draft land use concept was developed and presented at a second open house in June 2018. The concept built off the existing 2000 land use plan and featured an expanded mixed-use area downtown (along 176 Street) with street-level commercial. It also introduced new neighbourhood parks.
A revised draft plan was presented at a third open house in April 2019 and received general support from stakeholders. A total of 74% of open house and survey respondents were supportive or neutral towards the changes made to the draft plan. These changes included additional downtown parking, adjusted residential designations and revisions to the proposed park network.
In total, over 450 residents and business owners attended three open houses. Over 1,000 survey participants provided input through two online surveys. Staff hosted 10 stakeholder meetings and workshops and received input from over 100 residents via email.
The updated Cloverdale Town Centre Plan is the culmination of work undertaken over a period of five years. It is reflective of consultation with area residents, the business community and other stakeholders, and embodies the vision and principles developed early in the process.
The plan also represents a clear strategy to integrate land use and sustainable transportation systems, while addressing concerns around the supply of housing, the support of local business, the creation of jobs and planning for adequate school capacity.
On November 18, 2019, Council endorsed Corporate Report R223, which approved the updated Cloverdale Town Centre Plan.
Planning & Development Department