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Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)

White Rock defers discussion of non-town centre heights

More time needed to ‘digest’ results of most recent public survey – councillor

Building heights in the ‘Waterfront Village’ area of West Beach and East Beach will be among topics when a discussion of a recent resident survey moves to the Land Use and Planning Committee next month. (File photo)
A gas station and drive-thru restaurant are part of a proposal for three lots at 28 Avenue and 192 Street. (City of Surrey rendering)

Gas station, drive-thru eyed for South Surrey’s Campbell Heights

Pollution potential among concerns raised at public hearing

A gas station and drive-thru restaurant are part of a proposal for three lots at 28 Avenue and 192 Street. (City of Surrey rendering)
A stop-work order was issued to Waterstock Properties and Pinnacle Hazmat on March 8 after WorkSafeBC determined workers were not sufficiently protected during the removal of materials containing asbestos at 1663 156A St. (Contributed photo)

‘High-risk’ asbestos removal prompts stop-work order on South Surrey lot

WorkSafeBC inspection finds abatement procedures lacking

A stop-work order was issued to Waterstock Properties and Pinnacle Hazmat on March 8 after WorkSafeBC determined workers were not sufficiently protected during the removal of materials containing asbestos at 1663 156A St. (Contributed photo)
A proposed multi-family, multi-building development in east White Rock was the subject of a public hearing Monday evening. (City of White Rock image)

White Rock council approves Beachway development in split vote

Six-storey design a point of contention for councillors who voted against project

A proposed multi-family, multi-building development in east White Rock was the subject of a public hearing Monday evening. (City of White Rock image)
A proposed multi-family, multi-building development in east White Rock was the subject of a public hearing Monday evening. (City of White Rock image)

Pros and cons of White Rock housing development debated at virtual public hearing

Affordable housing need, traffic concerns among reasons cited for and against Beachway project

A proposed multi-family, multi-building development in east White Rock was the subject of a public hearing Monday evening. (City of White Rock image)
Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)

Public voice concerns about Semiahmoo highrises during virtual meeting

Proposed development could be delayed by ‘marketing philosophy’

Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey council approves five more highrises for downtown

Speakers at public hearing express concern over more traffic, density

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Surrey South MLA Stephanie Cadieux was  the featured guest in an online round table discussion hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday. She told the meeting that developers must do more to include people with disabilities in the housing market.

Stephanie Cadieux speaks out on need for accessible housing

Surrey South MLA says it’s time for provincial guidelines

Surrey South MLA Stephanie Cadieux was  the featured guest in an online round table discussion hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday. She told the meeting that developers must do more to include people with disabilities in the housing market.
Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts about a proposal to construct three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. Virtual information sessions are scheduled for Feb. 23 and 25. (Google map)

Semiahmoo Centre highrise application discussed

Virtual public information meetings scheduled for Feb. 23, 25

Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts about a proposal to construct three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. Virtual information sessions are scheduled for Feb. 23 and 25. (Google map)
The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo

Building height calculations up for review in White Rock

City looks to forestall site manipulation in single-family zones

The City of White Rock will be taking a close look at how building heights are measured in response to concerns that manipulation of sites could enable construction of taller buildings in single-family zones. Contributed photo
A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)

White Rock introducing town centre height and density restrictions

Zoning amendment seeks to address concerns raised in OCP review process

A new zoning bylaw amendment introduced for the town centre area of White Rock is addressing many height and density concerns raised by residents during the Official Community Plan review process. (File photo)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building at 1485 Fir St. was turned down by council on Monday night. (Contributed rendering)

White Birch developer feels ‘betrayed’ by City of White Rock council

Application for new rental building at 1485 Fir St. turned down by council

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building at 1485 Fir St. was turned down by council on Monday night. (Contributed rendering)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (Contributed rendering)

Majority voice support for 80-unit rental redevelopment in White Rock

Resident fearful of being priced out of the city, council told at public hearing

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (Contributed rendering)
16500-block of 24 Avenue. (Google image)

Council pushes forward applications for 400-plus dwellings in South Surrey

Loss of trees, pressure on schools cited by public, council members as areas of concern

16500-block of 24 Avenue. (Google image)
Vision for the Flamingo Block, in 2018. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)

Portion of Flamingo Block project in Whalley now slated for offices

Applicant’s market research found there’s a demand for office space at that location

Vision for the Flamingo Block, in 2018. (File photo by Tom Zytaruk)
The Fantom building under construction Dec. 1, 2020. The question of how high buildings should be in White Rock will be the topic of discussion again, in an online public open house scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 14. (File photo)

White Rock building height question of city open house

Jan 14 online event will present options for outside the town centre

The Fantom building under construction Dec. 1, 2020. The question of how high buildings should be in White Rock will be the topic of discussion again, in an online public open house scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 14. (File photo)
The public hearing for the White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St., delayed by pandemic restrictions in November, will most likely receive a virtual public hearing in mid to late January – once statutory publication requirements are met. Contributed rendering

White Rock rental building hearing due to happen in new year

Public process to resume in fully virtual format

The public hearing for the White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St., delayed by pandemic restrictions in November, will most likely receive a virtual public hearing in mid to late January – once statutory publication requirements are met. Contributed rendering
Commercial tenants – including 3 Dogs Brewing, HSBC and Prospera Credit Union – are soon to occupy the just-completed second phase of Bosa’s Miramar Village development in uptown White Rock. (Norman Orr photo)

Commercial space fills up at White Rock’s new Miramar towers

Interest runs high in second phase of Bosa development

Commercial tenants – including 3 Dogs Brewing, HSBC and Prospera Credit Union – are soon to occupy the just-completed second phase of Bosa’s Miramar Village development in uptown White Rock. (Norman Orr photo)
Part of a rendering of the Lady Alexandra building proposed for 1310 Johnston Rd. (File photo)

Decision on White Rock’s Lady Alexandra building heads to appeal court

Supreme Court sided with City of White Rock in March decision

Part of a rendering of the Lady Alexandra building proposed for 1310 Johnston Rd. (File photo)
Elgin Wynd resident Ian Tyzzer says encroaching development is threatening the home and breeding ground of an endangered pigeon species. (Alex Browne photo)

Endangered pigeon habitat threatened by South Surrey development, residents fear

Elgin Wynd strata owners fear it’s too late to save trees where band-tailed pigeons roost

Elgin Wynd resident Ian Tyzzer says encroaching development is threatening the home and breeding ground of an endangered pigeon species. (Alex Browne photo)