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White Rock council is narrowing the scope of the current White Rock Official Community Plan review to focus on building heights in the city, in keeping with the mandate it received in the 2018 municipal election. (File photo)

White Rock council to renew focus on limiting building heights

OCP review modified to reflect 2018 election mandate

White Rock council is narrowing the scope of the current White Rock Official Community Plan review to focus on building heights in the city, in keeping with the mandate it received in the 2018 municipal election. (File photo)
Crew works to remove the Toys ‘R’ Us sign from the North Surrey store in late October, in video posted to Facebook by Scott Dombrowski.

Closure of Toys ‘R’ Us store in Surrey a step forward for ‘Georgetown’ development

Video of toy store sign’s removal stirs memories on Facebook group

Crew works to remove the Toys ‘R’ Us sign from the North Surrey store in late October, in video posted to Facebook by Scott Dombrowski.
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will be subject to White Rock’s new policy for compensation of tenants of the previous building on the site. The proposal is to proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23. Contributed rendering

White Rock council increases compensation for displaced tenants

Revised policy to help renters forced to move because of building redevelopment

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will be subject to White Rock’s new policy for compensation of tenants of the previous building on the site. The proposal is to proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23. Contributed rendering
The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)

White Rock tower would need to provide amenities: council

A 23-storey proposal for uptown could include new city hall facilities

The strip mall which includes 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road is the site of a proposed 23-storey development given preliminary discussion at White Rock’s Land Use and Planning Committee meeting Oct. 26. (File photo)
A new 23-storey condo development – which might also house a new White Rock city hall space – is proposed for the current site of 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road, and will be discussed by the Land Use and Planning committee on Oct. 26. (File photo)

Civic centre could be part of new 23-storey White Rock condo tower

Development proposal to be discussed Oct. 26 by council’s land use committee

A new 23-storey condo development – which might also house a new White Rock city hall space – is proposed for the current site of 3 Dogs Brewing on Johnston Road, and will be discussed by the Land Use and Planning committee on Oct. 26. (File photo)
Artist John McKinnon’s “In the Spirit” sculpture will stand on city-owned land near a development in Fleetwood. (Photo: Anthem Properties/Ballard Fine Art)

Marble bears to ‘dance’ on Surrey street in developer-funded $200K sculpture

‘In the Spirit’ sculpture will be installed near Eaglequest golf course

Artist John McKinnon’s “In the Spirit” sculpture will stand on city-owned land near a development in Fleetwood. (Photo: Anthem Properties/Ballard Fine Art)
The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering

White Rock 80-unit rental-only project goes to public hearing

Six-storey, mid-rise building planned to boost affordable housing stock

The White Birch proposal for a six-storey rental-only building for 1485 Fir St. (at the corner of Fir Street and Russell Avenue) will proceed to a public hearing on Nov. 23, following a split vote at White Rock council. Contributed rendering
The proposed four-storey multi-family residence proposed for the corner of Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock, as pictured on the development sign. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Price tag for preserving White Rock’s Elm Street heritage homes ‘very large’

Council refers designation question to city’s heritage committee

The proposed four-storey multi-family residence proposed for the corner of Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock, as pictured on the development sign. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Drawing shows the King George Hub project, adjacent to the similarly named SkyTrain station in Surrey. (submitted image)
Drawing shows the King George Hub project, adjacent to the similarly named SkyTrain station in Surrey. (submitted image)
Architectural drawings of Building #1 (top) and Building #2 (bottom) as seen from Scott Road. (Hari Homes Inc./Barnett Dembeck Architects Inc. images)

Application received for site of rejected North Delta highrise proposal

Two six-storey apartment buildings, 11 three-storey townhouses pitched at Scott Road and 75A Avenue

Architectural drawings of Building #1 (top) and Building #2 (bottom) as seen from Scott Road. (Hari Homes Inc./Barnett Dembeck Architects Inc. images)
Anita Nielsen and a group of her neighbours are concerned that a proposed four-storey apartment building will bring increased traffic, block ocean views and cause parking issues along Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Proposed White Rock development a ‘nightmare’ for Elm Street neighbours

Density, traffic, loss of views among chief concerns of residents

Anita Nielsen and a group of her neighbours are concerned that a proposed four-storey apartment building will bring increased traffic, block ocean views and cause parking issues along Elm Street and Beachview Avenue in White Rock. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)

Proposed Marine Drive zone aims to make use of small lots ‘more efficient’

CR-3A zone discussed during White Rock’s first virtual public information meeting

Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)
Some White Rock residents are concerned that a proposed zoning category for the West Beach area of Marine Drive could create a precedent for higher, and greater density, development on the waterfront (File photo).

Proposed White Rock waterfront zoning questioned by residents

Group says approval will create a precedent of increased height on West Beach

Some White Rock residents are concerned that a proposed zoning category for the West Beach area of Marine Drive could create a precedent for higher, and greater density, development on the waterfront (File photo).
A four-storey, 49-unit development proposed for 1453 Stayte Rd. has been rejected in a split vote by city council. (Google Street View image)

Stayte Road housing project rejected by White Rock council in 4-3 vote

Councillors heed residents’ emphatic opposition voiced at electronic public hearing

A four-storey, 49-unit development proposed for 1453 Stayte Rd. has been rejected in a split vote by city council. (Google Street View image)
A proposed zoning category – CR-3A – that council critics claim will increase allowable heights on at least 12 buildings in the West Beach section of Marine Drive will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on July 8. (File photo)

Building heights on White Rock’s Marine Drive to be reviewed

Public information meeting to describe proposed zone for West Beach area

A proposed zoning category – CR-3A – that council critics claim will increase allowable heights on at least 12 buildings in the West Beach section of Marine Drive will be the subject of a virtual public hearing on July 8. (File photo)
Rendering of the Harmony apartment proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Contributed graphic)

‘Inclusive, affordable’ South Surrey project aims to meet ‘desperate’ housing need

Public consultation on 91-unit ‘Harmony’ to launch online next month

Rendering of the Harmony apartment proposed for the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (Contributed graphic)
Surrey council has given the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan. (City of Surrey image)

Future of South Surrey’s Redwood Heights neighbourhood moves forward

Parkland, schools and nearly 6,000 residential units included

Surrey council has given the nod to the Redwood Heights Neighbourhood Concept Plan. (City of Surrey image)
An artist’s rendering of a 33-storey highrise near 104th Avenue and 137th Street. It’s the first in three proposed phases. (Image. City of Surrey)

33-storey Whalley highrise, first of three phases, moves to public hearing

Councillors raise concerns about school overcrowding, green roofs

An artist’s rendering of a 33-storey highrise near 104th Avenue and 137th Street. It’s the first in three proposed phases. (Image. City of Surrey)
A memorial headstone with two names – Frank and Louise Johnson – was recently found at a property along 13 Avenue in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Ocean Park neighbour aiming to track down answers to headstone ‘mystery’

South Surrey work crews discover memorial on site of under-development property near Kwomais Point

A memorial headstone with two names – Frank and Louise Johnson – was recently found at a property along 13 Avenue in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the City of White Rock was within its rights in stopping the planned Lady Alexandra development, in the Lower Johnston Road neighbourhood, pending an OCP review. (File photo)

Supreme Court upholds White Rock council decision on Lady Alexandra development

Planned 12-storey highrise on lower Johnston Road was stalled in 2018

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the City of White Rock was within its rights in stopping the planned Lady Alexandra development, in the Lower Johnston Road neighbourhood, pending an OCP review. (File photo)