I am pleased to announce that the City of Surrey has commenced work on the rst phase of our Civic Centre Project. This projectwill ultimately include: a new City Hall and Ofce building; additional space for Simon Fraser University; a major civic plaza thatwill become the heart for Surrey’s outdoor events, celebrations and festivities; a Performing Arts Centre with a 1,600 seat exible theatre and a 250 seat studio theatre; a new Central Library; a mixed use building accommodating hotel and ofce facilities;and improvements to King George Highway and the Surrey Central Skytrain Station and Bus Transit Exchange. The City of Surreyis acting as a catalyst in this project – encouraging further private sector investment and job creation. By strategically working with investors and businesses to maximize benets, we are also enabling the development of a high quality of life attractive toresidents. Surrey City Centre – British Columbia’s next great metro centre!
Mayor Dianne Watts
The City of Surrey’s new City Centre is destined to become British Columbia’s next great metro centre. It will be a thriving cosmopolitan area that is the commercial, residential, entertainment, educational, civic and cultural heart of the City of Surreyand will be recognized as the central business district for the South of the Fraser Region.This journey had its beginnings with the public investment in the extension of rapid transit, the private sector development of theCentral City project and the bold decision by the educational sector to establish the Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus inCentral City.The City of Surrey is continuing to build the Civic Centre Development Project with a $500 million investment to create a vibrantSurrey City Centre. The Civic Centre Development Project will include a new City Hall and Ofce building, additional spacefor Simon Fraser University, and a major civic plaza that will become the heart for Surrey’s outdoor events, celebrations andfestivities. It will include a Performing Arts Centre with a 1,600 seat exible theatre and a 250 seat studio theatre; a new CentralLibrary; and, a mixed use building accommodating Hotel/Ofce facilities. As a part of creating a great, walkable, enjoyable CityCentre, it will include a major beautication of King George Highway and signicant upgrades to the current Skytrain Station andBus Transit Exchange.The City’s investment will serve as a catalyst to attract both public and private sector investment in additional transitimprovements; new facilities for Simon Fraser University; the addition of thousands of jobs in a growing ofce and commercialcore; a growing tourism industry; the presence of thousands of new residents in a high density residential neighbourhood; thecreation of walkable streets through thoughtful design guidelines and development practices; and the investment in infrastructure to complete, tame and beautify the road network. The urban lifestyle will be supported by the addition of entertainment andcultural facilities including performing arts venues, galleries, sports arenas, libraries and recreation, community centres andadditional retail, restaurant and entertainment venues. It will be a sustainable, complete neighbourhood where people can live,work and play in an environmentally responsible community. Finally, it will be a neighbourhood that is safe and supportive wherepeople in need can nd care and support whether that need is to deal with addiction issues, mental health problems or poverty.The City of Surrey is taking bold action to ensure that Surrey‘s Centre will become a community to be proud of and an employmentand residential location to be sought after. This document describes the Civic Centre Development Project that will start Surreyon the road towards that community.