650 homes proposed near future SkyTrain in Surrey

May 25 2020, 3:29 pm

A new development is proposed for the 16-acre Greenside Estates Pond in the Cloverdale neighbourhood, in an area near the eastern edge of Surrey.

The narrow patch of green space that could be used for development at 19310 Fraser Highway is framed by Fraser Highway to the north, and low-density residential developments to the west, south, and east.

It is also mid-way between two potential future SkyTrain stations — 190 Street and 196 Street — of the planned Expo Line extension reaching Langley Centre, with a walking distance of fewer than 10 minutes to either station.

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Site of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

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Layout of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

According to public consultation materials, 192 Street Development will have up to 650 homes built in two separate phases, with the southern half of the site dedicated to family-sized townhomes and the northern half of the site — closest to the stations and bus routes — for apartment buildings between four and five storeys.

The first phase consists of 55 units of townhouses, with a unit mix of 25 two-bedroom units and 30 three-bedroom units. The second phase of apartment buildings will contain up to 595 units, including 10% for market rental uses, but the unit mix has not been defined at this time.

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Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

fraser and 192 surrey

Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

Residents will have access to 21,000 sq. ft. of indoor amenity building that includes fitness and yoga space, community room, billiards room, reading and office space, craft room, theatre, and a rooftop terrace. A public daycare will be located at this building.

A minor commercial space component of 1,750 sq. ft. will allow for a cafe.

As well, the proponents are planning for 43,000 sq. ft. of outdoor amenity space, such as a community garden, playground, and rooftop patios.

This is in addition to 9.89 acres of open and green space, accounting for 73% of the development site, not including 1.7 acres that will be transferred to the adjacent strata for a nominal fee of $1.00. The incorporation of green space preserves existing water features and about 175 existing trees.

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Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

fraser and 192 surrey

Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

Public realm improvements include new sidewalks, landscaping, and an entry plaza near the intersection of 192 Street and Fraser Highway.

The total amount of parking has not been determined, but the first phase of townhouses and amenities will produce 129 vehicle parking stalls.

Due to the green space, this is a relatively low-density development, with a floor area ratio density that is just 0.9 times the net site area. It currently has golf course zoning.

fraser and 192 surrey

Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

fraser and 192 surrey

Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

fraser and 192 surrey

Artistic rendering of 19310 Fraser Highway, Surrey. (JM Architecture/192 St Development)

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