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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:48 AM
Bombaman Bombaman is offline
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Let's build these homeless shelters every 2 or 3 blocks.

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In front of City Centre 2.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 2:18 PM
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Let's build these homeless shelters every 2 or 3 blocks.
Barring that ambitious suggestion , I do think that transitional housing near or on healthcare campuses is the best possible placement. Anything deemed socially 'unsavoury' that riles up even the most passive NIMBYs seems to dissipate immediately if it gets absorbed into the healthcare system as it then becomes virtually unnoticeable. For example, think Creekside Withdrawal Centre, Phoenix Centre's addictions housing, or Quibble Creek Sobering & Assessment Centre at Surrey Memorial - they're all but off the radar, aesthetically inconspicuous and blend in well with their environment. Of course, the fact that these facilities are actually much more successful in their objectives on hospital campuses is barely a footnote for a society generally less interested in agency efficacy. This same passionate debate is currently ongoing in East Van as Vancouver Detox is now being proposed for the Clark and Terminal area. Move the proposal a short distance away to integrate it with the newly conceived St. Paul's campus by Pacific Central and nobody would even raise an eyebrow.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 4:16 PM
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Let's build these homeless shelters every 2 or 3 blocks.
That's a great place. There are a lot of services right around the hospital for those suffering through substance abuse and/or mental illness. It makes it easier to get them help and as Equinox71 points out above, the neighborhood already largely ignores these services because they blend in with the medical campus. Those that live around the area likely know they are there, but we also know that people being serviced in these places are trying to turn their lives around and invested in improvement.

Granted there are some residential homes in that exact block right now who may be a bit at odds possibly, but honestly they are going to get massive land value pay outs in the next 10 years as Innovation Boulevard expands through that stretch toward Fraser Highway. So if they're unhappy, I say get out now, and move to a different neighborhood.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 11:23 PM
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In front of City Centre 2.
That is an outdated sign / application number now. A new application 18-0210 has been submitted on that site for:

Development Permit to allow a five (5) storey residential building comprising of twenty-eight (28) shelter units, fifty-seven (57) transitional housing units, office, programme area, medical-dental office and amenity space.

There is also a new application directly to the north of it (18-0180) for a 6-storey office building.

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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 9:15 PM
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There was a geotechnical assessment underway today, doing some drilling just to the west of the SFU building - on 'Lot G' & 'Lot F' on the plan below.

There is a residential tower in the works for that site, along with a new bus layover facility south of it. The bus layover facility needs to be built before they can remove the Surrey Central Bus Loop. Expect this to be ramping up in the next year or so.



For reference - site with all the trailers on it and vacant lot / white fourplex lot to north.


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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 9:19 PM
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Is that area drawing fairly new? I've been wondering how serious they were about that layover facility behind the new SFU building...
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 9:27 PM
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^It's taken from an old document (2013) but yes the layover facility / tower project is moving behind the scenes for that site.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 6:03 PM
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25-storey tower 'The Holland' at Old Yale Rd & 133 St going to Council Monday. Site to be developed in 2 phases. Phase 1 = current 25-storey tower proposal at western end of site (Old Yale / 133). Eastern portion of the site (Old Yale / University) containing an existing 6-storey Kinsman Lodge will be redeveloped in phase 2. The lodge is scheduled to close in March 2019.

They are also dedicating a new road between the 2 phases that will continue north in the future (not shown on the City Centre Plan)

https://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcounc...14-0208-00.pdf

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Old Posted Today, 1:37 AM
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Cool! I was wondering what would become of that since I first saw the green sign all those ages ago.
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Nice find Shift. Didn't expect this tower proposal to show up on this site given the inactivity for awhile. 25 stories puts it around the same height as Wave and Linea.
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