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Old Posted Sep 11, 2018, 4:17 PM
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They've been pumping a lot of concrete here and I see the first columns rising on both sides of the crane. I guess I should learn how to post pictures.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
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Phase C going to Council Monday.

34-storey mixed-use tower:
371 residential units + 9,322 SF of ground floor retail.

https://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcounc...18-0095-00.pdf















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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 9:33 PM
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Ugh.
A bit of a bastardized version of the 2 original towers.
The unifying elements (solid walls on the narrow sides of the floorplate) tying the rooftop canopy to the base of the tower have been replaced with glass - so the canopy no longer relates to anything.
The canopy also does not hide the mechanical penthouse, which pokes awkwardly above.

The jumbled look of the balconies along the wide facades is okay, but needs to be restrained
- i.e. contained in a frame like the other towers.
The staggered windows and balconies at the corners also add to the chaos.

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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:30 PM
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It is a bit of a chaotic and jumbled mess - but that seems to be the intentional theme? The retail podium is a mix of materials / colours too - distinguishing each of the CRUs. Better than something boring and monotonous?

The roof would look better with the mechanical contained within the canopy.
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:43 PM
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Apologies if it's already been mentioned but this one is planned to be a rental tower.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 5:21 AM
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Apologies if it's already been mentioned but this one is planned to be a rental tower.
No need to mention that, about half of each condo building in this area are rental units... I bet. PA west has about 185 rental units. Many students and young families are renting here

I believe that some units are BnB too, I always see people with luggage at PA west entrance waiting for the someone to bring them key and fob. Some are advertised in airbnb web sites. I hope the strata stops them soon.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 4:45 PM
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Apologies if it's already been mentioned but this one is planned to be a rental tower.
That explains the design.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 9:18 PM
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No need to mention that, about half of each condo building in this area are rental units... I bet. PA west has about 185 rental units. Many students and young families are renting here

I believe that some units are BnB too, I always see people with luggage at PA west entrance waiting for the someone to bring them key and fob. Some are advertised in airbnb web sites. I hope the strata stops them soon.
Not only do P.A. strata by-laws prohibit BnB, but they are illegal in Surrey in these type of buildings. The fines have recently increased to $1,000.00 a day. If you are aware of a BnB, report it to the management company, Rancho in this case, because they won't do anything unless you do. I did because I was mad about not being able to get on an elevator as it was too full of luggage, and seeing the pool crowded with people, who obviously didn't live here, smoking and drinking openly as if they were at an all inclusive resort. I have not seen evidence of one operating since. There had to have been at least 6-8 doing so before that.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 2:27 PM
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It looks like they've put in the base for a second crane
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