THE City of Surrey has launched a new survey asking residents, business owners and community stakeholders to help shape the heart of Fleetwood. This survey, open now until December 20, is part of ongoing engagement to support the development of the new Fleetwood Community Plan. It builds off earlier engagement where residents explored growth options in Fleetwood.
The Fleetwood plan area stretches from Green Timbers Urban Forest in the west to the Agricultural Land Reserve in the east. The area, which is expected to double in population by 2050, includes the first phase of the 16-kilometre Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension. It will be home to three future SkyTrain stations in Surrey, including 152nd Street, 160th Street, and an interim terminus station at 166th Street. The extension will better connect Fleetwood to the rest of Surrey and the Lower Mainland.
The City has posted preliminary findings from a survey completed earlier this Fall. In the survey, residents explored how they wanted to see growth occur in Fleetwood. Participants considered three growth options: concentrated, dispersed, or balanced. The results show a preference for the balanced and concentrated growth options. Both options focus growth and density around future SkyTrain stations, and in Fleetwood Town Centre.
Building off these findings, staff are now asking residents to envision what downtown Fleetwood might look like in the future.
The multi-year process to create a new Fleetwood Community Plan began in Fall 2019 with an open house at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex. A preliminary draft of the plan will be ready for public review in Spring 2021. It will include draft concepts for land use, transportation, and parks and open spaces. The planning process will move into a second stage after Council consideration. Stage 2 work will include a review of utility servicing, financing, urban design, and other supportive policies. Staff will offer opportunities for community engagement throughout the process. A final plan document will be ready for public review later in 2022.
See the recent survey results and take the new survey at FleetwoodPlan.surrey.ca.