May 4th marks the end of an 11 year journey for residents and land-owners in Grandview Area 4, now named Redwood Heights. The stage 2 neighbourhood plan report has been endorsed by Mayor and council giving final approval to the plan.
Redwood Heights is home to approximately 500 acres of greenfield development land on the east side of the Grandview neighbourhood of South Surrey. There is an immense amount of servicing work to be done, which means it will be a couple of years before we see any shovels in the ground, but plan approval was the critical milestone and one that has been “only a few months away” for what feels like years.
We can expect to see a flood of development applications in the area over the next few months and renewed interest in development opportunities in Redwood Heights.
The final plan included a few minor changes to the land use plan (see below) including:
- Increases in density along 176 Street at 26 Avenue
- Movement of the Wildlife Hub & Corridor as it crosses 24 Avenue
- A conversion to Detached Residential land use from Semi-Detached Residential for a few properties along 184 Street south of 24 Avenue.
- Relocation of a park on 24 Avenue at 183 Street
- An expanded mixed-use node, and
- A handful of minor road realignments
Click here to read the entire corporate report, including detailed information on the land use designations, an outline of the required servicing upgrades and the neighbourhood-specific development fees that will be required to fund the new infrastructure, parks and public amenities.