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Old Posted Sep 27, 2019, 10:34 PM
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I'm surprised there isnT a surf park located somewhere in the lower mainland.
There just aren't many things located in the Lower Mainland.
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Oh wow, that Britannia Mine proposal came out of nowhere. Interesting proposal and certainly better than the empty gravel pit now, although I am also somewhat skeptical of this proceeding too fast.
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I checked out the new Safeway tonight in the Austin heights, it smells weird but it is nice, not as good as their Burquitlam store, but they have two parking lots, one underground and one on the roof. If you are looking for a spot to take pictures of the Surrey Skyline head up there.

This is a phone pic at night but you get a great view across to Surrey


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Old Posted Sep 30, 2019, 11:19 PM
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Austin has angled parking on the street?
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2019, 11:21 PM
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that block does yes, its off to the side, the road is 4 lines you can park without reversing into traffic
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Cool, thanks.
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Some high quality video of a very recent Millennium Line trip from VCC-Clark to Lafarge Lake-Douglas. It provides a glimpse of the current state of the most active town centres along that line, such as Brentwood and Lougheed/Burquitlam, as seen from the SkyTrain:

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Old Posted Oct 9, 2019, 9:39 PM
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This will replace a building on Austin & Westview, which is next to the Sydney. It doesn't say how high the Tower will be, any guesses?

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544 Austin, Coquitlam
Project Proposal: a Pre-application to construct a market residential
tower with 168 units, a purpose-built rental podium with 54 units, and
12 below-market units, for a development total of 234 units.
Applications associated with proposal: Pre-application.
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and another one, this one is about a 10 minute walk north of Burquitlam Station

789-799 Clarke Road, Coquitlam
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Project Proposal: a Pre-application to construct a 15-storey mixed use
building
containing 114 market residential units and 3,124 sq.ft. of
ground floor commercial with daycare. Application associated with
proposal: Pre-application to construct a 15 storey mixed use building
containing 114 residential units and 4,000 sq feet of ground floor commerical
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2019, 5:39 PM
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Just FYI, this slumbering project has awoken and is going to a public hearing on July 23:

https://www.tricitynews.com/news/por...ing-1.23881522
Just so you know, the “Future” Queens Street Station is exceedingly unlikely to be built within the next 30 years.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2019, 9:23 PM
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More on Port Moody:

Moody Centre plan 'about redefining the future of Port Moody'
https://www.tricitynews.com/news/moo...lated_articles

Moody Centre consortium says it was 'blindsided' by Port Moody mayor
https://www.tricitynews.com/news/moo...lated_articles

Port Moody council wants more say in Moody Centre development
https://www.tricitynews.com/news/por...lated_articles

and David Ave. won;t be extended through the park to the Ioco lands:

David Avenue connector: stopped. Ioco lands: frozen. What's on Port Moody council agenda Tuesday
https://www.tricitynews.com/news/dav...ended_articles

Bert Flinn right-of-way to be removed
https://www.tricitynews.com/news/ber...lated_articles
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 5:12 AM
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Just so you know, the “Future” Queens Street Station is exceedingly unlikely to be built within the next 30 years.
Diana Dilworth, the most competent councillor in Port Moody, characterizes the station in the article as a 'pipe dream', but if anything I'd say that is optimistic, as having the station get built is even less likely than seeing a pipeline get built.

Given the current clown council (such a long time until the next municipal election) I wouldn't blame the province if they shut down one of the existing stations in Port Moody - see the updates from officedweller for details, in particular the clowning on the plans for Moody Centre, where our mayor and allies seem to be keen to see the existing cluster of auto shops, strip malls and vacant lots preserved in amber until it can be awarded heritage status...
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Documents reveal development plans for Fort Langley properties tied to councillor

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A series of buildings in downtown Fort Langley that have been boarded up for years could be turned into a mix of residential and commercial space.

That’s according to a development application obtained by Global News that was submitted to Township of Langley staff in September by a foundation tied to a sitting councillor, who has been attempting to redevelop the area for years.

The application concerns some of the 11 buildings owned by Coun. Eric Woodward’s Statewood Properties, which have been sitting empty since 2017.

Woodward has promised all the properties — which sit on or near the downtown core of the village on Glover Road — will be transferred to the newly-created and non-profit Eric Woodward Foundation beginning in 2019 now that he sits on council.

According to the documents, Statewood is hoping to transform the properties between Glover Road, Mary Avenue and Church Street into 41 apartment units and 35,414 square feet of commercial space.

The application also asks council to approve increasing the allowable height of the development from two stories and nine metres, or 29.5 feet, to three stories and 13.5 metres, or 44.3 feet.

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On Saturday, Mayor Jack Froese said he doesn’t have a problem with the application for the Glover-Mary-Church properties itself and is open to all ideas for updating Fort Langley — so long as it doesn’t impede on the town’s character.

“All towns go through an evolution as they grow and as time goes on, and we’re no different,” he said. “We do have protection, this is a heritage conservation area … so there are guidelines that anyone who builds here has to follow.”

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The battle over the future of Fort Langley dates back to the previous council, when Woodward applied to redevelop the properties along Glover Road, Mary Avenue and Church Street and build a boutique hotel and other mixed-use developments.

The applications hit a roadblock when council requested Statewood include an emergency lane to allow for first responder and municipal service access. Woodward withdrew the proposals altogether instead of altering them.

Blaming government red tape, Woodward began boarding up the buildings in 2017. He also painted some of them pink.

The township’s Heritage Advisory Committee has since ruled the buildings, many of which have stood for decades, do not qualify for heritage protection status.
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Abbotsford considering new high-tech city with 29,000 residents and 18,000 jobs

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... According to the submitted proposal, Abbotsford-based Auguston Town Development (ATD) is keen on developing its 91.5-acre hillside parcel just south of McKee Road near Blauson Boulevard, and a five-minute drive from the Trans Canada Highway.

As many as three dozen buildings with a range of building heights, including towers in excess of 24 storeys, would be constructed to create 15.5 million sq. ft. of total floor area, entailing 2.15 million sq. ft. of office space, 1.45 million sq. ft. of university and research institute space, 9.368 million sq. ft. of residential space, 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail space, and 330,00 sq. ft. of hotel space.

Constructed in four phases over 20 years, the ultimate build-out of WeTown could host up to approximately 18,000 jobs and 29,000 residents within about 12,500 homes.
ATD envisions WeTown’s location and scale will attract a cluster of major high-tech companies, as well as a tech-focused post-secondary institution, such as an expansion of University of the Fraser Valley or perhaps even a satellite campus of a leading international university...
... Would this even work? Or is Auguston just dreaming out loud? They're about 10k from "downtown" Abbotsford.
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... Would this even work? Or is Auguston just dreaming out loud? They're about 10k from "downtown" Abbotsford.
They mention how close they are to the highway and nothing about downtown Abby, while describing their development as a "high-tech city within a city". Will it work - no idea. But I suspect they'd try to make it their own city if they thought they could get away with it, which makes this dreaming out loud.
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With the amount of money, that they want to spend it would be better if they spent it on building out many more buildings in Surrey where there is a lot of space for towers and existing infrastructure to support the population. Also, It would help clean up more of downtown/central Surrey and will not be building on existing green space.
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This will replace a building on Austin & Westview, which is next to the Sydney. It doesn't say how high the Tower will be, any guesses?
Guessing about 23-25 floors, 21-22 floor tower with a 2-3 floor podium.
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ok, not too bad, similar to the Sydney next door.
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a few more pics from the Austin Heights Safeway

doors to nowhere, well they will eventually go out to a widened sidewalk plaza where the entrance to the West Tower will be.

2019-10-03_11-30-32 by snub_you, on Flickr

the east tower is starting and once complete the second tower will start

2019-10-03_11-29-34 by snub_you, on Flickr

entrance off Austin to the underground parking with some retail space

2019-10-03_11-29-39 by snub_you, on Flickr

2019-10-03_11-30-04 by snub_you, on Flickr

Entrance off Ridgeway ave to the rooftop parking
2019-10-03_11-27-20 by snub_you, on Flickr

there are 3 CRU's along Ridgeway, the towers will also add more retail space

2019-10-03_11-26-51 by snub_you, on Flickr

great views from the parking and lobby

2019-10-03_11-32-24 by snub_you, on Flickr

2019-10-03_11-32-11 by snub_you, on Flickr

2019-10-03_11-32-46 by snub_you, on Flickr

2019-10-03_11-32-39 by snub_you, on Flickr
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This was previously proposed/applied to be a 36 storey but it is now gone up to 42 storeys and it will replace a 3 storey apartment at 533 cottonwood. Its about 2 buildings up from Meridian which is at cottonwood and North Road. There is also a proposal for a tower of about 25 storeys at 519 Cottonwood (I think) that will go in between Meridian which is 32 storey and this new proposal, as well as a 29 storey across the street a bit to the west at whiting way & cottonwood which the current building is already fenced off I think, very close to the new Lougheed Heights, there is one old 3 storey condo in between that new proposal and Lougheed Heights. This will also basically be neightbours with the 50 storey Highpoint going up on Clarke.

42-storey tower planned by Anthem for Cottonwood Ave. in Coquitlam
October 20, 2019 By Peter Meiszner




Anthem Properties is planning a 42-storey, mixed-use tower on Cottonwood Avenue in Coquitlam, close to Lougheed Hwy. and North Road.

The development will also include a six-storey rental apartment building, as well as several townhouses.

In total, there will be 467 residential units, consisting of 332 market condominium units and 135 purpose-built rental units, including 20 below-market rental units.

Anthem will own the purpose-built rental units and is partnering with BC Housing as the operator and leaseholder for the 20 below-market rental units.

The tower will be clad in window wall, with a 50/50 transparency to opaque ratio. Brick cladding will be applied to portions of the townhouses and six-storey rental building. The majority of the six-storey rental building will be clad in hardie panel.

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https://urbanyvr.com/anthem-cottonwood-coquitlam
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74-acre European-inspired neighbourhood with 2,000 homes being built in Langley

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Artistic rendering of Latimer Heights in Langley Township. (Vesta Properties)





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https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/latimer-heights-langley
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