This Is Downtown Surrey
Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Surrey City Centre
#1 PLACE TO INVEST
#1 Place to Invest in BC as ranked by the Real Estate Investment Network for 4 consecutive years
#1 Place to Invest in Western Canada as ranked by the Western Investor in 2011
Labeled BC’s “Start-up City” by BC Business Set to become Western Canada’s next great creative city
Set to become Western Canada’s next great creative city
THE FASTEST GROWING MUNICIPALITY IN B.C.
Surrey City Centre is located within the 2nd largest city in BC and 12th largest in the country.
• Surrey averages 800 - 1000 new residents per month
• Hosts 48 per cent of the region's industrial land.
• $1.1 billion private sector investment in Surrey City Centre
• $1.16 billion in public sector investment in Surrey City Centre
Transportation in Surrey is all about options: driving, cycling, walking, taking transit or finding a new smarter travel choice. Throughout Surrey, you'll see:
• 1332 bus stops (948 accessible stops), the second highest percentage of accessible stops in the region.
• 210 bus shelters
• 648 bus benches
BUSINESS OUTREACH PROGRAM
The City of Surrey is committed to building a positive business environment and encouraging the growth of its 19,000 local businesses. Since 2009, the Business Outreach Program has helped existing and new Surrey-based businesses develop and expand in Surrey.
The City of Surrey is advocating we start now on building a Light Rail Transit (LRT) network to link communities South of the Fraser. The City’s LRT vision includes three lines:
• City Centre to Guildford, along 104 Avenue, with a connection to Highway 1
• City Centre to Newton, along King George Boulevard, with the opportunity for extensions further south in the future
• City Centre to Langley, passing through Fleetwood along Fraser Highway
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - SURREY CAMPUS
For 5 consecutive years, Simon Fraser University has topped Maclean’s list of comprehensive universities across Canada and established its Bing Thom-designed Surrey campus in 2002. The vibrant community hub sits in the heart of Surrey City Centre and is conveniently located beside the Surrey Central transit station.
BUILD SURREY PROGRAM
The multi-million dollar Build Surrey program streamlines the approval processes to encourage the build-out of Surrey City Centre. It features new capital projects, such as recreation centres, artificial turf fields, pedestrian and cycling trails, police and fire facilities, and new parkland developed across the city. Surrey City Centre has already seen fantastic results of the Program:
• Award-winning, 75,000 square-foot Downtown Library
• Covered outdoor youth park
• Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
• Senior’s Space
An increasing number of head and regional offices are moving to the City Centre including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Macquarie Hunter, Citizenship & Immigration, Fraser Health and more.
Surrey has the lowest property taxes and the second-lowest business taxes in Metro Vancouver
500 ACRES OF LAND DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE
Has approximately 46% of Metro Vancouver’s total vacant industrial land
A Message from the Mayor
Surrey is a city on the move. We are the second largest metropolitan centre in the Region and our city is growing by roughly 1000 people per month. Within 3 decades, the City of Surrey will have the distinction of having the largest population in the Metro Vancouver area.
The growth we see in Surrey can be crystalized to what is happening in City Centre. From our new City Hall, Central Library and Plaza to the development of the tallest building South of the Fraser, 3 Civic Plaza, Surrey is thriving as an economic generator for the region.
Surrey has been named as the best place to invest in BC for four years in a row and recognized as one of the Top 7 most intelligent cities by New York based think-tank, the Intelligent Communities Forum.
As our city grows, maintaining and improving the quality of life for people who live and work in Surrey will always remain our top priority. Council and I are committed to ensuring that growth is balanced with sustainability to ensure our neighbourhoods remain vibrant and that we have the civic facilities to service our citizens and our business community.
Linda Hepner, Mayor
AN INVESTED COMMUNITY
Invested in the Future of Surrey City Centre
Nearly two billion dollars invested in community infrastructure, creating over 10,000 new jobs.
- Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – Covered Youth Park -$1.5 million
- Simon Fraser University Podium 2 Expansion - $10 million
- Library - $36 million
- Surrey City Hall Development - $50 million
- Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre - $240 million
- Surrey Memorial Hospital – Emergency Department & Critical Care Centre - $500-$600 million
- RCMP E Division Headquarters - $966 million
- + Over a billion dollars over private residential and commercial development underway.
R.E.I.N.National Real Estate Investment Network
With major transportation projects underway in the region, more people will be attracted to Surrey as a place to live and do business. In the next decade, the city will continue to see explosive population growth, one of the most important factors to consider when deciding where to invest.