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Fleetwood Orion: Over 1,000 homes, up to 42 storeys on Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension

Plans for a high-density, mixed-use development on the future Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension, known as Fleetwood Orion, are moving forward.

There’s a new design by Casola Koppe Architects Ltd. of Calgary for Bucci Developments, and additional details on the project now available.

The development site in the 16000-block of Fraser Highway, east of 160 Street, consists of two large properties, approximately 2.0 hectares in size.

Site plan for Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments

There will be three buildings: two high-rise, mixed-use buildings, and one mid-rise residential building, built in three phases. Phase one will consist of a 37-storey tower on the southern portion of the site, and a 42-storey tower in phase two. Phase three will consist of a 15-storey, mid-rise building.

Video fly-through of Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments

In total, there will be 1,121 residential units consisting of one- and two-bedroom homes. There will be 52,484 square feet of retail space fronting onto streets and the interior plazas, and a 22,991 square feet large-format grocery store and/or pharmacy on the southern portion of the site.

Plazas and retail areas at Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments
Open spaces and pedestrian areas at Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments

The development will also include 24,197 square feet of office space. There will be a total of 1,499 parking spaces, within separate enclosed aboveground and underground parking garages for each phase.

The proposed buildings are designed to achieve an “attractive architectural built form” utilizing high-quality, natural materials, and contemporary lines. The street interface has been designed “to achieve a positive urban experience between the proposed buildings and the public realm.”

Plazas and retail areas at Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments
Plazas and retail areas at Fleetwood Orion. Credit: Bucci Developments

Fleetwood Orion will be located approximately 30 metres from the future SkyTrain station at Fraser Highway and 160 Street. The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension project extends the Expo Line 16 kilometres along Fraser Highway, on an elevated guideway from King George SkyTrain Station to 203 Street in Langley City. It’s expected to be complete by late 2028.

The area, south of the Fraser, is one of the fastest growing areas in the region. The provincial government estimates that the population of Surrey, Langley City and Langley is projected to increase by 420,000 people by 2050.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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