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Holland Parkside in Surrey includes over 1,000 homes

Surrey City Centre development also includes office space, retail and daycare

Holland Parkside, an ambitious future development near King George SkyTrain station, appeared before Surrey city council Monday.

Developer Century Group is behind the plan for Holland Parkside at King George Blvd. and 98A Ave., which will include:

  • 42-storey market condominium tower (SW tower)
  • 36-storey market condominium tower (NW tower)
  • 19-storey rental apartment tower (SE tower)
  • 10-storey office building (NE mid-rise – 189,444 sq ft.)
  • Ground floor commercial retail units at the base of the office and market rental buildings.

There will be a total of 1,022 residential units, consisting of 818 market units (studio, one and two bedroom) and 204 rental units (one and two bedroom). 

Renderings: Holland Parkside in Surrey

Development context in Surrey
Context drawing. Credit: Century Group
West perspective
West perspective. Credit: Century Group
South perspective
South perspective. Credit: Century Group
Holland Parkside Surrey north perspective
North perspective. Credit: Century Group
Holland Parkside Surrey east perspective
East perspective. Credit: Century Group
Holland Parkside Surrey location
Project location. Credit: Century Group

The development will include a 4,100 sq ft. commercial childcare centre. It will be located atop the podium and within a large central courtyard, with direct access to an outdoor play area.

The site is located 50 metres west of the King George SkyTrain station, and the development will include an “extensive bike workshop” and end-of-trip facilities to encourage cycling. However, despite the proximity to SkyTrain and the cycling amenities, a total of 1,241 parking spaces will be provided on four underground levels. That’s actually below the required 1,364 spaces as stipulated by the City of Surrey for the size of the development.

In order to provide less parking than required, the city requires the developer to provide any combination of the following two items:

  • $20,000 for each parking space shortfall in accordance with the Off-Street Parking Reserve Fund By-law and/or the Alternative Transportation Infrastructure Reserve Fund By-law.
  • Enter into an agreement with MODO to provide on-site parking spaces as well as a financial contribution to purchase shared Electric Vehicles that will be accessible to all MODO members 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

The buildings are organized around a central courtyard that includes urban agriculture opportunities and communal gathering spaces, with a theme “focused on the shared experience of food,” according to the developer.

Holland Parkside is projected to be complete in August 2024.

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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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