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South Surrey highrises plan up for public perusal

Three 12- to 20-storey towers proposed for mall site
A public information meeting on plans for three highrises (ranging in height from 12 to 20 storeys) on the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre site is planned for 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2023. Members of the public are invited to review the plans and comment/ask questions of officials. The buildings were first proposed at 12 to 24 storeys. (First Capital file rendering)

A public information meeting regarding plans for a trio of highrises on the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre site is set for next week in the South Surrey mall (1701 152 St.).

According to a mailer received by area residents last week, the 4-7 p.m. Dec. 6 session is for review of and comment on the proposed redevelopment of the north portion of the mall site.

Plans are for one 12- and two 20-storey buildings, with ground-floor commercial uses and a new neighbourhood park, Aplin Martin Consultants’ senior project manager Mike Fujii confirmed Tuesday (Nov. 28).

A graphic on the mailer identifies the subject area as stretching along Martin Drive and 18 Avenue, from between Southmere Crescent and Southmere Crescent East to 152 Street.

“The existing Semiahmoo Mall building is not proposed to be changed,” the mailer information notes.

It is not the project’s first time on the radar.

A rezoning, subdivision and development permit application for a proposed mixed-use development was submitted to the City of Surrey by mall owner First Capital in October 2019.

At that time, the proposed building heights ranged from 12 to 24 storeys.

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Fujii told PAN that next week’s meeting – to be held in unit 116C (former home of Simply Computing) – will be an opportunity to review display boards and “people will be available to answer any questions.”

For more information or to submit comments, call 604-597-9058 or email

Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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