View designer visions of Cloverdale

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The next phase of Surrey’s ambitious urban design competition – TownShift – rolls into Cloverdale Thursday evening.

And what might the Cloverdale of the future look like, according to designers and architects?

Residents are invited to see for themselves at the first in a series of evening discussions taking place at Surrey’s five town centres this month and next.

Surrey’s TownShift Ideas competition was launched last November. The aim was to attract fresh ideas to help shape a vision of growth for each of the town centres.

The competition received 137 submissions from designers in 21 countries imagining what Surrey’s five town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Semiahmoo and Newton – could look like.

The winners were announced last February, and the top three entries for each town centre were displayed at SFU’s Surrey campus.

Now the city-driven project’s entered its second phase – generating public dialogue.

Townshift Connected: Suburb into a City – is a $200,000 consultation initiative that is supposed to bring the visions closer to reality.

On Nov. 18, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Cloverdale campus at 5500 180 Street (room 1853) plays host to an open house and discussion as part of TownShift Visions for Surrey.

Starting at 6 p.m., the public can take a closer look at displays of selected entries for the Cloverdale town centre, plus meet the designers.

At 7 p.m., project co-organizer Trevor Boddy will outline the key design ideas for the town centre, before opening it up to questions, comments and suggestions from the public at 8 p.m.

After Cloverdale, the Townshift Visions for Surrey evenings continue Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Fleetwood, Nov. 25 at Guildford, Nov. 25 at Semiahmoo and concludes Dec. 2 in Newton.

The evenings are free.

The first 50 people to arrive each night receive a 32-page booklet illustrating and interpreting selected TownShift ideas for that particular town centre.

For more information, and to preview the five TownShift publications, visit www.townshift.com.

Public feedback will be collected in a summary booklet to be published early next year.

See also Surrey.ca.

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