TownShift, Surrey’s successful urban design competition, is about to enter a new outreach phase. Under the moniker TownShift: Connected, the City will embark on a series of community consultations to discuss the ideas that were presented in …
On November 2nd, 2009, the City of Surrey will launch an international design competition known as TownShift. Following in the footsteps of FormShift, a similar competition in Vancouver, TownShift will challenge planners, designers, and the general public …
Thanks to major land ownings in the area, the City of Surrey and TransLink had previously agreed to set off on a joint planning study to develop a new Neighbourhood Concept Plan to help revitalize Newton Town Centre. That planning study was launched this spring with major stakeholders, and led to a public charette design process over 3 days last week. The results of those community consultations are presented in the first concept draft plan.
The project’s principles include:
- Embrace Transit as a Mobility Option
- Integrate Civic Amenities into the Fabric of the Town Centre
- Leverage Public Investments
- Improve Connectivity and Create Livable Transportation Solutions
- Redesign the Environment for the Pedestrian
- Preserver, Enhance, and Utilize Open Spaces
- Expand Neighbourhoods Toward the Town Centre
- Increase Market Confidence
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