Like the spring, homebuying season is in full-swing — as evidenced by the amount of people visiting BuzzBuzzHome. To mark the occasion, we’re looking back at the 10 most-viewed developments on our site during the month of April. Here they are in ascending order:
10. Meccanica by Cressey
Today we’re buzzing with Jim Cox, president and CEO of Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC), a development company wholly owned by the City of Surrey.
Jim has had nearly a 40-year career in the real estate and development industry, including stints with BCR Properties, Vancity Enterprises, the Port of Vancouver, Moodie Consultants and Marathon Realty where he was involved in the massive redevelopment of Vancouver’s waterfront near Stanley Park in the 1990s.
We chat with Jim about Surrey’s vision for a new downtown centre, how that plan is becoming a reality and what he thinks the future has in store for Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing city.
BuzzBuzzHome: Can you briefly explain what Surrey City Development Corporation does?
Jim Cox: It’s a real estate development company that is here to make money. We take on projects that will turn a profit, support Surrey’s community objectives and encourage further growth and development in the city. Read more
We’ve already told you about some great things about Tien Sher’s Quattro 3 development in Surrey – how it’s Metro Vancouver’s first six-storey wood frame building (which lends itself to a more affordable price) and that it’s located near Central City Mall, Guilford Town Centre and Gateway Station (which will put you in downtown Vancouver in 35 minutes, Burnaby at Metrotown in 19 minutes and New Westminster in 8 minutes).
But there’s another plus to add to the long list of perks: Read more
It’s been awhile since we’ve updated you on Legendary Developments’ Clayton Heights, a series townhomes, carriage homes and duplex-style rowhomes located in Surrey, BC.
So what’s the latest?
Well, at more than 90 per cent sold, the development is filling up as fast as the booming city it’s located in. Read more
Great things come in small packages – homes included, which is why developer Tien Sher is looking to build one of the country’s smallest condominium developments in Surrey, B.C.
According to an article in the Metro, the plan is to put 56 micro-lofts between 290-square-feet and 635-square feet in the four-storey Balance Condos development slated for a site near the Gateway SkyTrain station on 108th Ave.
Tien Sher president Charan Sethi told the Metro he was inspired to build small after Vancouver’s Burns Block micro-lofts were so enthusiastically snatched up earlier this year. Read more
If you’ve had the chance to visit downtown Surrey lately, you’ll have noticed the changes which are taking place.
According to an article in The Vancouver Province, more than $2 billion in developments are taking shape within a space of six square kilometers. $1.1 billion of the money is going toward more than 9,500 new homes which are either planned or are under construction
Not only that, but construction on the tallest tower in Surrey, Civic Plaza 3, is set to start next year.
For long time Surrey-dwellers, the changes are significant. But, the Mayor of Surrey Dianna Watts says that the growth hasn’t happened over night, Read more
Height matters. There are plenty of folks who think so anyway…
This week we told you about 432 Park Avenue, the soon to be highest roof in New York City. Today, we’ve got a story about plans for the tallest building in Surrey.
And, to give you an idea of the height, the picture on the left is just a teaser of the building’s midsection!
On Thursday, Century Group unveiled plans for a 50-storey mixed-use hotel and residential project called 3 Civic Plaza. The project will be located at City Parkway and 104th Avenue and is a partnership between Century Group and Surrey City Development Corporation.
At 517 feet high, the building will be the tallest in Surrey and the fifth tallest in the Lower Mainland. Read more
What comes to mind when you think of summer?
For us, it’s barbecue, patios, and strolls through lush gardens. Sounds pretty ideal, doesn’t it? Well, what if we told you there was a development that allows residents to get in on all kinds of summer activities right outside their home?
That’s just what Summit House at Morgan Crossing by Larco Investments Ltd. offers with its rooftop plaza. Read more
Construction has just started on Breeze by Adera Development in Surrey, and Phases 1 – 3 are already 65 per cent sold out.
Why are these places selling like hot cakes? We’ll fill you in!
They’ve got an great location in South Surrey, right across from the Shops at Morgan Crossing, and Grandview Corners. The Breeze West Coast Club has also been attracting some much deserved attention. It houses a fitness area, yoga studio, entertainment room and spacious rooftop deck. Read more
A new reality show has hit Surrey Central City Mall, and its all in the name of promoting a condo project.
Wave, a 500-suite Surrey development by Rize Alliance, has built one of its two-bedroom and den suites in the mall, complete with glass walls and three full-time professional actors to navigate the space.
The actors (Leana Yu, Jas Dhillon, and John Perrotta) will spend 10 hours daily in the home for 45 days. The project will also feature eight secondary actors, a CBC scriptwriter, a video and lighting production team, and live web streaming. Word on the street is that local celebrities will be making cameos too. Read more