Cathy and Darryl Swallow check out a model of the 17-storey Avra tower planned for 1456 Johnston Rd.

Cathy and Darryl Swallow check out a model of the 17-storey Avra tower planned for 1456 Johnston Rd.

Avra tower breaks ground

Cathy and Darryl Swallow check out a model of the 17-storey Avra tower planned for 1456 Johnston Rd., with an eye to possibly buying a unit.

A groundbreaking ceremony last month launched construction of the concrete tower. Scheduled for completion in February 2013, the project is described by city officials “a positive step forward in the revitalization of the city of White Rock.”