City of Surrey mum on $150 million hotel, water park

City of Surrey mum on $150 million hotel, water park

South Surrey project announced during mayor’s state-of-city address

The City of Surrey is not prepared to release details relating to a proposed $150-million, 400-room hotel and water park slated for South Surrey, which was announced at Mayor Linda Hepner’s state-of-the-city address last week.

During Thursday’s speech, Hepner referred to the project as one she “would like to see off the drawing board” and expressed a desire to reduce the approval time of the project by half.

She announced there are discussions between the city, Surrey City Development Corporation and Jim Pattison Development Group relating to the hotel and indoor water park family resort, and said the project “provides tremendous capacity and entertainment for people living in Surrey and it will advance tourism in our community.”

Friday, Surrey communications manager Oliver Lum told Peace Arch News the city is not prepared to say where the facility would be located.

“At this stage we cannot release anything publicly because we’re in initial discussions, in initial stages. But discussions are underway with Jim Pattison Development Group,” Lum said.

Jim Pattison Development Group and Surrey City Development Corporation did not return calls for comment by PAN press time Tuesday morning.