An application for a Heritage Revitalization Agreement concerning the historic H.C. Major House near South Surrey’s Crescent Park, received third reading at council Monday evening. (City of Surrey photo)

Unanimous support for three South Surrey proposals

Opposition received at public hearings

Surrey council gave unanimous support to a trio of South Surrey applications this week, giving third reading to projects in Ocean Park and Morgan Creek, as well as to a heritage revitalization agreement (HRA) for a site on Crescent Road.

The applications have yet to receive final reading. Council next meets Jan. 22.

Monday’s support followed public hearings during which only a handful of people stepped forward to voice opinions on the proposals.

No one spoke to the HRA – although council did receive one letter from a concerned neighbour – which was sought to facilitate construction of a new home on the same property as the historic H.C. Major House, near Crescent Park. The agreement also targets “restoration and long-term protection” of the 1922-built house, located at 12876 Crescent Rd.; the house is also proposed for renaming, to the Brynjolfson Residence, a reference to Icelander Sveinn Brynjolfson, who acquired the property in 1908.

According to a planning report, the unidentified neighbour who expressed concern about the application was worried the new home would “alter the Fengshui” of his or her own lot, and asked that a triangular shaped roof top not be pointed directly at the main door of the house and the main gate of the property.”

Council received 18 letters of opposition regarding the Morgan Creek application; a zoning amendment request to eliminate a proposed business centre in one of two previously approved buildings at 15436 31 Ave., and use the space for an additional three residential units.

Two people stepped forward to speak to the application. Deb Jack, president of Surrey Environmental Partners (SEP), said she was relieved to hear there would be no net riparian loss as a result of a request to reduce the minimum setback from the top of a Class A stream.

A resident of the first building told council that the application had majority support from those living in her 62-unit complex, “because we have a business centre in our first phase which is under-utilized.”

Regarding the Ocean Park application, to create a 12-home subdivision in the 2100-blocks of 128 and 128A streets, Mayor Linda Hepner said council received two letters opposing the application.

Two area residents who spoke cited concerns including the increase to density and traffic; as well, the potential impact to parking on 21 Avenue.

Just Posted

Surrey ponders peacock relocation plan

City council to vote Monday night on proposed Sullivan Heights Peafowl Relocation Action Plan

South Surrey overdose victim ‘had so much going for him’

SPECIAL REPORT: Peace Arch News highlights a second Peninsula family’s fentanyl heartbreak

White Rock takes stock of city projects in 2017 Annual Report

Mayor expresses confidence that families will enjoy the new, revitalized amenities

Chaotic Metro Vancouver vote rejects Hazelmere Valley development

Accusation of ‘improper’ behaviour, after Surrey Coun. Starchuk notes receipt of ‘new information’

City contractors demolish Memorial Park washrooms

Facility expected to be complete by January

Vancouver Canucks tab Quinn Hughes with No. 7 overall pick in NHL draft

University of Michigan standout was second defenceman picked in first round

Horse put down after hit by car in Maple Ridge, one person to hospital

Accident along 132nd Avenue in Maple Ridge Friday afternoon

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged B.C. fentanyl dealer

Vancouver Island man Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to investigation

PHOTOS: Police rescue baby seal found on rocky B.C. shoreline

Marina Mammal Rescue Centre recommends residents observe from a distance

B.C. woman with severely disabled son keeps getting parking tickets

‘There has to be something they could do’

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

Happy ending for orphaned bear cubs

Two orphaned bear cubs were captured in Castlegar and sent for rehabilitation.

10 feet from home: B.C. grassfire offers stark reminder how quickly blazes burn

Kamloops woman among first people in B.C. to be told to evacuate home this wildfire season

Most Read

l -->