Condo towers to replace temporary modular homes in Surrey City Centre

A property immediately adjacent to SkyTrain Gateway Station in Surrey City Centre could be redeveloped into a mixed-use development with two high-rise towers.

The 2.35-acre, L-shaped lot at 13425 107A Avenue is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of University Drive and 107A Avenue — just north of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, which is eyed for a major expansion, and east of Whalley Athletic Park.

Currently, this privately owned property is occupied by temporary modular housing with single-storey trailer structures providing 60 transitional supportive housing units.

The temporary modular homes were first built in 2018, and the permit for such temporary uses was extended for another three years in November 2021. The structures were renovated over the last few months and are set to be reoccupied this summer.

According to City of Surrey staff, the municipal government is working with BC Housing and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Could a new AI-powered real estate service replace your realtor?

Andy Young knew exactly what he wanted when he started house-hunting in the spring. The 35-year-old was looking to ditch his North York condo for a larger, detached home with a yard to share with his girlfriend. A frequent user of AI programs like ChatGPT, Young decided to give Wahi — a Toronto-based, tech-enabled real estate brokerage — a try.

He provided his preferred neighbourhood, budget and other parameters to Wahi’s AI-powered algorithm, refreshed the search engine nightly to find new listings, and co-ordinated showings with a roster of Wahi freelance real estate agents, paid hourly to accompany clients to open houses and home visits.

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