AECOM was hired by the City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and TransLink to develop an integrated land use and transit master plan for the Newton Town Centre and to serve as a new model for the Newton Town Centre Transit Exchange. The purpose of this integrated land use and transportation design effort is to guide public policy and infrastructure investments as well as inform public and private development decisions in the area bound by 72 Avenue to the north, 138th Street to the east, and the BC-Hydro and Southern Railway Corridor to the south and west.
The coordinated plan between the City of Surrey and TransLink articulates immediate and longer-term recommendations for both the land use and transit in guiding the future of the Newton Town Centre. The Official Community Plan of Surrey formed the basis for this plan’s recommendations. Creating a framework for the City to encourage nodal development and promote Town Centres to focus activities for all people. The plan offers abroad range of business, commercial and residential activity, including amenities and facilities to serve the needs of residents in the surrounding Newton area, emphasizing transit oriented development (TOD) encouraging a higher density and walkable, mixed use, vibrant and safe Newton Town Centre.