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Welcome to the project website for City of Surrey Development Application #19-0285. First Capital Realty, the owner of Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, is proposing a mixed-use development on the northern portion of the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre site. The Semiahmoo Shopping Centre will continue to be operational and will not be redeveloped as part of the current application.

Subject Site

The Subject Site (19.5 Acres/ 7.9 Hectares) is located within the Semiahmoo Town Centre Plan area, which is intended to serve as the primary commercial, institutional, and civic heart of South Surrey. 

The ‘Phase 1’ site (3 Acres/ 1.2 Hectares), subject of the current proposal, occupies the northern portion of the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre Site along Martin Drive and 18 Avenue.

Project Summary

The Semiahmoo Town Centre is centrally located within the Semiahmoo Peninsula, with the Shopping Centre site defined by 18th Avenue to the North, 152nd Street to the East, 16th Avenue to the South, and Martin Drive to the West. Our team has worked diligently with the City of Surrey for the past several years to refine the vision for the mall redevelopment within the context of the City’s objectives and surrounding community needs.

The first phase of development sets in motion the evolution of the future road network and public realm of the Town Centre including the extension and dedication of Southmere Crescent as well as partial dedications of the future 17A extension and 0.75 acre urban park. Public plazas are created at key corners of the site, expanding the pedestrian network, and creating porosity and connectivity with the neighbourhood.

Project Team

  • Developer: First Capital Realty

  • Architect: Formosis Architecture

  • Civil Engineer / Planning Consultant/ Survey: Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd. 

  • Landscape Architect: P+A Landscape Architecture

  • Structural: Weiler Smith Bowers

  • Code: McAuley Consulting 

  • Mechanical: AME Group 

  • Electrical: Nemetz & Associates


A Rezoning, Subdivision, and Development Permit application has been submitted by the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre owner, First Capital, to the City of Surrey, for a mixed-use development on the northern portion of the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre site.

Specifically, the subject application proposes the following:

  • Rezoning – A portion of the subject site from Community Commercial Zone (C-8) and Comprehensive Development Zone (CD) to Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)

  • Subdivision – From 3 existing lots to 3 new lots, plus 1 park lots, plus 1 REM lot

  • Development Permit – To allow for ‘Phase 1’ consisting of 3 mixed-use buildings with retail at grade and residential use above

First Capital is proposing to develop 3 mid to high-rise residential buildings:

  • A 12-storey tower with a 5-storey low-rise residential podium along Martin Drive to the west, 

  • A 20-storey tower with a 5-storey low-rise podium in the middle, and 

  • A 20-storey tower with 5-storey low-rise podium at 18th Ave and 152nd St to the east. 

These three buildings will consist of approximately 554 residential units. All buildings will have potential community amenity spaces and ground floor commercial retail uses. Additionally, a public park will be dedicated to the City. 


The full presentation boards are available to view below in case you were unable to attend the in-person public information meeting held on December 6, 2023. 


What is happening?

What is being proposed?

Will the existing mall be redeveloped?

What is the expected timeline for completion?

How many units are being proposed?

How much commercial retail space is proposed?

Conformity with the Semiahmoo Town Centre Plan

Project Timing

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

Unit Size and Pricing

Existing Shopping Centre

Energy & Sustainability


Your Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to review the project information. As an integral part of the public consultation process, we welcome and encourage your comments, questions and feedback via email to

Thanks also to everyone who shared their thoughts, comments, and questions regarding the proposed application. Your insights have been shared with the City of Surrey in the Public Information Meeting summary, which will be used to inform the application’s next steps.