PROTECT PROPERTY VALUES IN ANNIEDALE-TYNEHEAD

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PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT DETERIORATING NEIGHBOURHOODS IN ANNIEDALE-TYNEHEAD.

Every year, residents in the Anniedale-Tynehead area pay millions of dollars in taxes. But despite that, most residents don’t have access to city supplied water and sewers, sidewalks and streetlights, or convenient public transit. 
 
Anniedale-Tynehead is one of the last remaining areas in Surrey without proper infrastructure.
 
A development plan, called a Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP), was started by the City of Surrey in 2008. After four long years of community feedback and taxpayer investment, it was finally approved by the City in 2012. Yet nothing has been done to execute that plan.
 
In the meantime, Anniedale-Tynehead has seen many false starts to development over the years. Residents have had their hopes raised by developer interest, but due to the City’s inaction, delays, and poor planning, nothing has been actualized.
 
The uncertainty has resulted in the rampant deterioration of our neighbourhoods:

  • Homeowners don’t invest in their properties because they’re unsure how long they will continue living there.
  • Speculative investors buy properties for land value and leave the houses to deteriorate.
  • Crime increases as houses are left vacant or rented to transients. 

Ironically, despite the deterioration and lack of infrastructure, taxes increase as property assessments are driven up by speculation.

But now, after many failed attempts, we finally have a developer who has both the financial and operational capability to turn the NCP into a reality.
 
This petition urges the City of Surrey to proceed with development which will enable:

  • Improved infrastructure (city water, city sewers, schools, roads, public transit).
  • Increased amenities (community centres, restaurants, shops).
  • Decreased crime as neighbourhoods are improved (streetlights, sidewalks, fewer vacant houses).
  • Higher land values for existing property owners (rezoning for higher density use).
  • Affordable housing for new residents as density increases (townhouses, condominiums, subdivisions).

We need you. We need your voice. We need your support.

Please sign and share this petition to protect property values in Anniedale-Tynehead.


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