Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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New Growth and New Opportunities Abound in My Community of Whalley

Filed under: General — by at 3:34 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

After countless late nights working on countless projects, yesterday I unchained myself from my desk and escaped over to the mall. Actually I headed over to Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Surrey campus, connected to Central City Mall, to watch Mayor Watts officially unveil designs for the new City Hall and Community Plaza.

Mayor Watts unveiling model of Surrey's new city hall

Artist rendering of Surrey's new city hall and plaza
(Image from City of Surrey’s media kit)

Also being built is a 75,000 square foot library, adjacent to City Hall:

Architect's model of Surrey's new library

Construction of the library is well underway:

Surrey's library under construction

The library's first floor is going up

Surrey library construction site

I’m eagerly awaiting the library’s opening scheduled for the fall of 2011. I miss losing myself for hours in library stacks.

The City Hall will open in fall 2013.

This skyline view from SFU will dramatically change in coming years:

View from Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus

I’m excited to see this growth happening in Whalley, our less-than-shiny corner of Surrey. The area is growing up around Darrell and I, making more services and facilities accessible to us within our own community. Exciting!

Maybe I’ll run for City Council now that City Hall will be mere blocks away…

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Comment by Paul Merrill

June 30, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

You would get my vote if you ran for city council!!

Comment by Glenda

June 30, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

Thanks Paul! Perhaps I should not have said that one thought out loud…it might get me one day…

Comment by Susan R

June 30, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

I’m sure you’ve eyed the new plans for accessibility issues 🙂

Comment by karen

June 30, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

I. DARE. YOU. TO. =)

Comment by Glenda

June 30, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

Susan, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on accessibility!

Comment by Glenda

June 30, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

Karen, are you volunteering to be my campaign manager?! (You know, Brownie Owl should have never put us two in the same six. We’ve been getting in trouble together ever since!)

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