The news of a new development in Surrey could not have come at a better time.
City leaders see it as an opportunity to accommodate people who have left the area and want to come back, as well as benefit all who are there.
Growing families had few options in the past, forcing them to find larger homes in other communities, but that will all change with the arrival of the new Silver Springs development.
It's all very exciting, but with a city staff of only six, there's a lot of work to be done and many aspects to take into consideration.
(Jason Vaagen, City Auditor) "Are there concerns? Yes. We are currently looking at infrastructure, have done several studies. We are currently doing alright. We are going to have some work ahead of us but that's anywhere where there's growth.
Surrey currently has about 412 homes, and the Silver Springs development will expand Surrey by 2,000 housing units.