East Fraser Lands (River District) past updates

May 2018

Thank you to everyone that came to our open houses on May 24 and 26. 

View the open house display boards:

We have updated information for the waterfront in Areas 1 and 2 and a preferred concept for the eastern neighbourhood (Area 3). 

We will draft amendments to the EFL ODP and other bylaws to establish a framework for land use, sustainability, transportation, density, and building heights and public benefits.

These amendments will be presented to Council for consideration later this year. 

January 2018

We are mid-way through the process to review and update the East Fraser Lands Official Development Plan.

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our open houses on January 13 and 15 to see preliminary concept plans, provide feedback on early ideas, and talk to City staff and the proponent team about the project.

Based on what we heard and learned in the first stage, we asked for you for your thoughts on our new ideas and preliminary concepts for the development of the East Fraser Lands for you to consider through an online survey.

July 2017

In July 2017 two open houses were held to launch the Official Development Plan 10-year review. Thanks to everyone who attended and provided feedback on the scope of the amendments. The open house boards and a summary of consultation feedback can be found below.

At the next open house we will present your feedback and draft concept plans for community review.

June 2017

On June 14, 2017, City Council voted to endorse a planning program to review and update the EFL ODP to reflect:

  • New Council policy and standards
  • Changing environmental conditions due to climate change
  • Delivery of public benefits
  • Options to increase housing diversity in Area 3

Changes to the EFL ODP and corresponding CD-1 Bylaw amendments will be presented for Council’s consideration at the end of the year-long process. If approved, they will be used to inform ongoing implementation of EFL and future rezoning of Area 3.

January 2010

City Council approved the rezoning for East Fraser Lands Area 2 and Kerr Street Properties on January 19, 2010.

Wesgroup Properties submitted a rezoning application for East Fraser Lands Area 2 and Kerr Street Properties in May 2009. The application was comprehensively reviewed by City staff, the East Fraser Lands Committee, and the community through a planning process.

The rezoning area is approximately 35.0 acres (14.2 ha) land in the western portion of the site. Area 2 and Kerr Street Properties will become part of the future mixed use residential neighbourhood at East Fraser Lands. 

Learn more about the approved East Fraser Lands Area 2 and Kerr Street Properties Rezoning.

View the approved Area 2 and Kerr Street Properties Design Guidelines.

September 2008

City Council approved the Area 1 Rezoning for East Fraser Lands on September 16, 2008.

The City received the Area 1 Rezoning application from the developer Wesgroup Properties in February 2007. This rezoning application was refined through collaborative efforts of City staff, the developer, the East Fraser Lands Committee, and community over eighteen months.

The approved Area 1 Rezoning reflects principles and directions consistent with the approved East Fraser Lands Official Development Plan. 

Learn more about the approved East Fraser Lands Area 1 Rezoning.

View the approved Area 1 Design Guidelines.

November 2006

After months of planning work and discussion between City staff, the developer, the East Fraser Lands Committee, and the community, the East Fraser Lands Official Development Plan (ODP) was completed and approved by Council in November 2006.

The ODP translates the principles and objectives established in the East Fraser Lands Policy Statement into more detailed planning policies and requirements for the developing the site.

The ODP includes a physical plan and specifies land uses and amounts, housing types, movement in and around the site, sustainability features, the delivery of community amenities such as parks and community facilities, and phasing.

View the East Fraser Lands Official Development Plan approved by City Council in November 2006  (27 MB)

2004-2006

In 2004, Council unanimously supported the EFL Policy Statement, followed by the EFL Official Development Plan approved in 2006. 

View the East Fraser Lands Policy Statement (2004)  (6 MB)