View of river at East Fraser Lands

East Fraser Lands (River District)

We're developing a new sustainable, complete community at East Fraser Lands (EFL). The plan calls for a mainly residential community with a variety of housing types and a commercial centre.

While the site was previously home to the Canadian White Pine, Wesgroup Properties (formerly Parklane Homes) now owns the majority of the land.

A complete community

Over 25 years the community will include:

  • Parks
  • A community centre
  • Schools
  • Childcare facilities
  • A riverfront walk
  • Other public amenities

What's happening

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

EFL ODP review open houses

As part of the EFL ODP review, join City staff and the proponent team at upcoming open houses to learn more about updates including proposed changes to Areas 1 and 3 to increase housing diversity, delivery of public amenities, and other minor amendments.

Complete the open house comment form

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
River District Neighbourhood Centre, 8683 Kerr St
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Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11am to 3pm
River District Neighbourhood Centre, 8683 Kerr St
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These proposed EFL ODP amendments will be brought to Council for consideration at a Public Hearing. If approved, the amendments will be used to guide ongoing implementation of the new community.

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Area map

There are 126 acres of industrial land south of Marine Way and east of Kerr Street to Boundary Road.

Development progress

Area 1, Area 2, and Kerr Street were rezoned in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Since then a number of development parcels have been completed, are under construction, or are in the design process. The map below highlights development progress to date. View the map in full size (604 KB)

Find information on current development applications and Development Permit Board reports.

Additional information

Past updates

View updates on the development of East Fraser Lands (River District) from 2004 until now.

Documents and policies

View the policies, guidelines, and Council minutes that have shaped East Fraser Lands (River District).

Related projects


Here is our process and anticipated milestones for the EFL ODP 10-year review planning program.

  • 2016-2017

    Scoping phase

  • June 2017

    Report to Council

  • Summer 2017

    Phase 1: Establish planning program

  • Fall 2017

    Phase 2: Develop options to address challenges

  • Winter 2017/2018

    Phase 3: Refine concepts for EFL

  • Early Spring 2018

    Phase 3: Confirm preferred concept + proposed ODP amendments

  • Spring 2018

    Finalize interim ODP amendments and amendments to CD-1 Bylaws and Design Guidelines for a new, larger community centre site + affordable housing

  • Summer/Fall 2018

    Council consideration of amendments: referral and Public Hearing

  • We are here
  • Fall 2019

    Finalize broader ODP amendments

  • Winter 2020

    Council consideration of amendments: referral and public hearing