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:
- A community centre
- Childcare facilities
- A riverfront walk
- Other public amenities
Public Hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 11 at 6pm
Council has referred the proposed amendments to the EFL Official Development Plan (ODP) and CD-1 (567) Waterfront Precinct to a Public Hearing on March 11, 2021.
This public hearing is to be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, “Local Government Meetings and By-law Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3”.
Due to COVID-19, a Public Health Order currently prohibits members of the public from attending the City’s Public Hearings in-person. Members of the public can listen and watch the proceedings online or follow Twitter @VanCityClerk. Speakers can participate by telephone or by providing written submissions.
Proposed amendments to the East Fraser Lands Official Development Plan (ODP) and CD-1 (567) Waterfront Precinct
As an outcome of the EFL Official Development Plan (ODP) 10-year review, changes to the EFL ODP and CD-1 (567) Waterfront Precinct are being proposed. The proposed amendments will allow for the following:
- Revisions to the ODP to align with current City policies and directions
- An additional floor area of 39,246 sq m (422,422 sq ft.) in Area 1 to increase housing options
- An additional floor area of 104,358 sq m (1,123,303 sq ft.) in Area 3
- An increased package of amenities, including 20 childcare spaces and 2 acres of park
- Additional building height maximum from 24 to 28 storeys in the Waterfront Precinct
At the meeting, Council will also consider a staff recommendation for an alternative approach to deliver the community centre and utilities items.
To learn more about the proposed changes, refer to the Council report (February 9, 2021) PDF file (10 MB)
There are 126 acres of industrial land south of Marine Way and east of Kerr Street to Boundary Road.
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 PDF file (604 KB)
Here is our process and anticipated milestones for the EFL ODP 10-year review planning program.
Report to Council
Phase 1: Establish planning program
Phase 2: Develop options to address challenges
Phase 3: Refine concepts for EFL
Early Spring 2018
Phase 3: Confirm preferred concept + proposed ODP amendments
Finalize interim ODP amendments and amendments to CD-1 Bylaws and Design Guidelines for a new, larger community centre site + affordable housing
Council consideration of amendments: referral and Public Hearing
Finalize broader ODP amendmentsWe are here
Council consideration of amendments: referral and public hearing