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 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.

Open houses: Have your say

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

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. 

Online survey

Complete the survey from the May 24 and 26, 2018 open houses.

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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 or are under construction. 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: Confirm package of proposed ODP amendments

  • We are here
  • Early Spring 2018

    Phase 3: Confirm package of proposed ODP amendments

  • Spring 2018

    Finalize ODP amendments and amendments to CD-1 Bylaws and Design Guidelines

  • Summer 2018

    Council consideration of amendments: referral and Public Hearing

Past updatesDocuments and policies