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

Open houses: Launch of the Official Development Plan (ODP) 10-Year Review

We're starting a one-year process to review and update the East Fraser Lands ODP. Join us at the launch open house to learn more and help shape the future of this site. Get the details:

July 22 open house July 26 open house

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.

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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.

Timeline

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

  • We are here
  • 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

  • Spring 2018

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

  • Summer 2018

    Council consideration of amendments: referral and Public Hearing

Related projects and development progress

East Fraser Lands parks

Past updates

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)