East Fraser Lands (River District): Official Development Plan 10-Year Review. Open houses July 22 (Sat) 26 (Wed)

east fraser lands area map COV

The East Fraser Lands (River District) cover 126 acres of former industrial land south of Marine Way and between Kerr Street and Boundary Road

Launch of Official Development Plan (ODP) 10-Year Review for East Fraser Lands

The City of Vancouver is starting a one-year process to review and update the East Fraser Lands ODP.  Two open houses are planned in the coming days.

July 22, 2017 (Saturday) 10 am to 3 pm
River District Centre & Farmers Market, 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver

July 26, 2017 (Wednesday) 5 to 8 pm
Champlain Heights Community Centre, 3350 Maquinna Dr, Vancouver

More information:
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/east-fraser-lands-river-district.aspx

Contact the City at 604-871-6889, eastfraserlands@vancouver.ca

Below is some info gleaned from the City website. Go to the City for more information. The link above provides extensive information including the staff report to City Council in June 2017.

The City is 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. Wesgroup Properties (formerly Parklane Homes) owns the majority of the land.

Over 25 years the community will include parks, a community centre, schools, childcare facilities, a riverfront walk, and other public amenities

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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Timeline

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

Spring 2018
Finalize ODP amendments and amendments to CD-1 Bylaws and Design Guidelines

Summer 2018
Council consideration of amendments: referral and Public Hearing

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