Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan

The City of Mission is in the process of revitalizing one of the last and largest underdeveloped urban Fraser River waterfronts in the Lower Mainland. The Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan will direct growth, attract investment, and create a resilient and vibrant waterfront community.


About the Project

Mission’s waterfront represents a significant opportunity to establish a positive, meaningful connection with the Fraser River that redefines these underutilized lands as a premier place to live, work and play in a growing region.

Revitalizing the waterfront has many benefits that extend beyond Mission to the rest of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland and will increase access to opportunities, support sustainability, and drive investment and bold economic development.

To facilitate this vision, the City of Mission prepared the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan for the entire 296 acres of waterfront land identified in the 2020 Official Community Plan update. The Master Plan may be viewed here: https://engage.mission.ca/18448/widgets/88216/documents/82485



What is Revitalization?

Revitalization seeks to realize the social, cultural, and economic potential of the waterfront through a combination of public and private investment that will sustainably facilitate the creation of new homes, businesses, and great community spaces.


What is a Master Plan?

The Master Plan will be the guiding document for future development, infrastructure, and public realm investments throughout the waterfront’s 296 acres of land. The Master Plan will be informed by rigorous technical engineering studies and market analyses to ensure that it is not only visionary but also implementable.


What’s Next?

The Official Community Plan (OCP) was amended to facilitate the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan becoming the primary reference for all development in the Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area on July 4, 2022. The focus will now shift to how implementation of the Master Plan may be supported. The Implementation Plan will be based on the City's goals and the steps required to reduce risk & increase certainty in order to attract investment. Continued engagement with First Nations, landowners, stakeholders, other level of government and the community will inform the development of the City's strategies.

The City of Mission is in the process of revitalizing one of the last and largest underdeveloped urban Fraser River waterfronts in the Lower Mainland. The Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan will direct growth, attract investment, and create a resilient and vibrant waterfront community.


About the Project

Mission’s waterfront represents a significant opportunity to establish a positive, meaningful connection with the Fraser River that redefines these underutilized lands as a premier place to live, work and play in a growing region.

Revitalizing the waterfront has many benefits that extend beyond Mission to the rest of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland and will increase access to opportunities, support sustainability, and drive investment and bold economic development.

To facilitate this vision, the City of Mission prepared the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan for the entire 296 acres of waterfront land identified in the 2020 Official Community Plan update. The Master Plan may be viewed here: https://engage.mission.ca/18448/widgets/88216/documents/82485



What is Revitalization?

Revitalization seeks to realize the social, cultural, and economic potential of the waterfront through a combination of public and private investment that will sustainably facilitate the creation of new homes, businesses, and great community spaces.


What is a Master Plan?

The Master Plan will be the guiding document for future development, infrastructure, and public realm investments throughout the waterfront’s 296 acres of land. The Master Plan will be informed by rigorous technical engineering studies and market analyses to ensure that it is not only visionary but also implementable.


What’s Next?

The Official Community Plan (OCP) was amended to facilitate the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan becoming the primary reference for all development in the Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area on July 4, 2022. The focus will now shift to how implementation of the Master Plan may be supported. The Implementation Plan will be based on the City's goals and the steps required to reduce risk & increase certainty in order to attract investment. Continued engagement with First Nations, landowners, stakeholders, other level of government and the community will inform the development of the City's strategies.

  • Take the Phase 3 Survey Now

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    Phase 3 Engagement

    The engagement focus for this phase is to share the details of the draft plan and gather the public’s comments about what is being proposed – particularly what the community is excited about most and what they feel is missing. This feedback will help further inform the final draft before it is presented to Council later this spring.

    It all comes together at the Waterfront

    The plan is now available for review and has been developed into an easy-to-use interactive map where renderings, photos, and text highlight core components of the plan to show Mission’s waterfront coming to life, right before our eyes.

    Experience the plan and tell us what you think.

  • Employment Potential on the Waterfront

    For those lucky enough to call Mission home, many still commute out of the area for work. Check out how the Mission Waterfront Revitalization Initiative could increase local job creation by offering the potential for new commercial, industrial, and institutional business opportunities.


  • Return on Investment

    The Waterfront Revitalization will provide great social and economic return on investment for the whole community. Check out our “Return on Investment” video to see how zoning can increase land value and help landowners realize the potential of this area.



  • The History of the Mission Waterfront

    Waterfront revitalization has long been a priority of the community. As you first view Mission from the bridge, it is easy to see the potential many have seen over the decades and understand why so many plans and concepts have been explored. In order to understand where we are going, we should first remember where we have been. This video explores the history of the Waterfront revitalization, taking a step back in time to recognize the importance of previous work undertaken that has brought us to our current master planning phase.



  • Technical Studies

    The Mission Waterfront is a large area that presents with a list of redevelopment challenges which include servicing, soil contamination and flood protection. Watch this short video to learn more about the technical studies the District of Mission has conducted to determine how best to improve this underutilized area.


  • Planning Mission

    Houses, apartments, parks, stores and more! Watch this short video to learn how land use plans provide the blueprint for what Mission’s neighbourhoods will look and feel like and how they create certainty for current residents and developers looking to invest in Mission by clearly defining direction to balance the interests of the property owner and the wider needs of the community.


  • Mission's Official Community Plan

    Mission's Official Community Plan, referred to as the OCP, is our most important tool to shape growth in our community.

    It reflects our overall values by establishing a vision for responsible growth and future development over the years to come.

    The OCP defines the vision for the waterfront as a vibrant hub of activities, residences, industry and commerce - a complete and connected community that supports sustainability and bold economic investment.

    Get involved and sign up for updates on the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan at engage.mission.ca/waterfront.

  • Waterfront Planning to Kick Off Early 2021

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    A long-awaited planning process for Mission’s waterfront that will chart the future transformation of this area is slated to begin February 2021.

    Details of the 18-month, three-phased Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan project were released today in a request for proposal posted on bids.mission.ca.

    Read the full release.

  • Council Takes Next Step on Mission’s Waterfront

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    District of Mission Council has approved an amendment to Mission’s Official Community Plan that defines the waterfront comprehensive planning area—a first step that will lead to future area planning guided by input from residents, landowners, businesses and community stakeholders.

    Read the full release.

  • Op-Ed in the Province on Benefits of Waterfront projects

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    In Carla Guerrera's article in the Province on June 25, 2020, she highlights the opportunity available in BC to transform contaminated, post-industrial sites, also known as brownfields, into vibrant, sustainable, transit-oriented, walkable communities where we can live, work and play.

    She cites Mission Waterfront, a 300-acre underutilized site and the largest undeveloped waterfront in the Lower Mainland, as one upcoming example of this.

    "Mission’s waterfront will include a mix of housing options for all income levels, significant commercial and industrial employment space, woven together with new parks, waterfront promenades and community spaces in a series of walkable waterfront communities connected by transit to the rest of the region."

    Read the full article.


Page last updated: 10 Aug 2022, 12:08 PM