Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan

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The City of Mission has an ambitious plan to revitalize one of the last and largest underdeveloped Fraser River waterfronts in the Lower Mainland. This new Master Plan process will direct growth, attract investment, and create a resilient and vibrant waterfront community. The wheels are in motion!



Thank you to everyone who participated in Phase 1!

Please join us in Fall 2021 for Phase 2 to share your feedback on the draft concepts.


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 premiere 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 District of Mission is preparing a Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan for the entire 296 acres of waterfront land identified in the 2020 Official Community Plan update.



Phase 1 Background Information

View the Backgrounder
View the Backgrounder PDF to learn more about Waterfront Revitalization process, challenges, and opportunities.

Click here to download the Backgrounder


Attend the Webinar
Learn about the Master Plan process through the webinar recording below.




Get Involved

Do you represent an organization with an interest in the future of the waterfront? Please email waterfront@mission.ca to indicate your organization's interest in participating in workshops throughout this Master Plan process to provide your insight and input.


The City of Mission has an ambitious plan to revitalize one of the last and largest underdeveloped Fraser River waterfronts in the Lower Mainland. This new Master Plan process will direct growth, attract investment, and create a resilient and vibrant waterfront community. The wheels are in motion!



Thank you to everyone who participated in Phase 1!

Please join us in Fall 2021 for Phase 2 to share your feedback on the draft concepts.


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 premiere 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 District of Mission is preparing a Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan for the entire 296 acres of waterfront land identified in the 2020 Official Community Plan update.



Phase 1 Background Information

View the Backgrounder
View the Backgrounder PDF to learn more about Waterfront Revitalization process, challenges, and opportunities.

Click here to download the Backgrounder


Attend the Webinar
Learn about the Master Plan process through the webinar recording below.




Get Involved

Do you represent an organization with an interest in the future of the waterfront? Please email waterfront@mission.ca to indicate your organization's interest in participating in workshops throughout this Master Plan process to provide your insight and input.

  • Employment Potential on the Waterfront

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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: 06 August 2021, 13:02