Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan

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The District of Mission has established a comprehensive planning area, representing approximately 296 acres of land, that will guide a future for the waterfront that is complete, walkable and connected.

Revitalizing the waterfront has many benefits that move 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.

Cities across the country are actively transforming their waterfronts to create vibrant new neighbourhoods with parks and trails, arts and cultural spaces, diverse housing options and innovative business spaces that incorporate important historical and cultural values.

A few examples of these waterfronts are happening in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Hamilton.

Council approved a bylaw to add the Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area designation to the Official Community Plan Bylaw on Sept. 21, 2020.

Vision

Mission’s Official Community Plan defines the vision for the waterfront as a vibrant hub of activities, residences, industry and commerce to support a resilient and complete community.

The 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.

Learn more about the vision for the Mission Waterfront and progress to date in this video:

Opportunities to Get Involved

Throughout the planning process, there will be opportunities for the community to get involved and give feedback to help shape the Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan.

Subscribe to this project page to receive updates to your email, and watch for consultation opportunity announcements on the District’s website(External link), social media channels, and in the Mission City Record.


The District of Mission has established a comprehensive planning area, representing approximately 296 acres of land, that will guide a future for the waterfront that is complete, walkable and connected.

Revitalizing the waterfront has many benefits that move 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.

Cities across the country are actively transforming their waterfronts to create vibrant new neighbourhoods with parks and trails, arts and cultural spaces, diverse housing options and innovative business spaces that incorporate important historical and cultural values.

A few examples of these waterfronts are happening in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Hamilton.

Council approved a bylaw to add the Waterfront Comprehensive Planning Area designation to the Official Community Plan Bylaw on Sept. 21, 2020.

Vision

Mission’s Official Community Plan defines the vision for the waterfront as a vibrant hub of activities, residences, industry and commerce to support a resilient and complete community.

The 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.

Learn more about the vision for the Mission Waterfront and progress to date in this video:

Opportunities to Get Involved

Throughout the planning process, there will be opportunities for the community to get involved and give feedback to help shape the Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan.

Subscribe to this project page to receive updates to your email, and watch for consultation opportunity announcements on the District’s website(External link), social media channels, and in the Mission City Record.


  • The History of the Mission Waterfront

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    09 Feb 2021

    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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    03 Jan 2021

    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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    17 Dec 2020

    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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    11 Dec 2020

    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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    10 Dec 2020
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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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    22 Sep 2020
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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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    24 Jun 2020
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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.