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Planning Process for the Waterfront

The District  of Mission is taking the necessary preliminary steps to ensure that the waterfront planning process captures the community’s interests and goals, and that redevelopment of this important  area is guided by a plan that is feasible, marketable, and implementable. For this reason, waterfront planning must occur through an integrated and comprehensive approach. The process  anticipates the following steps:

  1. INITIATE  The decision to initiate the planning process for Mission’s waterfront began with a cursory pursuit of ideas and interests resulting in a conceptual plan intended to stimulate discussion.
  2. SCOPE To date, the initial stages of the planning process have involved a preliminary scope for significant impediments related to the highway bypass, infrastructure and geotechnical issues, and marketing and development feasibility.Specifically, these studies  included the following:Hwy 7 Eastern Bypass Concept Planning & Design Study- Urban Systems Ltd. (2006)Waterfront & Brownfield Redevelopment Study-Technical Overview-Aplin & Martin Consultants (2009) Phase 1 Market Analysis and Feasibility Study – Ground Control Enterprises Ltd. (2010) Next Steps Storyboards-Sept 16
  3. RESEARCH The research step will address questions of land use, transportation, built form and community facilities, and will provide direction for how those questions are to be answered in the next steps of planning.   Social, environmental and economic opportunities on the waterfront will be identified and will form the basis for determining  land use patterns and design options.
  4. EVALUATE The District of Mission, along with the community and  stakeholders, will evaluate  the  various options that will ultimately guide the District in the development of a comprehensive and viable waterfront plan.
  5. DEVELOP The goal is to develop a waterfront plan that captures the interests of the entire community, while maintaining the economic viability of the project within the context of social and environmental responsibilities.
  6. ADOPT The final step to adopt the plan will be considered through a comprehensive public consultation process.
Storyboards from Public Open House Meetings

March 11, 2010-Storyboards-March 11, 2010

September 16, 2010-Storyboards-Sept 16, 2010

June 16, 2011 –Storyboards-June 16, 2011

Waterfront Studies

The Waterfront Destination of the Fraser Valley
Waterfront Workshop Summary Report
MVH Urban Planning and Design Inc.
September 4, 2006

Waterfront & Brownfield Redevelopment Study Technical Overview
Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd.
September 24, 2009

Hwy 7 Mission Eastern Bypass Concept Planning and Design Study
Urban Systems Ltd.
February 21, 2008

Waterfront Market and Feasibility Study
Terms of Reference (November 2010)

The following provides the first component (Market Analysis) of the Waterfront Market and Development Feasibility Study:

Waterfront Redevelopment Planning Project – August 16, 2010
Market Analysis and Feasibility Study

Phase 1 – Market Anaylsis reports
Letter from Mayor Atebe
Summary Report and Recommendations – Ground Control Enterprises Limited/AMC Development Management
Housing Market Status Report – Urban Analytics Inc
Community and Product Analysis and Recommendations Report– Urban Analytics Inc
Commercial and Industrial Study – Colliers International
Project Development Plan & Bypass Options – Patrick Cotter Architect Inc

Phase II Financial Analysis & Phase III Defragmentation Strategy

Summary Report – June-16- 2011 – Patrick Cotter Architect Inc/AMC Development Management

Appendix A-H

Phase IV – Implementation Strategy

Mission Waterfront_Phase 4 TOR 2011-09-16

Waterfront Phase IV – Implementation Strategy

Experience the Fraser Trail
Four pictures relating to the the dyke and Spirit Square
On April 9, 2009, the Province of British Columbia announced $2 million in funding to be split between the Fraser Valley Regional District and Metro Vancouver for the development of an interregional trail and facilities Concept Plan.  An additional $500,000 was provided to help build two demonstration projects that will form the first segments of the interregional trail network.  Metro Vancouver has partnered with the Township of Langley to develop a demonstration project consisting of a trail connecting the Golden Ears Bridge, through Derby Reach Regional Park and via the Fort to Fort trail, to Historic Fort Langley.  The Fraser Valley Regional District has partnered with the District of Mission to develop its demonstration project which features a trail segment and a gathering place (Spirit Square) along the Mission waterfront.