Mission, BC—The City of Mission shared a draft land use plan for the Waterfront today that has something for everyone as the project entered into its third and final phase of public engagement.
The draft Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan envisions the waterfront coming together as a place for jobs, a new urban heartbeat, and a way to connect with nature right in the middle of our city.
Drawing on community input shared during phases 1 and 2 of the project, the plan sets out a path for revitalization that includes strategies for future land use, open spaces, and mobility.
“Our planning has demonstrated that a made-in-Mission waterfront is realistic,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “Council’s enthusiasm for this project is grounded in how it will create jobs, improve transportation, embrace nature and provide public access. Now we need to hear what our community thinks before we consider implementation.”
In this phase of the engagement, the City is sharing the details of the draft plan and gathering the public’s comments about what is being proposed, particularly what the community is excited about and what they feel is still missing. The feedback shared in this phase will further inform the final draft before it is presented to Council later this spring.
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.
Ways to get involved until April 5:
- Complete the survey and post a question on Engage Mission
- Attend a Public Open House at the Leisure Centre on Mar. 30
- Contact the Waterfront Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Planning for the waterfront is anticipated to be completed by May 2022, and the bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan and integrate the Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan will be brought forward for Public Hearing on June 20.
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 is preparing a Waterfront Revitalization Master Plan for the entire 296 acres of waterfront land identified in the 2020 Official Community Plan update.