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Fraser Mills in Coquitlam will include 5,000+ homes

Beedie Living has released a ‘preliminary artistic vision’ of its Fraser Mills development, a future waterfront community with more than 5,000 homes.

The community has been in the works for over a decade, and a public hearing is planned for early this year.

The vision for Fraser Mills consists of:

  • 5,000 homes including condominiums and townhomes
  • 48,000 sq ft. public aquatic centre on the riverfront
  • retail space including restaurants and cafés around a central plaza
  • 16 acres of riverfront trails and park space
  • 14,000 sq ft. refurbished wharf 
Fraser Mills aquatic centre
Rendering of aquatic centre – Preliminary Artistic Vision Credit: Beedie Living
Fraser Mills park
Park rendering – Preliminary Artistic Vision Credit: Beedie Living

Ryan Beedie, president of Beedie Living, says the company is eager to break ground on the project. He made the comments to Coquitlam city council in October 2019.

“There’s a sense of urgency — we are on the five-yard line and I think we can get to the point of a package that council not only accepts but gets excited about,” said Beedie. “We are fully committed to making Fraser Mills a project we will all be proud of.”

He also highlighted several investments that have been made into the planning of Fraser Mills, including development of architecture plans for the first two residential towers, and a $10-million sales and discovery centre. The architects on the project are Perkins + Will.

“Fraser Mills is going to see many market cycles during its time horizon and we have the strength to persevere through almost any market,” he said, pointing to the company’s “The Heights on Austin” development, which is going ahead even if Beedie Living needs to finance the development itself.

“Fraser Mills is part of the Beedie legacy, and we are eagerly working on a package that we hope council will support.”

Editor’s note: All renderings are ‘preliminary artistic visions’ as per Beedie Living

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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