Beedie Fraser Mills LP | Fraser Mills Foreshore Improvements
Permit amendment issued
On November 25, 2021, amendment PER No. 19-074-01 was issued to Beedie Fraser Mills LP. The amendment extended the duration of permit PER No. 19-074 from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2024.
About the amendment:
The Permit Holder proposes to carry out physical activities related to the completion of the Fraser Mills Foreshore Improvements up until December 31, 2024. This would require an extension to the approved project permit (PER No. 19-074), which has an expiry date of December 31, 2022.
The extension is being requested as a result of leasing delays. The scope of works that will be completed during the extended period remains unchanged, and includes landscape improvements and landscaping, storm water improvements, and changes to the existing wharf.
In December 2020, a project permit was issued to Beedie Fraser Mills LP (the Applicant) to undertake foreshore improvements to an approximate 600 metre length of waterfront on the north side of the Fraser River in Coquitlam, known as Fraser Mills. The site is on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 48 permit conditions that the Applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Beedie Fraser Mills LP are proposing foreshore improvements to an approximate 600 metre length of waterfront on the north side of the Fraser River in Coquitlam, known as Fraser Mills. The proposed works within the port authority jurisdiction relate to landscaping, storm water, and the existing wharf. The proposed upland residential development (the Fraser Mills Waterfront Village development site), is within the jurisdiction of the City of Coquitlam, and does not form part of this application review.
The proposed landscaping works along the foreshore include the installation of sections of an asphalt pathway, a one metre high wooden fence along the top of the rip rap bank and landscape planting. Also proposed are improvements to an alluvial fan at the location of the historic confluence of Como Creek and the Fraser River, to create a storm water outfall. These works would include vegetation clearing, as well as excavation of existing rip rap and historic fill to approximately 4.5 metres, and construction of a drainage channel lined with a granular filter/bedding layer, topped with infilled riprap and boulders. Habitat planting is proposed along the east and west banks of the alluvial fan outfall. Improvements are also proposed to an existing wharf structure within the project area. These works would include the replacement of the existing timber deck with a new timber deck, handrail and lighting, and the installation of a 91 metre long sheet pile wall.
The works are anticipated to commence in Spring/Summer 2021 and would take approximately six months to complete.