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We’re so thankful Parklane Homes has come on board to support RIPE and the Vancouver Farmers Markets! We wanted to tell you a bit about one of their projects, East Fraserlands (EFL).

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EFL is a 130 acre property beside the Fraser River at the south eastern edge of the city of Vancouver. Previously a sawmill, Parklane Homes will transform the property into a master planned community of approximately 13,000 residents using the guiding principles of environmental and social sustainability. The plan’s design reflects the area’s ecology, local climate and industrial history. Located within the Fraser River Estuary the site recognizes the critical role it plays on one of the world’s most prosperous salmon rivers and in the migration path of the songbird. Once completed, EFL will be one of the first neighbourhood projects building on the City’s vision of sustainability with a commitment to building a LEED Gold community.

Industrial damage to the area’s sensitive ecology will be restored through the creation of additional shoreline area and a sanctuary island for migratory birds complete with duck nesting grounds. Residents of the community will benefit from the fruits of the land through urban agriculture sites dispersed in the development’s 25 acres of parks. EFL will create a thriving complete neighbourhood made possible with the addition of two school sites, one community center, four daycare centers and 1300 affordable housing units.

Currently the development is in phase two of three rezoning phases. To date it has been the recipient of four national awards, including; Smart Growth BC’s Smarty Award for Best Development Proposal and the Canadian Institute of Planner’s Award for Excellence in Neighbourhood Planning.

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