Fraser Mills, history in the making!

We are looking toward a 2020 Public Hearing date. Following this, we will start making building permit applications with an anticipated construction start in 2021. With an estimated buildout over 20 years, this envisioned plan will be home to over 10,000 residents.

Site History

The Fraser Mills site has a unique, rich history, and is an important part of the City of Coquitlam’s legacy on the Fraser River. Fraser Mills was once the largest sawmill in the British Empire, and is considered to be the “birthplace” of Coquitlam. Maillardville became a settlement area for a diverse and multi-cultural population of mill workers, including a large French speaking population of migrants.


Located on the northern shore of the Fraser River, Fraser Mills was originally the site of the Ross McLaren sawmill that opened in 1989.


The mill closed.


Beedie Development Group started planning for the redevelopment of the site.


One of the key planning principles for the site is to reconnect Coquitlam with the Fraser River and to become Coquitlam's first waterfront community.


OCP Amendment, Zoning + Development Agreement adopted by City Council.


King Edward overpass construction complete.

December 1, 2016

OCP Amendment Application

October 23, 2017

Council Delegation

November 23, 2017

Open House.

Early 2021 Anticipated

Riverfront Park + Community Hub Construction start.

Mid 2021

Anticipated Construction start.