Vancouver Is Awesome shares a few details on the 130 acre masterplan neighbourhood of River District. The article highlights the sawmilll history of the site followed by the on-site remediation done by Wesgroup; this included the initiative to bring back green space and wildlife to make the area more livable.

Here’s a little snippet below:

While working on an upcoming Building Blocks real estate feature on the new River District neighbourhood, I went on a media tour of what I knew to be a pretty big piece of land. Located right on the Fraser River, it’s a project I thought I had a good idea of the scope of but it wasn’t until I got to the presentation centre that I truly got it. Basically, when all of the phases of construction are complete there’ll be more people living here than there are in White Rock. It’s huge. 130 acres huge.

Click here to read the rest of the VIA article.