Comprehensive Development Concept Plan, Jericho/ʔəy̓alməxw/Iy̓álmex

2020 – Ongoing

Vancouver, British Columbia

Urban Strategies Inc. has been retained by the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation (the “MST Partnership”) and Canada Lands Company (“CLC”) to lead the preparation of the Jericho / ʔəy̓alməxw / Iy̓álmexw Comprehensive Development Concept Plan, which will form the basis of the City of Vancouver’s Jericho/ʔəy̓alməxw/Iy̓álmexw Lands Policy Statement.

Our team recognizes that the 90-acre Jericho / ʔəy̓alməxw / Iy̓álmexw Lands are culturally and spiritually significant place for the Nations – a place of generosity and gathering, where the sea meets the land, and where multiple Coast Salish communities have come together. The Comprehensive Development Plan/Master Plan presents a tremendous opportunity to restore and transform these lands, achieve the aspirations of the MST-CLC partnership and embed Indigenous values through the process, while demonstrating innovation in planning to create an inspiring, healthy, welcoming, transit supportive and resilient urban community design.

The Comprehensive Development Plan will establish a new model of community building that embeds Indigenous values in process and design, anticipates the extension of the Broadway subway to and beyond the site, responds to the surrounding natural and urban context, emerging City policies and objectives, MST-CLC aspirations, and – in the spirit of reconciliation – the lands upon which it resides.