Vancouver, British Columbia
The Heather Street Lands refer to a former Public Works and Government Services Canada property that is 21 acres (8.5 hectares) in size located on Heather Street, between West 33rd Avenue and West 37th Avenue in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
The RCMP “E” Division Headquarters is currently located on the site; however, it has been determined that the site no longer meets the needs of the RCMP. The construction of a new Government of Canada Building for the RCMP is complete and the RCMP has moved off the site except for the laboratory space which will be vacated by the end of 2019.
This property was acquired on October 1, 2014 by The Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and Canada Lands Company in an historic joint venture. The agreement will see the joint venture partners working side-by-side with local communities and municipalities to establish new visions for this site.
As an initial step, the partners will complete their due diligence with a series of studies that will provide a thorough understanding of this property. This will be followed by the launch of an extensive consultation process in conjunction with the City of Vancouver that will provide local communities and the general public a forum to discuss ideas and views about the future of this site.