Vancouver, British Columbia
The Heather Street Lands refer to a former Public Services and Procurement Canada property that is 21 acres (8.5 hectares) in size located on Heather Street, between West 33rd Avenue and West 37th Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The RCMP “E” Division Headquarters was located on the site; however, it was determined that the site no longer met 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 some ancillary 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 is seeing the joint venture partners working side-by-side with local communities and municipalities to establish a new vision for this site.
Following an extensive consultation process prepared in conjunction with the City of Vancouver that provided local communities and the general public a forum to discuss ideas and views about the future of this site, City of Vancouver Council unanimously approved the Policy Statement for the Heather Street Lands in May 2018 which includes a provision for affordable housing, a French language elementary school site intertwined within a vibrant mixed-use development.The next steps for the partners is to initiate the rezoning and subdivision process, which is anticipated to complete in 2021.