Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Jericho Lands property, formerly owned by the Department of National Defence, is approximately 52 acres (21 hectares) and located in the West Point Grey neighbourhood of Vancouver.
Canada Lands Company and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (the MST Partnership) came together in 2014 to form a unique joint-venture partnership and to purchase the 52-acre Jericho Lands East property. The Jericho Lands planning area is 90 acres, which includes the 52 acres owned by the joint venture and 38 acres owned by the MST Partnership. The CLC-MST joint venture is working together to prepare a comprehensive plan for the full 90-acre Jericho Lands site.
The eastern 52-acres of the Jericho Lands were previously used by the Department of National Defence, and currently provide housing for military members. The western 38-acres are currently under lease to West Point Grey Academy, a private school, and the Jericho Hill Community Centre.
This property was acquired on October 1, 2014 by the MST Partnership and Canada Lands Company in an historic joint venture. The CLC-MST aspirations for the redevelopment of the Jericho Lands include endearing recognition of the culture, tradition and values of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The Jericho Lands are part of an interconnected network of cultural sites that exist throughout Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories, and the three Nations have deep connections to the area. The redevelopment of the Jericho Lands offers a generational opportunity for the three Nations to honour their heritage and celebrate their unique identity while leveraging economic development opportunities in the region’s real estate sector to provide benefits back to the Nations’ memberships.
The City of Vancouver is working with the CLC-MST joint venture through a comprehensive planning program to create a policy statement that will guide future redevelopment of the Jericho site. This process will take approximately two years to complete, upon receiving city council approval of the policy statement. The statement will be developed with input from Nations’ members and the public, as well as through contribution of ideas and expertise from a multidisciplinary design team, consideration of technical and policy requirements for the site, and incorporation of best practices and forward-looking ideas.