Vancouver, British Columbia
The Heather Street Lands are former properties of Public Services and Procurement Canada that are 21 acres (8.5 hectares) in size and 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 in September 2019, the RCMP completed the off-site relocation of its operations.
This property was acquired on October 1, 2014 by the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Partnership and Canada Lands in an historic joint venture. The joint venture partners have worked side-by-side since 2014 with local communities, stakeholders and the City of Vancouver 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 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 partners have now procured the consulting team to assist with the preparation of the applications for rezoning and subdivision. The approvals process is anticipated to be completed in 2021.