Heather Lands Rezoning Plan has been honoured with the Award for Planning Excellence 2021 in the Planning for Reconciliation category from The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and Award for Excellence in Planning Practice 2021, winning Gold in the City & Urban Areas Category from the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC).
Heather Lands, an urban design and rezoning project of a 21-acre site, centrally located in Vancouver, BC on unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Nations (MST), is rooted in the processes of reconciliation and is an unprecedented joint venture partnership between Canada Lands Company and the MST Development Corporation.
The project vision is to recognize the traditions, culture and values of the MST and to create a sustainable new neighbourhood that will be a place to welcome and connect all people for generations to come. The MST Nations, who have occupied these territories since time immemorial, will own the lands in perpetuity. When complete, the development will include approximately 2,600 residential units, including a range of affordable housing options, commercial spaces including office and retail, a childcare centre, a school, an MST cultural centre and over 4 acres of public space.
DIALOG’s multidisciplinary team is proud to have provided architecture, planning & urban design, and landscape architecture services to this award winning project.
Congratulations to the entire project team, including: Canada Lands Company, MST Partnership, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh cultural liaisons and communities, Arbortech Consulting, Bunt & Associates, Co-Design Group, Get the Picture, Kerr Wood Leidal Associates, local, MTD – Matthew Thomson Design, OSM Illustration, Piteau Associates, and Principle Architecture.