As part of the traditional territory that was never ceded by Musqueam First Nation, the parcel of land known as Block F was returned to Musqueam in 2008. This parcel of freehold land was part of a larger agreement between Musqueam and the Province of British Columbia, the 2008 Musqueam Reconciliation, Settlement and Benefits Agreement.
Musqueam Indian Band, through the Musqueam Capital Corporation, intends to modify the zoning entitlements to provide a wider range of land uses including a small commercial village and higher density residential forms.The project includes a substantial park dedication and wetland improvements. Once complete, it will increase the population of the University Endowment Lands by 30%.
In 2012, Binnie was retained by Colliers International / Musqueam First Nation to provide the civil engineering portion of the master planning and rezoning works related to the 21-acre Block F development on the University Endowment Lands. Binnie’s scope included preliminary roadworks and servicing design for the off-site improvements including coordination with architectural, landscape, environmental, transportation and regulatory bodies. Binnie Land Surveying Ltd. provided legal survey services.
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