The Jericho Lands is a 90-acre site located on the west side of Vancouver in the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
The Jericho Lands offer an exciting redevelopment opportunity made possible by an historic joint venture partnership between the Canada Lands Company and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh(“MST”) Partnership. It is one of the most significant opportunities for city-building in Vancouver’s history.
Our aspirations for the Jericho Lands include endearing recognition of the culture, tradition and values of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Our goal is to transform these lands into an inspiring, progressive and sustainable new neighbourhood that is welcoming and a benefit to the community. In doing this, we want to optimize the value of these lands, generating opportunities and careers for members of the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and generating a return on investment for all of the partners and Canadians.
Inspire Jericho reminds everyone that this process is a wonderful opportunity for us all to look ahead, long-term and in a holistic way. Collectively, we can envision a better future for all through the creation of a walkable, socially-diverse and amenity-rich neighbourhood that reconnects these lands to the community and provides places for people to live and gather in a remarkable location.
Guiding principles survey
Since launching the Jericho Lands planning process in March 2019, thousands of people have connected with the City to share their hopes, concerns and aspirations for the future of the Jericho Lands. We’ve listened to these ideas and feedback and used them to develop eight guiding principles for the site’s planning and design. These principles aim to reflect what we’ve heard and will provide direction as we move into the next phases of planning the Jericho Lands.
Now, we’re turning to you again for your thoughts. We invite and encourage you to review information about the Jericho Lands planning process here on the City of Vancouver’s website.
The Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (collectively the MST Partnership) came together in 2014 to form a unique joint-venture partnership with the Canada Lands Company (CLC) to develop three sites across Metro Vancouver, including the 52-acre Jericho Lands East. In 2016 the MST Partnership acquired the adjacent Jericho Lands West property from the BC Government.
Canada Lands Company and the MST Partnership have asked the City of Vancouver to prepare a Policy Statement for the Jericho Lands to guide the redevelopment of the site. The Policy Statement will set out a comprehensive plan for the full 90 acres of Jericho, including both the 52 acres co-owned by CLC-MST and the 38 acres owned by MST.
The Policy Statement process is anticipated to take about two years. If Council adopts the Policy Statement, it will be used to inform any future rezoning of the land. The timeline to begin site work may be 4-5 years.
As part of the policy planning program, CLC and the MST Partnership along with the City of Vancouver will be co-hosting a series of events to encourage community involvement in the planning process, including site walks, a speaker series, co-design sessions, and other interactive input opportunities.
• Reflect and respect the past, present, and future legacies of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh.
• Support healthy communities.
• Respect the land.
• Welcome all cultures.
• Provide a range of housing types.
• Bring innovative urban design and public realm.
• Bring a focus on environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
A number of events to launch the Jericho process have been put on the calendar:
The City of Vancouver has a number of planning policies that will inform the redevelopment of these lands, including but not limited to:
• CityPlan: Directions for Vancouver (1995)
• West Point Grey Vision (2010)
• Green Buildings Policy (2010, updated 2017)
• Rezoning Policy for Sustainable Large Developments (2010, updated 2017)
• Greenest City Action Plan (2011)
• Transportation 2040 Plan (2012)
• Heritage Action Plan (2013)
• City of Vancouver Reconciliation Framework (2014)
• Urban Forest Strategy (2014)
• Renewable City Strategy (2015)
• Integrated Rainwater Management Plan and Green Infrastructure Strategy (2016)
• Healthy City Strategy Action Plan (2016)
• Zero Emissions Building Plan (2016)
• Biodiversity Strategy (2016)
• Housing Vancouver Strategy (2017)
• Affordable Housing Delivery and Financial Strategy (2018)
• Heather Lands Policy Statement (2018)
• Making Space for Arts & Culture: Cultural Infrastructure Plan Update (2018)
• Creative City Strategy (underway)
• Broadway Corridor Planning Program (upcoming)