The Musqueam Community Design Workshop is a six-day, highly focused, collaborative design session. During this time, the consultant team will be working daily at Musqueam Reserve #2, developing different Master Plan design options based on community input and feedback.
This workshop-style format allows the consultant team to interact with the community in real-time while the Master Plan is developed. In effect, the community and the consultants design the Master Plan together over an entire week.
As a reminder, Musqueam Band Members and their families (both Musqueam band and Musqueam non-band members of their family) are welcome to participate in the Community Design Workshop, as the IR2 Master Plan will impact the future of the entire Musqueam community.
The 2018 Community Comprehensive Plan (CCP) identifies a clear need for additional on-reserve housing for Musqueam Band members. In addition, the CCP outlines other priorities for the development of Musqueam Reserve #2, such as elder housing, improved healthcare, and financial self-sufficiency. The Master Plan builds on this work by providing a detailed plan for the housing, development, sustainability, and protection of your land for generations now and in the future.
Our goal through this process is to offer the community options and choices for your Master Plan. Creating different plan options gives the community several alternatives and helps the planners and residents visualize various options for their future.
Community members will have different opinions about types of housing and amenities and where they will want to see them placed on IR2. Our role is to listen to those ideas and draw those different options, so that you can evaluate them and choose which ideas most resonate with you.
These workshop meetings and events are an opportunity to sq̓əq̓ip – to gather together and share our ideas, listen to each other and learn from each other.
The presentations are a time for the consultant team to share their research, plans, and ideas and hear the community’s input, questions, suggestions, and feedback. These are focused on the overall Master Plan as a whole.
Topic meetings focus on a handful of particular subjects, and while they tend to be more of a conversation, they will each begin with a brief presentation. Topic meetings can be technical in nature, but many of the topics touch on important issues for the community at large, such as sustainability, heritage, cultural sites, and community services.
Throughout the entire week, members of the consultant team will also be designing the Master Plan options and adjusting their plans based on the feedback from the community and the known technical constraints of the site. You can even come by the Community Centre and watch the team at work, ask them questions, or make suggestions of your own. Click here to learn more about the schedule of events.
There are many ways and times you can participate and share your ideas during the Community Design Workshop. Here’s how:
Yes, child minding will be available in the Youth Centre during the Opening Presentation, as well as at the Saturday Open House. Contact the team to arrange childcare outside of these times.
The Youth Centre is open weekdays from 2pm-9pm for kids 7 and up.
Please let our team know if you need child minding for children under 7, so we know to ensure little ones get the attention they need.
We understand that a 6-day workshop is hard to attend every day. For community members with limited availability, the consultant team recommends these activities:
Following the workshop, the consultant team will begin taking the Master Plan options, typically based on the one or two most popular with the community, and design those in more detail. In addition, the plans will be turned into development guidelines and land use specifications.
Once this technical piece is finished, the community and MIB Admin will begin the process of formally adopting the plan. Upon adoption, the community can begin to implement the project through development, sustainability, and other initiatives.