On the Community Design Workshop schedule, you will notice a series of meetings, including the Opening Presentation, Open Studio Time, Topic Focused Meetings, and the Saturday Open House.
Here is a quick overview of those meetings and how you can participate.
For every event you attend, there will be an opportunity to put your name in for a chance to win some great door prizes! The more you attend, the more opportunities to win!
Musqueam Band members and their families (both Musqueam band and Musqueam non-band family members) are welcome to participate in the Community Design Workshop events, as the IR2 Master Plan will impact the future of the whole Musqueam Community.
Click the sections below to read about the different types of events, and scroll down to view the entire week-long calendar!
These events, shown in green and orange on the schedule, are key points in the workshop where we will provide updates on the Master Plan project at the beginning, mid-way point, and end of the design workshop.
The opening presentation will kick off the week with dinner and an update on the data, analysis, and research on Musqueam Reserve #2 performed by the project team. The team will share an overview of the key concepts, recommended best practices for the community to consider, questions to be answered, and work to be accomplished during the rest of the workshop. The project team will also share the results of the community engagement efforts to date. Click here to register.
This event will be your chance to see the exciting work to date of the Master Plan team. During this informal open-house event, you will be able to actually review the preliminary Master Plan drawings, and share your feedback and preferences on each option. Come tell us which plan(s) resonate with you! This time will also be an opportunity to ask the Master Plan team questions and hear a brief presentation explaining the Master Plan options. Click here to register.
The Community Open House will include a salmon lunch, and gardening with Kymberlee Stogan. We will be planting vegetables in the raised bed space beside the Cultural Centre that will be cared for by the Musqueam Youth! Youth can also plant their own potted vegetable to take home. We hope to see you there!!
These times, noted in yellow on the schedule, are open to the community and are when the design team is actively working on drawing the Master Plan options and elements. We invite you to come by and use this opportunity to interact one-on-one with team members, watch designers create the Master Plan in real-time, and bring your own ideas to be drawn up by the designers, if you’d like!
These events, shown in purple on the schedule, are more technical meetings that focus on essential issues or components of the Master Plan. The topic for each is listed on the calendar, so you can choose which you would like to join.
This session will explore the research done on the reserve’s ecology, opportunities for open space, interactions with nature, and how to preserve and enhance natural areas.
What are the best ways to manage flooding, runoff, and climate change? What will the community need to support future growth in terms of utilities, roads, sidewalks, and different transportation options? How should new streets be designed that focus on safety and accessibility for youth and elders?
Housing is a top priority for Musqueam community members. This session will explore the various options and locations for housing types, timing of construction, and other uses that might work well alongside housing, such as neighbourhood retail or community uses. This session will also discuss housing options, including multi-family and more accessible options that cater to different community needs.
With the rich history and culture of the Musqueam people, what are the heritage and traditional areas that should be left undisturbed? For other sites that could be used for development, how should that be done in a respectful manner? The MIB Archaeology Department will guide this session.
To achieve the Comprehensive Community Plan Core Objectives of self-sufficiency and becoming a complete, healthy community, Musqueam needs to generate revenue to support itself. This session will be led by Musqueam Capital Corporation and will explore options for income generation and job creation through the development of IR2.
As a people uniquely tied to the land, long-term sustainability is an important consideration for the future of Musqueam Reserve #2. This session will look at ways to integrate sustainable practices into the development, preservation, infrastructure, and building design.
What are the job, educational, healthcare, community, civic, and recreational needs for the community now and in the future? How can these needs be incorporated into the future development of Musqueam Reserve #2 to build a complete, self-sufficient community.