Musqueam Land Use Plan
EcoPlan worked with the Musqueam Indian Band to develop a land use plan for Musqueam’s three reserves, recently acquired settlement lands in the City of Vancouver, and fee-simple lands owned by the band and located throughout the Lower Mainland. The community-driven project was integrated with Musqueam’s larger comprehensive community planning program and involved considerable member input. The land use plan included cultural and environmental design guidelines and the development of both a building by-law and zoning by-law. Special attention was paid to future climate impact risks, mitigation and adaptation measures. The project used cutting edge scenario development and structured decision-making approach using both third party software (CommunityViz) and EcoPlan-developed Excel and GIS-based decision support tools.