Squamish Employment Lands Strategy

Client: District of Squamish
Dates: 2014 – 2015

EcoPlan worked with the District of Squamish on the development of an Employment Lands Strategy for the district municipality. The project built off the District’s current planning work (e.g., OCP and Zoning update, Downtown Neighbourhood Plan, Oceanfront Development) to help ensure that employment lands are available and used to their full potential for the community’s benefit and economic development. The project involved the input of District staff, standing committees and employment lands stakeholder groups, including business owners, sector representatives, property owners and important government partners, Squamish Nation and Squamish Lillooet Regional District. Preliminary strategy options were screened against employment lands demand projections and employment lands objectives developed by project stakeholders. Following this analysis, the remaining options were refined and assembled into a portfolio of 17 phased policy and program recommendations.