Musqueam takes wraps off Lelem, 21-acre community adjacent to UBC

The Musqueam Indian Band broke ground on a 21-acre community in the University Endowment Lands Thursday, the first time in Metro Vancouver that a First Nation is independently embarking on a mixed-use, multi-family development.

The community will be called Lelem (leləm̓), meaning “home.” It will be built in two phases over the next decade and will be home to 2,500 residents once complete.

The first condos at Lelem will go on the market in the summer of 2018. Polygon has been chosen as the building developer for the first phase.

Lelem will have a variety of housing, including multifamily and subsidized rental housing, retail, open space in the forms of trails and parks, and various amenities. Approximately eight acres will be available as publicly-accessible parks, trails, wetlands, greenways, social hubs and gathering places.

 

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