Moving further into the development of the project in collaboration with the BC Housing Indigenous Fund, the team has recently entered into a new collaboration with the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement, a reconciliation movement for all living within the shíshálh homelands, jointly created by Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the Sunshine Coast. One of the projects led by the Movement will be the carving of the “Carving Tears Into Dreams of Reconciliation” totem pole taking place on site from June to September 2019. The totem will ultimately be raised on site and incorporated into the building design.
Development of the project will continue through 2019 as our team works closely with BC Housing to finalize details and get ready for construction. A call for commercial/retail lease proposals has been released as of June 5, 2019 for shíshálh members only: Click here to open the full notice to members.
Once complete, the building will consist of the following:
- 34 affordable housing units, ranging from studios to 3-bedroom family units, to help meet the highest priority needs for the Nation
- The “Carving Tears Into Dreams of Reconciliation” totem pole and gathering plaza
- A large multipurpose room with a community kitchen
- Four amenity areas including a fitness room and entertainment spaces
- Office space for Nation staff and community events
- 9,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor
- Underground parking and storage