Xwmelch'stn Housing Project

The Proposed Project

Hiyam Housing is proposing a residential development on the northwest corner of Welch Street and Mathias Road, within Capilano IR5.  The site is located at the southeast end of a historical gravel quarry, and is currently a vacant lot.  The proposed housing project includes a 94 unit residential development within two three-storey townhouse buildings and one four-storey apartment building, plus 133 parking stalls.  The project will provide affordable housing opportunities.


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Xwmelch'stn Housing Project – Public Comments Invited


September 29, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Xwmelch'stn Housing Project, located in Squamish Nation Capilano IR5 in North Vancouver is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.


Written comments must be submitted by October 29, 2021 to:


Lee-Ann Hamilton

Senior Environmental Specialist

Indigenous Services Canada

Vancouver, BC





Lee-Ann Hamilton, Senior Environmental Specialist
1138 Melville Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Email: Lee-Ann.Hamilton@Canada.ca

  • Location

    • Squamish Nation Capilano IR5 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Squamish Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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