Looks like the recent boom in the population of Squamish isn’t stopping anytime soon. Looking at the planned developments, the population could double by 2025, and the Sea-To-Sky will become a gridlock unless transit such as trains isn’t introduced.
A master-planned community on 53 acres adjacent to Highway 99 on the former Interfor mill site, Waterfront Landing will feature about 900 townhomes and apartments, as well as a waterfront park, a public plaza with a range of amenities, shops and cafés. A 4.3-acre park is slated to include waterfront walkways, about a kilometre of pathways, a bike skills course, a community playground and beach access.
Newport Beach Squamish
Intended to eventually accommodate 6,500 people, and featuring 21 acres of parks, public space and community facilities, Newport Beach is a monumental redevelopment on Squamish’s oceanfront by developers Squamish Cornerstone Developments, a partnership between Matthews Southwest and the Squamish Nation.
Another partnership between the Squamish Nation and private developers, the Cheekeye Neighbourhood is to include 537 small and medium single-family lots, zoning for a “tiny home” village, 678 multifamily units in midrise apartments and townhomes, a neighbourhood centre and parks, public spaces and trail corridors, as well as a 50-acre Brackendale Farmers Institute Park.
Redeveloping the Mamquam Blind Channel waterfront will be this 138-apartment development with commercial space in three, six-storey buildings, adjacent to 27 float homes and four floating commercial units.