The Squamish Nation’s massive Senákw development has cleared a legal hurdle after a B.C. Supreme Court judge rejected a challenge by a residents’ association over lack of consultation.

The Kits Point Residents Association (KPRA) had been seeking a judicial review of the City of Vancouver’s public input on the Squamish Nation-led project.

The KPRA had been seeking to have the Sen̓áḵw project’s services agreement between the First Nation and the City of Vancouver declared unlawful.

The Squamish Nation broke ground last year on the project which is the largest Indigenous-led housing development in Canadian history.

When completed, the Senákw development next to Kits Point will include some 11 towers, 6,000 rental units and 1,200 homes, generating an estimated long-term return of more than $10 billion to the nation.

The KPRA represents 1,100 households, north of Cornwall Avenue and east of Arbutus Street.

Last modified: October 4, 2023

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