Summer 2023 – Update

Words By Carlos Zavarce | Visuals By Matthews West

Construction Update

Summer 2023 – Update

Words By Carlos Zavarce | Visuals By Matthews West

Significant progress is being made at the Oceanfront Squamish Development, with heavy construction activities concentrated at the southern end of the peninsula. For the safety of both the public and workers on-site, it is essential to note that there are significant areas that remain inaccessible to the public. Matthews West kindly requests your cooperation in respecting all closures as indicated on the Circulation Map.

As members of the community, we recognize the value of public green spaces, trails, and access to the ocean. However, limited access to the Sp’akw’us Feather Park area is in place to ensure public safety.   Currently, sections of the Mamquam and Cattermole trails remain open, we urge you to adhere to the signage posted onsite.  Additionally, due to dust concerns we ask that you take care when driving on our temporary road to reduce dust produced by vehicle movement.

The ongoing construction efforts focus on the development of Sp’akw’us Feather Park, an expansive 11-acre park.  This community park will offer a water sports beach, public beach, large open green spaces, slacklines, public art installations, and well-connected trails linking the park to the surrounding community.  After dedicating the previous two summers to in-water works, our attention has now shifted to the final aspects of park construction.  These final touches include placement of organic material, plantings, landscaping and hardscaping, as well as the integration to the surrounding lands.

Adjacent to the park, you may notice a structure taking shape – the Presentation Centre/Public House.  This building will serve as the sales center for the development as well as the new home of House of Lager brewing.  Matthews West anticipates that both the park and the Presentation Center Public House will open their doors to the public in the summer of 2024, offering an exciting and vibrant experience for everyone to enjoy.