PROJECTS

SUBDIVISION FEASIBILITY STUDY


The Nicola Mameet IR1 Subdivision Feasibility Study


Beginning in the fall of 2022, the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) will be initiating the Nicola Mameet IR1 Subdivision Feasibility Study!

We will be inviting community members, living on and off-reserve, to share their ideas and experiences to inform the future development of housing and potential locations for residential subdivisions on Nicola Mameet IR1.



About the Nicola Mameet IR1 Subdivision Feasibility Study


The Subdivision Feasibility Study is intended to examine current and future housing needs and identify technical constraints and opportunities in several locations across the community to select an appropriate site for future residential development. The following key elements will need to be considered as part of this Study.

  • Alignment with the LNIB Land Code, and LNIB-specific laws and policies,
  • Engagement with the LNIB project team and the wider LNIB community,
  • Identification of access and servicing requirements,
  • Review of technical servicing strategies,
  • Impacts on adjacent areas including current development and environmental areas,
  • Potential flood issues and mitigation,
  • Areas of cultural significance,
  • Costs of future development including construction, operations, and maintenance,
  • Consideration of land tenure and housing typology, and
  • Implementation and sequencing of future development.
 
The Study consists of two key phases which involves engaging the community, reviewing existing background documents and LNIB policies, and analyzing technical and environmental conditions, such as servicing capacity studies to learn where the best locations are in the community for the development of housing.



Project Overview and Process





How Land Use Decisions Are Made


The LNIB Chief and Council make land-use decisions after receiving recommendations from the Lands Management Advisory Committee and community input. LNIB holds the expectation that each and every land development and resource management project, such as the Nicola Mameet IR1 Subdivision Feasibility Study, will be carried out to the highest standards.

LNIB’s priority is to protect and conserve all resources within tékm Nłeʔkepmx he tmíxʷ (“all our territory”). We, LNIB, will consider what is important to the community, living on and off-reserve, and will seek to understand how subdivision and housing decisions will affect our community.

In this process, LNIB will be inviting community members, living on and off-reserve, to share their ideas and experiences to inform the future development of housing and potential locations for residential subdivisions on Nicola Mameet IR1.



Your experiences and ideas matter to us!


The Lower Nicola Indian Band recognizes that everyone has experiences and desires for housing. Whether you live on or off-reserve, your experiences, and ideas matter to us. We invite you to share with us how to make Nicola Mameet IR1 a place to call home for our community and for future generations to come.

We want to hear from youth, Elders, on and off-reserve community members, to learn about what types of housing is needed and where, so that members can remain in the community. We need your help to identify locations in the community that are desirable for new housing and to develop a concept for future residential development.

We will be talking with community members to understand:

  • Why housing is important to you;
  • Your current housing experiences;
  • What types of housing are needed and where; and
  • What your hopes and dreams are for future housing.



Community Engagement Process & Timeline






Let’s Talk Housing!


Join us and meet the project team of the Nicola Mameet IR1 Subdivision Study! The first phase of engagement will kick off in September 2022.

Upcoming Activities

  • For All Community Members - On & Off-Reserve

  • “A Place to Call Home” Community Gathering
    An all ages gathering with fun activities for children, youth, families, and Elders! Door prizes and a community meal will be provided! Come out for this community gathering and share with us your housing experiences and ideas.
    When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Shulus Hall (85 HWY 8 W, Merritt, BC)



  • Online Survey
    Complete the online survey (linked below) between September 14 and October 26, 2022 to share your housing ideas and experiences.
    https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/LNIBHousingStudy

  • For Elders & Knowledge Keepers Meetings
    An opportunity for Elders and Knowledge Keepers to share their valuable experiences and knowledge of housing and the land. LNIB will be sending formal invitations to members.

  • For Custom Family Land Holders Meetings
    An opportunity for Custom Family Land Holders to share their unique experiences and knowledge of housing and land ownership. LNIB will be sending formal invitations to members.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and perspectives at upcoming engagement opportunities!



Questions about the study can be directed to:


Stephen Jimmie, Director of Lands and Housing
Phone: 250-378-5157
Email: stephen.jimmie@lnib.net