Inspired by the spectacular natural attributes and the Fraser River Valley environment, Seabird Island Band (SIB) is planning and developing a progressive and innovative Business Park. The site has Highway access (Hwy 7 and Hwy1), CP Rail frontage and is located approximately 25 km east of Chilliwack BC.
The Business Park will provide a range of opportunities for economic business ventures while respecting residents, the river environment, and the surrounding areas. The development will be built to high professional standards and will set a benchmark for more sustainable industrial development in the region.
Envisioned land uses will emphasize high quality light industrial, mix of light manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, business offices, research and development all set within habitat buffers and substantial west coast plantings. Serviced land, flexible lot sizes, direct highway access, natural amenities, and local work force all contribute to make this business park a desirable location.
A summary of the key attributes include:
- Serviced and flexible lot sizes
- Highway access with opportunity for rail supported access
- Conservation, habitat and wildlife corridors
- Integrated Rainwater Management (IRM)
- Off road bike lanes and multi-use recreational trail along the Fraser River
- Low energy and ‘Dark Skies’ lighting
- Connection to Seabird community for residents to walk, cycle, or drive
It is envisioned that the Seabird Island Business Park will become a source of pride for the community. The mission is to create an economical and sustainable business venture with an emphasis on three fundamental objectives:
Ensure the development is viable and produces economic benefits to the community.
Social Responsibility and Cultural Expression:
Recognize local identity, and listen to community desires and values.
Encourage resource conservation, energy efficiency, recycling, and innovative use of building materials, water, energy materials, waste, and by-products.