Te'tuxwtun Project (Fifth Street Properties)



Snuneymuxw First Nation, BC Housing, the City of Nanaimo, and Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools – collectively known as the Knowledge Partners – have come together to create a plan to redevelop the properties at 564 Fifth Street, 502 & 505 Howard Avenue.

The purpose of the Te’tuxwtun Project is for the Knowledge Partners to explore opportunities for joint development and partnership on all three properties. It is the Knowledge Partners’ intention to enhance the community through housing, services, and amenities. The Te’tuxwtun Project, built on the teachings of the land, is envisioned to provide the foundation to both protect and improve the quality of life for all present and future community members.

Priorities for the project include:

  • New affordable rental housing
  • A new location for the Learning Alternatives school district program
  • Culture, parks and recreation services
  • Other community services identified through the planning process, such as health services and childcare  


Snuneymuxw First Nation will guide the growth and development of the three properties, bringing a wealth of cultural knowledge to the project.





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