Inuit Owned Land Development – Iqaluit

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is currently planning to develop a 16 hectare parcel of Inuit Owned Land located in the downtown core of the City of Iqaluit, on behalf of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

As Nunavut’s first private land development initiative, this parcel offers a unique opportunity for our organization to provide Inuit with future economic opportunities, promote our culture and provide environmental stewardship.

Having recently received the second reading of council to amend the City’s General Plan we anticipate formal approval and third reading of Council in the spring of 2015 thereby clearing the procedural requirements that could allow for commencement of development as early as the summer of 2015.

The opportunity to undertake advanced planning for this development, allows consideration for the introduction of new technologies related to energy efficiency, waste management as well as the introduction of renewable energy alternatives. Additionally, this development allows us to promote a partnership approach with the Government of Nunavut and the Inuit organizations towards delivering the long awaited Nunavut Heritage Museum, and possibly the Performing and Visual Arts Center; which would be complemented by our planned Hotel and Conference facility.

Other buildings contemplated would serve future commercial, retail, residential and industrial uses along with the City’s future Emergency Services Building.

To view the planning rationale document click here.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Sheldon Nimchuk at