Planning Portfolio

These projects represent the broad range of applications we can manage for you. This list is not exhaustive as we have extensive experience in commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, and green field development work.

The Station

Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment
Avonark Developments, Greenfield Development in Fort St John, BC

Management of concept plan, Neighbourhood Plan development, City negotiations, and OCP amendment application for a greenfield development application.

This exciting project is in the early stages of concept planning and negotiations with the City in preparation for an OCP Amendment, subdivision, and rezoning.

Carisbrooke Place

4-Unit Multifamily in Sunnyside
Developed by Angus Mason Development

As the contracted Development Manager  for Angus Mason, guided the design, DP  application, and public engagement for this project and balanced vendor focus during multiple projects to achieve timely, approved Development Permits for several projects. Ongoing involvement in overseeing multiple properties and projects for this developer.

View this project in the developer’s landscape rendering video here.

Highfield Farm Greenhouse

Limited Scope Negotiations
Highfield Farm, Composte Council of Canada, City of Calgary Pilot Project Site

Short time-line Development and Building Permit management for the installation of a large greenhouse on City of Calgary lands. Scope reduction negotiations with City staff to limit costs and study requirements.

Learn more about Highfield Farm here.

 

96 Unit DC Guideline & Heritage Loss Offset in Hillhurst

Memorial Drive NW in Hillhurst
Developed by Anthem Properties: 
Aspen & Bow

This Direct Control (DC) Guideline involved development of a heritage assessment matrix and heritage value exchange negotiation with the Community and City of Calgary over a two year engagement and participation in the HSCA Multi-stakeholder Task Force on Developer Engagement. The outcome was a successful rezoning based on M-C2 that saw the registration of two commercial buildings in Kensington as Municipal Heritage Buildings: the Smith (Cuzzubbo) Residence & Arnell Block.

75+ Unit Mixed-Use DC Guideline in Hillhurst

The Carpenter’s Hall Assembly
Developed by Bucci: The Kensington

This Direct Control (DC) Guideline was approved by Council in May 2013. This rezoning paved the way for development of the properties at the maximum height and FAR of the HSCA ARP and TOD guidelines. In addition to the required community consultation on the rezoning, Jennifer hosted a Laneway Roundtable Discussion at the request of the ward Councilor to engage the community in addressing concerns about the busy shared commercial-residential laneway.

76 unit DC Rezoning Approved in Sunnyside

2nd  Avenue NW Project in Sunnyside

Managed the Land Use application for re-designation of parcel to a DC designation (approved and applied to lands). Unfortunately, the subsequent Development Permit was appealed at SDAB and the approval was overturned. The five parcels maintain the approved rezoning and value lift.

Change of Use, Medical with a 90% Parking Relaxation on 10 Street NW

With the support and assistance of many Departments at the City of Calgary this application was approved for a substantial parking relaxation allowing a new use in the Kensington area.  A further DP application was approved for the additional of an elevator to the building.

M-U1 Rezoning on 1 Lot

Approved rezoning of R-C1 heritage home to M-U1 for commercial use by Bombay Beauty Loft in West Hillhurst.

This LOC was approved quickly and allowed the reuse of a war-time heritage home for a commercial use (while allowing a residential use if required without rezoning).

City of Calgary – MainStreets Review Report 

Commissioned by CBRE broker for a review of the City’s early MainStreets program and potential implications for which areas they would target for land purchases. Determined the targetted areas that became the initial MainStreet programs targets accurately.
Read the report.

10A Street / Starbucks Patio project design & implementation

Designed this public realm amenity in Kensington addressing a raised curb by creating a patio with custom designed bench & chair forms and colourful bistro-style patio & umbrella sets. City of Calgary application for patio, land lease negotiation, design custom furniture and patio layout (Sketch-up), project and materials management through to build-out completion.

As part of the project the light control box was painted by Jennifer Dobbin as a TARDIS, featuring major themes from Doctor Who. You can read a little more about this project in the article by Mike’s Bloggity Blog.