Project Experience

Rental Housing Strategies, Metro Vancouver,BC

Coriolis was selected by a group of cooperating agencies, including Metro Vancouver, TransLink, BC Housing, and Van City Credit Union to identify strategies to increase the amount of new rental housing constructed in locations with high transit service. The study identifies the market and financial barriers that are limiting the amount of rental construction and explores the potential to address these barriers with zoning, cost reduction, creative financing, and other levers.

Inputs to DCC Policy, Metro Vancouver, BC

Coriolis has been assisting TransLink in the evaluation of a possible regional development charge to help fund new transportation infrastructure. The Mayors’ Council has approved in principle the idea of a new regional DCC for transportation and Coriolis has been asked to continue working with TransLink on the development of a detailed proposal for this new funding mechanism.

Inputs to Density Policy, Burlington ON

The City of Burlington, Ontario is experiencing an increase in market interest in redevelopment to create new higher density residential projects, in part because of strong housing price growth in the GTA. The City asked Coriolis to help it increase its capability in analyzing how much new density is needed to make redevelopment financially viable and in using provincial legislation to obtain public benefits that address the needs and impacts of new development.

Coriolis Welcomes Andrea Renney

All of us at Coriolis are delighted to announce Andrea Renney has joined our practice as a consultant. Andrea is a senior land economist and planner with 9 years of experience in navigating the complex relationship between real estate, economics, and planning in Canada and international settings.  She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Queens) and a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics (UBC).

False Creek Flats, Vancouver BC

Coriolis is working with the Vancouver Economic Commission to help plan the future of the False Creek Flats area.  This largely industrial area is home to the new Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the proposed replacement for St. Paul’s Hospital, as well as the location of a wide range of technology, food, transportation, and other companies.  The purpose of the project is to explore the potential for the area to become a more diverse, dense, and sustainable employment precinct while continuing to accommodate rail, warehouse, and other industrial uses.

Transit Corridor Planning, Calgary AB

Coriolis is on the team selected for planning the proposed new north rapid transit line in Calgary. Our role includes analysis of urban development opportunities at proposed new station locations.

Town Centre Development Site, Esquimalt BC

Coriolis is managing an RFP process for the acquisition and development of a high density, mixed use site in the core of the waterfront community of Esquimalt, BC.  The project is intended to include residential, retail, office, and a new public library.

Municipal Real Estate Strategy, Richmond BC

The City of Richmond owns a large portfolio of real estate acquired for income generation, strategic investment, and economic development purposes. Coriolis worked with the City’s Real Estate Department to develop a strategic plan for the portfolio, including acquisitions, dispositions, governance, and targets for financial performance.  The Strategy was recently adopted by City Council.

Regional Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Metro Vancouver

The owners of a major Vancouver area regional shopping centre retained Coriolis to provide market analysis and financial modeling for a proposed complete redevelopment to include high density residential, ground floor retail, office, hotel, and other uses.

Transit Corridor Planning, London Ontario

Coriolis is assisting the City of London in urban development planning at station locations along proposed new light rail transit corridors, as part of a new city-wide plan. Our role includes advising on uses and development densities, as well as forecasting the likely pace of development at selected nodes.