Announcements and Updates

We’ve expanded our team

Jonathan Denis-Jacob has joined the Coriolis team. He has relocated from Montreal where he worked as a planner for the City of Montreal. Before that, he worked in Colima Mexico for Vancouver-based Sustainable Cities International. Jonathan’s educational background includes graduate studies in management at McGill University, a Master of Science in Urban Studies (Urban Economics) from the National Institute of Scientific Research at the University of Quebec, and a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Montreal. Jonathan also has advanced skills in the use of MapInfo and other GIS mapping software.

We’ve won some accolades

Jay Wollenberg, President of Coriolis, was chosen by BC Homes magazine as one of the 20 most influential people in residential construction and development planning in BC. He was nominated because of his extensive involvement in residential development policy in many BC communities.

The City of Vancouver won a 2012 Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners. In accepting the award the City noted the role of Coriolis in helping to determine appropriate residential density and establish an approach to community amenity contributions for rezoned properties.

Mississauga Public Market

A team of Coriolis and Dialog Architects was chosen by the City of Mississauga, Ontario to conduct a feasibility analysis and concept design for a possible new public market in the City’s downtown.

Municipal Finance Impact Analysis

Coriolis assisted Couverdon Real Estate, the urban development arm of TimberWest Forest Corp, and the Town of Ladysmith in analyzing the municipal financial implications of a proposed new residential community.

Input to Long Range Regional Transportation Plan

Coriolis was selected by TransLink to participate in the preparation of Transport 2040, the new long range regional transportation plan for metropolitan Vancouver. Our role included analysis of the relationships between transportation improvements and market opportunities for new high density residential and commercial development as well as an exploration of new options for funding rapid transit projects.

Campus Planning

Coriolis assists post-secondary institutions in planning the strategic use of campus lands. We have recently worked with Vancouver Community College (VCC) in developing long range visions for the future of its campus. We have also been helping BCIT in a similar exercise for its campus.

BCIT Campus Planning

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) engaged Coriolis to assist with long range campus planning for BCIT’s main campus in Burnaby, BC.

Community Amenity Contribution Strategy

The District of North Vancouver’s new OCP identifies four town centres for the development of high density residential use.  Coriolis helped develop strategies for rezoning, density bonusing, and community amenity contributions to assist in the creation of community facilities and public realm improvements to enhance these nodes.

Advice for Evergreen Line Site Aquisition

Coriolis provided expert urban planning advice regarding land acquisitions for construction of the Evergreen rapid transit line in Metro Vancouver. Services included advising on property acquisition strategies, identifying development opportunities, and providing opinion reports needed for expropriation proceedings.

Lease Negotiation

Coriolis helped a large manufacturing business to negotiate the terms of a new long term lease for industrial space.