Urban Development

We work with private sector developers and land owners as well as public sector agencies with development properties to help implement urban development projects.

Development Approvals

We manage development approvals processes including:

  • Official Community Plan amendment.
  • Rezoning.
  • Subdivision.
  • Development Permit.
Concept Plans for Development Sites

Working with design professionals including architects, landscape architects, and engineers, we lead the process of preparing conceptual development plans for development sites, often transitioning to approvals work. We have considerable experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams or in working as a subconsultant on teams managed by others.

Negotiation of Development-Related Agreements

We help clients implement development projects by negotiating the business terms of agreements with approving authorities, development partners, tenants, or partners. We have negotiated business terms for:

  • Agreements for purchase and sale.
  • Long term land leases.
  • Development agreements between developers and municipalities regarding phased developments and the provision of amenities.
  • Agreements for the development of facilities.
Land Owner Representation In Planning Processes

We can help land owners or serve as their representative when local governments embark on processes such as community plans, area plans, or bylaw changes.