Real Estate and Planning Projects
Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus Master Plan / Oakville, Ontario, 2011-2012
Sierra Planning and Management assisted in the preparation of an updated Campus Master Plan for the College, located in Oakville.
Sierra Planning and Management assisted Plant Architect Inc. in preparing an updated Campus Master Plan for the College, located in Oakville.
Sierra Planning and Management was specifically involved in addressing the potential for a master plan which enabled the future potential for mixed use development delivered in partnership with the private sector. Examples included a performing arts centre, conference centre and hotel, as well as a second phase of the student residence.
We are currently working on Phase II of the Master Plan, leading to confirmation of the long term build-out vision and required comprehensive zoning by-law amendment (ZBA).
Aurora Promenade Community Improvement Plan
Town of Aurora, Ontario
Sierra was retained by the Town of Aurora to prepare a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for its Promenade Area which contains the Town’s historic downtown and several key heritage assets.
Sierra was retained by the Town of Aurora to prepare a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for its Promenade Area which contains the Town’s historic downtown and several key heritage assets. Portions of the Promenade exhibit varying built form, functionality and, subsequently, differing opportunities and dynamics of investment.
Priorities for Downtown and shoulder area renewal resulted in the development of a range of ‘quick win’ incentives such as façade improvement and building restoration programs, complemented by those programs tailored to address specific site complexities over time (e.g. Brownfield redevelopment).
Smiths Falls Downtown Regeneration and Waterfront Integration Master Plan & Community Improvement Plan
Town of Smiths Falls, Ontario
Sierra was retained to undertake a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Town of Smiths Falls.
Sierra was retained to undertake a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Town of Smiths Falls. The CIP was part of a broader Master Planning exercise, led by EDA Collaborative, which was focused on the revitalization of the Downtown and integration the Waterfront area in Smiths Falls.
Historically an industrial community, the town’s waterfront (and primary gateway) sites a number of old industrial properties on prime real estate. The CIP, and proposed financial programs, were designed to incentivize the long-term redevelopment of these sites and also curb the development of residential at-grade within the downtown – a practice resulting from the loss of active businesses and growth in vacancies. The CIP is part of a broader municipal strategy for business retention and expansion and is a key tool for incentivizing property investment in the Downtown and Waterfront area.