RISK & IMPACT PROJECTS

Vaughan Citywide Implementation Manual and Financial Strategy Plan
The Vaughan City-wide Implementation Manual and Financial Strategy Plan was undertaken in response to the need to create a comprehensive design manual for urban intensification areas across the City.

[showhide type=”VaughanCity” more_text=”> READ MORE” less_text=”> SHOW LESS”] The Vaughan City-wide Implementation Manual and Financial Strategy Plan was undertaken in response to the need to create a comprehensive design manual for urban intensification areas across the City. The study required the development of a level of service concept to better clarify appropriate design for context and to ensure that city-wide development will be completed with a consistent character. A large component of the project was the creation of a dynamic financial model to develop consistent costing and reporting of financial commitments for streetscape master plan projects. The level of service concept and financial model were developed in conjunction with each other to ensure that context, design and cost were given equal consideration. Read together, the implementation manual and financial strategy are meant to provide a consistent, efficient and informative document for the City to better plan and budget streetscape development moving forward.
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City of London Economic Impact of Culture and Creative Industries
Sierra Planning and Management advised the City of London Investment and Economic Prosperity Standing Committee of Council, on a quantifiable estimation of the economic contribution of the arts, culture and creative sector in the City.

[showhide type=”LondEc” more_text=”> READ MORE” less_text=”> SHOW LESS”]Sierra Planning and Management advised the City of London Investment and Economic Prosperity Standing Committee of Council, on a quantifiable estimation of the economic contribution of the arts, culture and creative sector in the City. This work formed part of the City’s Cultural Prosperity Planning exercise.

The methodology to investigate and quantify as well as qualify the scale of the arts and culture sector involved a review of the financial performance of major City-owned and private cultural facilities (including Orchestra London) as well as an analysis of cultural visitation, employment and municipal investment in arts and culture.
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Belleville Waterfront (Bakelite Property) Public Private Partnership/Belleville, Ontario
Sierra Planning and Management worked with the developer of a 92-acre prime waterfront, former industrial property located just east of Downtown Belleville.
[showhide type=”BElldtn” more_text=”> READ MORE” less_text=”> SHOW LESS”]Sierra Planning and Management worked with the developer of a 92-acre prime waterfront, former industrial property located just east of Downtown Belleville. The heavily contaminated site contains provincially significant wetlands which will be protected and a Lake Ontario Waterfront trail established in proximity to the shoreline. Sierra has assisted in the development of a partnership between the City of Belleville and the owner-developer to access both environmental assessment funding and low interest capital loans for the remediation of the property through the Green Municipal Fund operated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
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