South Cooking Lake

Location
South Cooking Lake

Client
Strathcona County

Date
2012 to present

Overview

The firm was commissioned by the Strathcona County to provide urban design assistance for the Hamlet of Sooth Cooking Lake Area Structure Plan. The focus of this project was also to develop a long term land use vision for the hamlet and establish strong sense of place and character. In preparing this plan, we successfully utilized our urban design and 3D visualization skills for development of various future development scenarios and conceptual sketching abilities. Such approach was very successful in providing a clearer understanding of future development possibilities to the general public. It also enabled to establish a positive stakeholder buy in and finalization of the preferred development concept. The project is at the final stages of completion.

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Expertise

We apply our thorough understanding of the provincial and municipal regulatory context to develop studies and public policy instruments for local, provincial and federal governments and First Nations. These include: zoning by-laws, official plans, municipal development plans, local official plans, secondary plans, neighbourhood plans, and urban design guidelines.
We prepare comprehensive plans for new communities ranging from high-density urban infill projects in areas subject to intensification, through to responsible greenfield development. Starting with an assessment of the local environment, we develop plans and designs that build on the history of the site, while identifying opportunities for sustainable growth.