2012 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Willis Award for Innovation
2012 Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Excellence - Honorable Mention in City and Regional Planning
Saint John is a waterfront city with a proud industrial past and present. The last municipal plan was over 25 years old and anticipated a tripling of Saint John’s population. The development footprint has continued to sprawl outward. Saint John is engaging in a number of initiatives to attract new investment that supports beautiful places, enhanced quality of life, environmental integrity, and sustained economic growth and diversification. in 2002, Urban Strategies was retained by the St John Waterfront Development Partnership to prepare an Inner Harbour Land Use Plan and implementation strategy for the Inner Harbour and Port of St John. The Land Use Plan report laid out both a vision for the physical transformation of the Inner Harbour and a comprehensive policy framework for its implementation. In 2009, Urban Strategies began working with the City of Saint John on a two year project to create a Growth Strategy and new Municipal Plan known as PlanSJ. PlanSJ was designed to create a new and sustainable direction for Saint John by creating a clear framework for complete communities where Saint Johners will live, work and play. The Plan’s content was informed by broad community engagement and outreach on issues such as changing demands for industrial land, continued economic diversification, and location of housing construction.
RioCan Colossus Master Plan2020 - Present
Loch-Sloy Business Park and Picton Airport Lands Revitalization2021 - present
Weston Park2021 - present
CF Sherway Gardens Mall Intensification
Creating a new community around a regionally-significant shopping mall
50-64 Merton Street
High-quality mixed-use development to contribute to a complete community in the Davisville Neihbourhood
101 Spadina Avenue
An exciting new mixed-use development that will deliver additional public parkland, retail and high-density residential units in the King-Spadina neighbourhood.