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Additional Mixed-use Projects: 

 

  • Coquitlam Inn Site, Coquitlam, BC:  Urbanics prepared a land use marketability study examining the potential for, and impact of a project incorporating residential, live-work, office, hotel and retail components in a high-density urban area, to be built on a 5 acre Best Western hotel site.

  • Rosecar Holdings, South Surrey, BC:  Urbanics prepared a multiple land use market study to determine the potential for a comprehensive development incorporating retail, office and residential uses on a 19,000 sq. ft. site, immediately adjacent from Samiahmoo Town Centre.

  • Cairns Holdings, Burnaby, BC:  Urbanics was retained to undertake a residential and commercial market demand analysis for a proposed mixed-use redevelopment, to be situated on an 18,000 sq. ft. site in southeast Burnaby.  

  • Resort Land Use Planning, BC:  Urbanics has provided market demand forecasts and land use planning services for numerous resort projects throughout B.C. (Union Bay, Radium, Cranbrook, Kimberley, etc.), where multiple land uses including residential, assisted living, retail, hotel and recreational – such as golf course, equestrian and marina functions - were involved.

  • Hastings Park Redevelopment, Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics has undertaken various market and financial analyses relating to the proposed redevelopment of the PNE lands.  The analyses were focused on three major components of the redevelopment plan: the Exhibition Complex, a public market facility and a year‑round amusement park.

  • Waterfront Lands, North Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics undertook an extensive market feasibility analysis to determine the appropriate land use mix and density for a prime waterfront property.  The land uses included multiple‑family residential (both condominium and rental tenure), retail, office, clean industrial, hotel, recreational, cultural and marina‑related uses.

  • Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics conducted a feasibility study to determine the potential for a specialty retail market as part of a major waterfront redevelopment project.  Urbanics was also involved in the physical programming of this retail market.

  • Pacific Place, Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics conducted a market and financial feasibility analysis for Pacific Place's International Village, which is situated on prime land surrounding the False Creek Basin.  The land uses included retail, residential and office.

  • Granville Island, Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics conducted the land use study and financial feasibility analysis for the public market, hotel, restaurants, maritime market and all other commercial uses in this major inner-city redevelopment program.  Urbanics was the principle creator of the concept and was involved from the initial planning stage through the development implementation.  Urbanics was also involved in providing input on lease renewals, re-merchandising, additional facilities (such as the Kids Only Market, parking structure, etc.), and general operational issues.

  • Burnaby, BC:  Urbanics completed a highest and best use study for a major mixed-use project, which is comprised of retail, office and industrial components.

  • Waterfront Lands, New Westminster, BC:  Urbanics conducted a market study and a financial feasibility analysis of the city's waterfront redevelopment program, which included a mixture of residential, retail and other ancillary commercial uses.

  • Parson's Channel, Surrey, BC:  Highest and best use and market analysis for a major mixed-use project including light industrial, commercial and residential components in Surrey.

  • Harbour Park, Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics conducted a market and economic analysis to determine alternative mixed-use developments for a waterfront site.

  • Pacific Centre (Phase I), Vancouver, BC:  Urbanics provided market analysis, functional programming and implementation consulting for a major retail/office mixed-use project in downtown Vancouver.

  • Port Moody/Anmore, BC:  Urbanics was hired to participate in a future land use assessment study for a client group consisting of seven organizations including the City of Port Moody, Villages of Anmore & Belcarra, G.V.R.D., Imperial Oil, etc.   The purpose of the study is to make suggestions on the future land use of over 200 hectares including the feasibility of industrial, commercial, residential, and recreational uses.

  • Songhees Peninsula, Victoria, BC:  Urbanics studied the development opportunities for redeveloping a 173‑acre parcel of land on the Songhees Peninsula on the Victoria Harbour.  The land uses included a variety of multiple‑family residential, office, hotel and retail facilities.

  • Christmas Hill, Victoria, BC:  Market study and absorption analysis for the retail and office park components of a major mixed-use project in Sannich.

  • Whistler Village, Whistler, BC:  Urbanics performed economic, multi-land use market analyses and assessment of implementation strategies to determine the most optimum development for the formation of Whistler Village.  Recent work includes undertaking market studies to determine the likely residential, hotel and commercial space absorption for the expansion of the Whistler Village Town Centre.   

  • Cayoosh Resort, Lillooet, BC:  Urbanics Consultants and Landscope Consulting Corp. undertook a socio-economic impact study relating to the proposed four-season destination Cayoosh Ski Resort located at Melvin Creek.

  • Little Shuswap, BC:  Urbanics conducted a market and financial feasibility analyses for a hotel/meeting facility, as well as participated in the general planning of a golf course and horseback riding trails, and ancillary commercial facilities.

  • Marine Centre, Prince Rupert, BC:  Urbanics determined the market potential for a marine centre and a hotel complex.  The marine centre was to comprise of retail, service commercial, office and ancillary facilities oriented to a major marina development.

  • Sidney Festival, Port Sidney, BC:  Urbanics conducted a merchandising study as part of a comprehensive project to redevelop waterfront lands, which included the implementation of a new specialty, festival retail complex, a 300-berth marina, luxury residences, a hotel and other ancillary commercial facilities.

  • Nelson, BC:  Urbanics assessed the preliminary development potential of a waterfront planning area for the integration of a wide variety of land uses, including hotels, campground facilities, a marina, and a retail/service commercial complex.

  • Prince's Island Village/Eau Claire Market, Calgary, Alberta: Urbanics initiated this downtown urban specialty retail development a number of years ago and has assisted private developers in the implementation and marketing of the project.  Work undertaken by Urbanics for the development include a market study, tourism impact analysis and merchandising study for the development.

  • Old Towne Market, Edmonton, Alberta: This project examined the impacts of the proposed specialty retail development plan and discussed specific implementation strategies for the next phase(s) of the development process from a market and financial perspective.  The study examined key issues including general project considerations, ownership options, infrastructure and off-site improvements, parking, project packaging, public sector involvement and the tendering and selection process for construction and/or development contracts.  The study also examined the impacts of the Old Towne Market project upon tourism, jobs, taxes and other relevant benefits.

  • Gateway Centre, Grande Prairie, Alberta: Urbanics undertook a feasibility analysis for the development of a 152 acre site in Grande Prairie.  Current market characteristics and supply and demand dynamics were analyzed to provide an optimal development programme for the entire site, which included residential, commercial, retail, industrial, office, and government/institutional/cultural land uses.

  • Lake Wabamun, Alberta: Urbanics undertook market and financial feasibility studies for a hotel, campground, resort area and a major resort/ conference centre complex.

  • Downtown Railway Lands, Red Deer, Alberta: Urbanics has recently completed a multi-land use market feasibility study of a 55 acre parcel of land (presently containing the city's rail yards) in downtown Red Deer, as well as an examination of marketing strategy options for the redevelopment of these lands.  The impact that redevelopment of these properties will have on the existing adjacent downtown core will also be assessed.

  • Eaton Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Market and financial analysis, functional and design programming and implementation consulting for the retail/office mixed-use development.

  • Champaign, Illinois: Urbanics, in collaboration with BRW Inc., prepared a comprehensive downtown land use study to determine the optimal development mix for the downtown area.  Another major component of the study is the creation of an implementation programme outlining strategies for encouraging private sector participation.

  • Al-Buhairat City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Urbanics conducted market research and analysis for a large-scale mixed-use resort complex along the shores of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  The project involved a mix of hotel, residential, specialty retail, office, entertainment, and other resort-oriented facilities, implemented in phases.  The residential component specifically was comprised of a mix of 600 higher density condominiums, apartments, and townhomes, and 400 single-family detached homes.

  • Zhengzhou, China: As a liaison between Chiang Enterprises Ltd. and the Light Industrial/Trade Organization of the Province of Henan, Urbanics studied alternative ways in which the development of an office/hotel complex in downtown Zhengzhou may be undertaken.  Different management/operation entities, and the flexibility of debt and equity financing were considered for this eight storey retail/office complex, and a 300 to 400 room luxury hotel.