We advise on land use and interpret the regulations and policies that govern it. We also provide master planning, concept development, mapping, geographical information system services, and studies to facilitate ongoing operations and to accommodate growth. JLR’s Planners help clients to understand all the options available and determine the most effective way to make use of a site.
We support private sector development by conducting feasibility studies, preparing concept plans, and leading clients through complex municipal approval processes. Our skilled team also has the experience to assess existing land uses, determine development options, and obtain input from key community stakeholders to provide comprehensive evaluations of options for development.
We have worked with numerous municipalities across Ontario to assess existing land uses, determine development options, and obtain input from key community stakeholders to provide comprehensive evaluations of options for development. Our experienced team easily navigates with background studies, community improvement plans, official plans, zoning by-laws, reviews of development charges, and community benefit by-laws.
JLR’s experienced planners are skilled at supporting our client’s objectives. We consider existing assets, economic constraints, and regulatory limitations such as federal/provincial policy, official plans, zoning, conservation, and climate mitigation to ensure that the options we create are viable and insightful. Our innovative and adaptable team responds to complex contexts with innovative approaches and is committed to seeing our clients’ plans through to fruition.
- Urban growth strategies
- Official plan reviews
- Municipal class environmental assessments
- General advisory services
- Official plan and zoning by-law amendments
- Transportation improvements and servicing reviews
- Preparation of concept plans for future development
- Comprehensive land-use surveys and waterfront studies