Local architect Bing Thom developed a framework of principles to help guide the design process.
Fall of 2016
The project team hosted a Neighbourhood Social at Federico’s to collect feedback on the initial principles.
Stakeholder Workshops attended by representatives of local organizations served to inform the project components and design priorities.
Based on the parameters of the Grandview Woodland Community Plan, the project team’s priorities and public feedback, a first design scheme was developed.
The project team hosted a Pre-Application Public Open House at the Croatian Cultural Centre to present the first design scheme.
An information booth at Italian Day allowed those who may not have had a chance to attend an Open House to participate in the engagement process.
Crombie REIT and Westbank made the decision to proceed with a new architecture firm – Perkins and Will – to realize the project vision while staying true to the original principles developed by the late Bing Thom.
Late 2017 to 2019
The project team refined a design that would correspond more closely to the Grandview Woodland Community Plan but also retain some of the elements of the first scheme.
Following design development in collaboration with City staff, the project team submitted a rezoning application in Summer 2019.