“We have the chance to develop a design vision that can bring the community together to create a legacy project for the city’s most diverse and creative neighbourhood. Can we rise to the challenge?”
— Bing Thom, September 2016
Renowned local architecture firm, Bing Thom Architects, have developed a framework to help guide the future development of this important property:
New Urban Typology
Explore a new building typology that will support a vibrant public realm.
Housing to meet the needs of urban families
Create community-sensitive transit-oriented density that encourages sustainable transportation choices.
Vibrant Local Economy
Support a vibrant local economy by locating activities and employment-generating space near transit.
Create an enhanced grocery store to better serve the community, with additional neighbourhood retail that will animate the surrounding streets.
Push the boundaries of what green urbanism can mean and what it will look like.
Support community well-being through “social” design, the re-integration of an improved site, and a safer pedestrian environment.
Support public art and activities, recognizing the arts as an important community element of The Drive.