Xwísten Experiences Site Plan and Improvements

Xwísten Experiences Site Plan and Improvements Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to develop a master plan and promotional brochure for the Xwisten Experiences cultural tourism program.  This included site plans and phased improvements for a visitor’s centre, viewing areas, and trails.

Whistler Waldorf Site Plan

Whistler Waldorf Site Plan Date: 2012 Working with the Whistler Waldorf School, a private educational institution ranging from pre-school to high school levels, EcoPlan developed a conceptual site plan and policy analysis for a new school permanent school to be sited at the location of the existing temporary school.  The project included working with the Resort […]

Surrey Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy

Surrey Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy Date: 2007-2008 To help better manage new bicycle recreation demands (i.e., off-road, urban mountain bike and BMX riding), EcoPlan led a project to develop a comprehensive Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy for the City of Surrey. The project resulted in guidelines for the development and provision of new facilities, the upgrading of […]

St. Mungo Site Management Plan

St. Mungo Site Management Plan Date: 2011-2014 Having assisted Musqueam First Nation in developing a concept plan for St. Mungo interpretive centre – an important archaeological site located on the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. – EcoPlan was retained to help the Musqueam people and the Province of British Columbia describe how the […]

St. Mungo Interpretive Site Conceptual Plan

St. Mungo Interpretive Site Conceptual Plan Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam with the development of a conceptual plan for the St. Mungo interpretive site, located on the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, BC. Positioned as the waterfront terminus of an extensive trail system that extends north from Burns bog, the site will have a […]

Regional District of Nanaimo – Nodal Development Guidebook

Regional District of Nanaimo – Nodal Development Guidebook Date: 2005 EcoPlan helped Smart Growth BC to research, write and produce a guidebook for the Regional District of Nanaimo on nodal development and its role within the District’s Regional Growth Strategy. The document included design guidelines and a section on best practices. The guidebook was the first […]

Public Art and Design in Large Municipal Infrastructure

Public Art and Design in Large Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015 With new infrastructure facilities in development and others in the planning stages, Metro Vancouver was looking to explore the opportunities and values of a more formalized approach to incorporating public art and achieving higher architectural and urban design standards in its infrastructure projects. EcoPlan provided Metro […]

Public Art and Design in Small Municipal Infrastructure

Public Art and Design in Small Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration. Through interviews with with public art staff, consultants, and regional […]

Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheets

Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheets Date: 2012 After reviewing nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and 16 reports from respected Canadian agencies published between 2007 and 2011, EcoPlan developed a series of fact sheets highlighting findings from the Canadian context relating community design and health.  Covering such themes as active transportation, children & youth, and equity, the […]

One West Hastings Centre Development

One West Hastings Centre Development Date: 2004-2007 Working with private sector partners and the PHS Community Services Society, a major service provider in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, EcoPlan was involved in the management of a $6 million proposal to redevelop a strategic heritage building as a multi-tenant facility featuring both non-profit and private sector tenants.  EcoPlan […]

Oak Park Pool House Design Option Study

Oak Park Pool House Design Option Study Date: 2000 This project involved determining a new use for a redundant building located on the grounds of the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, one of the main community recreation facilities in south Vancouver. After completing a building integrity study, determining that the building (a former pool house) could […]

Powell River Official Community Plan Update

Powell River Official Community Plan Update Client: City of Powell River Date: 2013-2014 EcoPlan worked with a planning team led by the Arlington Group on updating the City of Powell River’s 2005 Official Community Plan. EcoPlan helped plan and deliver the community engagement component and coordinated planning collaboration with Tla’amin Nation, BC’s most recent Treaty […]

Metro Public Art Procurement

Metro Public Art Procurement Date: 2015-2018 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration. Through interviews with with public art staff, consultants, and regional public art agencies […]

Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Plan

Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Plan Client: District of Squamish Date: 2013-2014 EcoPlan worked with a larger project team to update and finalize the Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Plan. As part of the Downtown Squamish Transformation Initiative, the project included a substantial economic development review to ensure that the revised plan addresses existing economic challenges, better integrates economic […]

Town of Oliver OCP Update

Town of Oliver OCP Update Client: Town of Oliver Date: 2016-2017 With the support of the Arlington Group, EcoPlan led a project to review and update the Town of Oliver’s Official Community Plan. The project included a focus on downtown revitalization, including new and simplified design guidelines for the area, and the development of supportive policies across […]

Musqueam Land Use Plan

Musqueam Land Use Plan Date: 2010 EcoPlan worked with the Musqueam Indian Band to develop a land use plan for Musqueam’s three reserves, recently acquired settlement lands in the City of Vancouver, and fee-simple lands owned by the band and located throughout the Lower Mainland. The community-driven project was integrated with Musqueam’s larger comprehensive community […]

Greater Vancouver Livable Centres Program

Greater Vancouver Livable Centres Program Date: 2003 EcoPlan staff worked with the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s (now Metro Vancouver) Livable Region Strategic Plan, a program that encouraged the development of a compact, livable metropolitan region, with a core and eight regional town centres. In 2003, the GVRD partnered with the provincial Ministry of Community Services […]

Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal

Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal Date: 2010 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam in writing a proposal for the Host First Nations Pavilion from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The proposal included production of video and graphic support material. Musqueam’s bid was successful and the pavilion has since been rebuilt as Musqueam’s Cultural Learning Centre.

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing Date: 2011 One of the priority tourism opportunities identified in an earlier assessment carried out by EcoPlan was a culture park and learning centre. EcoPlan was retained by Driftpile First Nation to develop a concept plan, preliminary design and site program for this facility on band-owned land adjoining their […]

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Date: 2012 Building off of an earlier culture park concept design project, EcoPlan supported Driftpile First Nation to develop detailed cost estimates for its construction.  This included researching regionally specific materials and construction costs for the park’s various elements, and phasing the costs according to the construction schedule.  Driftpile is […]

Coldwater Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan

Coldwater Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with Coldwater First Nation on a Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan to guide decision-making and lands management in the community’s future development.  While completed in little over six months (comparable projects typically lasting 12 to 18 months), the project […]

Metro Wastewater Education Brief

Metro Wastewater Education Brief Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by the Liquid Waste Department of Metro Vancouver to compile a research brief regarding educational elements in municipal wastewater infrastructure.

Metro Vancouver Facility Naming Research

Metro Vancouver Facility Naming Research Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration.

Campbell River Downtown Revitalization

Campbell River Downtown Revitalization Date: 2013 EcoPlan conducted a strategic review with Council to develop a clear path for downtown revitalization.

Lynn Valley United Church

Lynn Valley United Church Date: 2013 EcoPlan worked with the LynnValley United Church (LVUC)and Marcon Lynn Valley Homes Ltd. to suppport a public engagement process around the redevelopment of the church site.

Community Economic Development Training

Community Economic Development Training Date: 2011 EcoPlan delivered  a one day training to members of CANDO on economic development strategic planning.

PHSA Workshop

PHSA Workshop Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported the community design and approach to property in the Downtown Eastside.

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Land Use Plan

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Land Use Plan EcoPlan completed a comprehensive community plan for the Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA). A formally landless community who negotiated their community’s land based in 2008, the plan focuses on this new area located at Partridge Lake, about three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Called Giiwedaa (which means “coming home” […]

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Area Plan

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Area Development Plan Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP) is the largest aboriginal-owned and operated tourism attraction in Canada. EcoPlan was retained by Canadian Badlands Limited to identify and assess economic development and tourism opportunities in and around BCHP and the Canadian Badlands Region. Project work incorporated an extensive body of past [...]

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan

Tla’amin First Nation Land Use Plan 2010 Planning Institute of British Columbia Award for Excellence in Planning Located north of Powell River, BC, the Tla’amin First Nation (formerly Sliammon) is a dynamic community poised to become the next First Nation to sign a final Treaty with the provincial and federal governments. EcoPlan worked with the [...]

KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan

Moving From Crisis to Hope: KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan 2007 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence in Rural/Small Town Planning Planning Institute of British Columbia 2007 Award for Excellence in Planning EcoPlan coordinated a community-based project to establish a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for the Kwicksutaineuk Ah‐kwaw‐ah‐mish First Nations. The CCP was the [...]

Musqueam Heart of the Community Development Plan

Musqueam Heart of the Community Development Plan Concept EcoPlan updated and modified a physical development plan for the cultural and physical core of the Musqueam’s main reserve, the new ‘Heart of the Community,’ as part of the overarching Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan. The planning process involved extensive community engagement and consultation to drive [...]

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan: We Are of One Heart and Mind Client: Musqueam First Nation Date: 2010 – 2011 2011 Planning Institute of B.C. Award for Excellence in Planning Practice 2010 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in Recreation Planning (Honorable Mention) Musqueam’s comprehensive, sustainable community development plan, We Are of One Heart and Mind [...]