Urban Strategies is leading a multi-disciplinary team to create a visionary concept plan for the former Lakeview Generating Station lands known as the ‘four sisters’. The site offers a rare opportunity to create new open spaces and a new community while unifying the City’s waterfront. To achieve this objective, our team provides expertise in urban design, land use planning, mixed use development, policy, public consultation and sustainability.
The cornerstone of our approach to developing the Visionary Concept Plan for Mississauga’s Lakeview is an engaging and intensive community symposium called the Lakeview Sessions. The Lakeview Sessions will engage the City, area stakeholders and various segments of the population through a variety of activities, including invited guest speakers, small group breakout sessions, focused design charettes, physical modeling and other strategies, including online social media engagement. The intended outcome of the Lakeview Sessions is a Vision for the site, which will be achieved by educating and engaging the community to develop principles that will form the framework for the Vision. The goal is to develop a Vision that is not only transformative and supported by all involved, but also implementable and grounded in the realities of the site. The Visionary Concept Plan for the Eastern Shorefront will be developed based on the Vision principles. The Plan will address the physical elements of the site: land use, transportation, municipal servicing and energy, natural areas, parks and open spaces including the lakeshore, ways to commemorate the site’s rich cultural heritage, and the preferred approach to creating a sustainable future for Lakeview, both environmentally and economically. The Visionary Concept Plan includes an Implementation Strategy and Action Plan, which will outline the steps and considerations necessary to translate the Vision into reality.
Consultant team includes
N. Barry Lyon Consultants Ltd.
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc.
Lord Cultural Resources