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Client: Urban Land Institute BC | District of Maple Ridge | 2012

The District of Maple Ridge was host to a ULIBC Technical Assistance Panel (TAP). The advice requested related to several adjoining properties in the Town Centre area purchased by the District in 2010. The main question was: “How can the District of Maple Ridge most effectively use its centrally-located 3.04-acre site to demonstrate the financial viability of a LEEDTM standard, mixed-use development in its downtown core and to accelerate further like development?”

ULI BC retained Uplift Co. to plan and execute the event as well as deliver a final report. Work included meeting with the District to understand and help develop a challenge statement with five key questions, advice on the creation of a Project Briefing Book, and identification and invitation for stakeholder participation.

We worked with the ULI BC TAP Committee to solicit professional volunteers for the event; in this case, eight professionals formed bringing expertise in Architecture, urban planning, Landscape Architecture, Real EstateStrategy & Development, Economics, and transportation Planning.


We coordinated the logistics of introductory presentations, a site tour, and a group dinner. Following this, she managed a one-day charette with the TAP volunteers, developed a presentation of the recommendations (on the fly), and completed the production of the final report.


The work of this TAP provided the District with highly informative considerations and recommendations in relation to the site development potential.


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