Residential Intensification Case Studies: Built Projects (2004)

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This CMHC study investigates residential projects that have overcome barriers to infill development, including development cost, public opposition, and regulatory processes.

Key insights:

For each project detailed in the report, the following resources are provided:

  • Technical specifications
  • Successes and obstacles faced from developer, resident, and municipal planner perspectives
  • Lessons learned are shared for consideration for future projects.

Selected infill projects span a variety of regional and municipal contexts across Canada, and are reflective of different scales of development, ranging from 16 condo units to 1,600 unit apartment complex developments.

Case studies include:

  • Angus, Montréal, Quebec
  • Bishop’s Landing, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Co-opérative d’habitation du Couvent de Saint-Henri, Montréal, Quebec
  • Convoy Quay Gardens, Bedford, Nova Scotia
  • Cranberry Commons, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Fifth Street Lofts, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Garrison Woods, Calgary, Alberta
  • Gower Gardens, Gibsons, British Columbia
  • Harmony, Toronto, Ontario
  • Koo’s Corner, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Les Lofts du Pont, Montréal, Quebec
  • Les Lofts Laliberté, Québec, Quebec
  • London Lane, Guelph, Ontario
  • Parkside Mews, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Portland Park Village, Toronto, Ontario
  • Salsbury Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Seagram Lofts, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Sterling Place, London, Ontario
  • The Carlings at Arbutus Walk, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • The Prince Edward, Moncton, New Brunswick
  • The Renaissance at North Hill, Calgary, Alberta
  • Waterford Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Western Elevator Lofts, Winnipeg, Manitoba