IBI Group was the prime master planning and urban design consultant for the high-profile Little Mountain development in the City of Vancouver.
ClientHolborn Properties Ltd.
Plan will help bring new life back to vacant Little Mountain lot in Vancouver
The Little Mountain parcel is a 15-acre site situated in central Riley Park, an established neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver that had been filled with affordable housing since the 50’s. Though it has been vacant since 2008, IBI’s planners helped push the development through a tricky rezoning and approval process to allow construction to progress in 2019.
The future community will be comprised of a mix of townhomes and apartment buildings between iconic Queen Elizabeth Park and Main Street. As prime consultant, IBI Group led the development’s master planning, successful rezoning application, urban design and building massing and consultant coordination.
The project achieves a balance between developer and community vision, with housing, amenities, new open spaces, and the integration of mature trees. The new neighbourhood includes approximately 1,400 homes, retail, community facilities, and a new park and plaza, ready to welcome residents back for good.
Director, Landscape Architect
Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.
Director – Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.