Some our very first projects were large brownfields, including the CN Rail Lands in downtown Toronto, Canada. Such sites are pivotal to sustainable development, densifying existing neighbourhoods, and creating beautiful pedestrian-friendly communities.
Jeffrey B. Koehn
Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Tel Aviv, Israel
Associate Director | Practice Lead, Placemaking
Unlocking and preserving potential
Treated correctly, a well restored brownfield can become the mixed-use centerpiece of a community and maintain an invaluable piece of civic heritage.
This begins with a carefully orchestrated clean-up and approval process. To help with this, IBI Group draws upon the expert knowledge leaders from our professional service sectors: Intelligence, Buildings, and Infrastructure, as well as other environmental and market specialists who help us design exciting new communities that are walkable, compact, diverse, and memorable.
Over 35 years since we first began, we continue to work on some of the largest and most complex brownfield sites in major city core and urban waterfront locations across the world.
Working with developers Can Alfa and the City of Toronto, IBI Group have transformed this 45-acre, vacant industrial brownfield site and home of a former prison, to one of the densest and most desirable neighbourhoods in Toronto within the span of a few decades. With access to several major transportation arteries, residents in Liberty Village enjoy a uniquely walkable, mixed-use community complete with parks, plazas and a plethora of amenities.