Waterfront and Special Area Plans
CTQ Consultants Ltd has developed a strong reputation in the planning and design of special spaces in public areas. These are areas that often deserve more attention or special treatment to make them come to life for the enjoyment of both local residents and visitors to the community. These areas are found on waterfronts, in downtowns, civic precincts, along main streets and highways or even within our existing neighbourhoods. Enhancement of these special places can typically create a true sense of place, providing economic, social, cultural, tourism or aesthetic value.
CTQ has worked with numerous communities to locate these spaces, strategically plan them, design them and provide implementation direction for local government and funding partners to allow them to be created. Our place-making examples have come in the form of master plans, studies, park design, downtown revitalization, entire community enhancement strategies, Civic plaza plans, design charrettes for cultural districts, downtown and commercial area plans, Gateway plans, and specific site plans for landscaping, public art installments and other features. CTQ has also created numerous special spaces for new large residential, commercial and institutional developments. Working closely with client, the public and stakeholders, CTQ draws from vision and inspiration, but always with an eye on what is realistic and beneficial for the community.