With property development at the heart of what we do, we integrate our unique and specialized experience into all of our projects. Our properties provide community enhancement through thoughtful design and focus on placemaking. We work with clients, such as municipalities or master developers, to incorporate these important elements into their community plans, developments, or programming and communications strategies.
At Quay North Urban Development, we are passionate about these vibrant properties, and inspired by the businesses that operate within them. We design, develop and operate public markets and food hall properties, and provide the following consulting services to other organizations that operate within this unique realm.
- new market viability study
- location search and viability
- property design, tenant merchandising
- leasing and tenant placement
- market management and programming
- property development
- project financing and partnerships
The place is always at the centre of our project development, our activation plans, and our property programming. We don’t ask how our project will fit the existing neighbourhood – our goal is to improve and enhance the neighbourhoods in which we operate. This is achieved, not just through meaningful architecture, but through public space integration; use programming and tenant mix; accessibility and comfort; and the sociability the place will provide.
PUBLIC MARKETS & FOOD HALLS
Marketplaces have been anchors in communities since ancient times. In recent history the public market experience has evolved to provide more than just fresh food products – they became destinations for art, entertainment, and culinary specialties. Today, the modern food hall takes that one step further and provides a showcase of deliberately curated food and beverage creators, in a highly designed environment, while celebrating the maker movement with unique pop-ups and innovative events and programming.
Our ability to pivot and adapt our business models has allowed us to meet various objectives of governments with whom we have worked, and has provided the opportunity for very successful partnerships. Working with various levels of government organizations we have achieved placemaking objectives, and developed new programming to meet specific goals identified with our partners.
Our close attention to the needs of a project, and our willingness to structure deals in ways that ensure mutual benefit, sets the foundation for meaningful collaborations.
Our approach to these public-private partnerships also ensures our properties and the businesses we host will be woven into the cultural and economic fabrics of the neighborhoods in which we operate.
Our partnership experience includes the following highlights.
- property concept development for civic land
- viability studies for local municipalities
- land development partnerships with First Nations
- employment programs with First Nations
- public realm design and construction
- public space programming and activation
- visitor information servicing
- tourism organization for destination marketing
- event production and communication strategy
- historic preservation plans
- public art consultation