Highest and Best Use Studies
As a team of architects and planners, we help developers and land owners evaluate the development potential of sites.
We provide a short and concise report including the major planning considerations and an estimated GFA.
Outside the core, a narrow, shallow lot in a simple context; a single low- or mid-rise building
A wide or deep lot;
two mid-rise buildings, high-rise, hybrid mid- and high-rise
Development with new public realm elements e.g. streets, open spaces;
multiple tall buildings
The report is a distilled analysis of the three main areas of consideration of the development potential:
- Review of the relevant regulatory framework and planning policies governing the site;
- Analysis of the relevant development applications in the area;
- A building massing and the associated GFA yields, based on planning and design considerations.
The report doesn’t include:
- Floor plans
- Unit mix
- Parking layouts
- Architectural expression
- Rendered images
Are you interested in any of these features? Contact us in the form below and we will be in touch.
The proposed fees apply for sites within the Greater Toronto Area. For sites located outside of the GTA, an additional fee is required.
The standard turnaround time is 10 Business days for infill and large sites and 15 days for a master-plan. A 15% rush fee will be applied to orders with a shorter turnaround time.
Do you need to understand the development potential of a specific site?