Streetscapes & Downtown Revitalizations

MMM Group Limited (MMM) is passionate about civic beautification, public realm enhancement, and environmental improvements that transform urban areas into dynamic communities.

Our goal is to provide streetscape and downtown revitalization designs that improve the quality of people’s lives by fostering the creation of complete and sustainable communities. Our revitalization strategies not only visually improve and enhance urban aesthetics, they offer increased richness for the public realm, improved pedestrian safety, enhanced active transportation networks, and complete streets.

We realize the importance of a unified vision for streetscapes, one that encourages connectivity while balancing the needs of all types of users. MMM’s integrated design approach incorporates a diverse range of in-house expertise and award-winning project experience to deliver solutions that respect the environmental, aesthetic, cultural, and historical values that shape our communities. By offering a wide range of services, our firm encourages interdisciplinary synergies and collaboration that optimizes efficiency while providing a single point of contact for our clients. Our streetscape and downtown revitalization services are backed by a multidisciplinary team of:

  • landscape architects
  • arborists and urban tree health experts
  • civil engineers
  • transportation planners and engineers
  • urban planners
  • public facilitation experts
  • cultural heritage experts
  • geomatics professionals
  • lighting engineers
  • sustainability planners
  • graphics and communication experts

To develop realistic and financially sound implementation strategies, we provide processes and products that go beyond preparing a simple concept plan. Our professionals use the latest technologies, such as Infraworks and other modeling software, to fully visualize design options. 3D scanners, drones, and other advanced survey technologies allow us to accurately depict existing conditions. We also rely on the strength of our hand-drawn graphics to effectively communicate ideas to our clients and give form to the ideas presented by stakeholders during public facilitation exercises.

MMM offers a full range of streetscape and downtown revitalization services, including:

  • design and contract administration services, from start to finish
  • public consultation and communication plans
  • design guidelines
  • costing
  • asset management
  • geomatics and surveying
  • signage and way-finding
  • marketing and graphic design
  • custom details – ‘project identity’
  • grant applications and funding identification

MMM’s team of experts have an in-depth understanding of the complex policy, funding, and stakeholder issues that can impact the success of each project. We approach each one committed to creative thinking balanced with practicality; we strive to successfully anticipate, and address, technical challenges while ensuring our clients’ objectives are met and their vision is achieved.

Projects

  • Project_UrbanDesign_CityofHamiltonStreetGuidelines5
    City of Hamilton Coordinated Street Furniture Guidelines

    MMM completed coordinated street furniture guidelines for the City of Hamilton, establishing a unified approach to street furniture selection and placement on Hamilton’s streets, with a goal to improve and celebrate Hamilton’s public realm with high-quality design. The incentive to this approach was to provide guidance in the creation of a functional, legible, accessible, and…

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    2nd Concession Urban Design and Detailed Streetscape Design

    Implemented a highly integrated approach, incorporating urban design and cultural, heritage, and active transportation elements into detailed design of the 2nd Concession corridor Designed an iconic crossing where the 2nd Concession touches the Holland River and the Rogers Reservoir, knitting seamlessly with the natural environment Role: landscape architecture

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    Mississauga BRT Corridor Landscape and Station Plaza Design

    Involved in the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, an 11-km dedicated bus lane containing eight barrier-free stations, along the corridor between Hurontario Street and Renforth Drive in Mississauga, Ontario Completed landscape design guidelines for the entire BRT corridor, preliminary design development for BRT west and east, detailed design for BRT east, landscape…

  • Project_Steetscape_PlainsRoadCorridor2
    Plains Road Corridor Functional Design and Implementation Study

    Completed functional design and implementation study for corridor infrastructure and streetscape improvements Delineated seven character areas along the length of the corridor, ranging from commercial developments to heritage homes Streetscape integrated vehicular traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users Roles: functional design and implementation study public consultation public information centre / design workshop landscape architecture

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Experts

  • bio_ParksandTrails_RobertFershau
    Robert Fershau

    Robert Fershau, B.Env.D., M.L.ARCH, BCSLA, CSLA, ASLA Manager of Landscape Architecture Associate Key Highlights: More than 15 years of professional experience in landscape architecture, urban design, planning, project management, and contract administration Extensive experience in public facilitation, including public workshops, social media, and informational graphics Expert in the development of design guidelines, signage wayfinding strategies,…

  • bio_parkandtrails_CindiRowan
    Cindi Rowan

    Cindi Rowan, MLA, OALA, CSLA, ASLA Senior Landscape Architect, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Key Highlights: Joined MMM Group in July, 2014 with more than twelve years of urban design experience in the US and Canada, including civic, commercial and residential projects, with a focus on streetscapes, design guidelines, downtown revitalization, and heritage projects Leadership…

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