Northdale Land Use and Community Improvement Plan Study

Re-imagining a student neighbourhood as a sustainable, reurbanized, and integrated place to live

MMM, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, undertook an integrated community planning, urban design, and community revitalization study for the Northdale neighbourhood, located near the City of Waterloo’s universities.

  • MMM developed a comprehensive vision and planning framework to revitalize the predominately student neighbourhood, into a re-urbanized, sustainable, and mixed use community through a community improvement plan, and established built form, urban design guidelines, and a transportation and open space framework
  • Completed an extensive community consultation process which included visioning workshops, design charrettes, and open houses with the community and the Northdale Special Project Committee


  • project management
  • land use plan
  • urban design guidelines
  • zoning by-law
  • community improvement plan
  • student housing monitoring
  • report
  • public and stakeholder
  • consultation
  • transportation planning
  • municipal servicing
  • heritage planning