The Parks Canada Campground manual forms the foundation for developmental standard and design guides for existing and new campgrounds. With the original manual created in 1972 and last updated in 1992, Parks Canada needed a new edition for modern visitors. McElhanney was given the opportunity to update and develop the manual to guide the renewal of campgrounds and associated facilities throughout Canada’s national parks.
Design Scenarios for Okanagan Falls Town Centre 2016 | Okanagan Falls, BC – Okanagan Falls is located at the south end of Skaha Lake in BC. A private landowner and commercial real estate developer hired McElhanney to design alternative concepts for the community’s town centre.
FLNRO North Coast Land Use Planning 2012-2014 | Kitimat & Prince Rupert, BC – McElhanney provided GIS and mapping support for the land use development plan for future LNG and industrial developments in the Kitimat and Prince Rupert regions of Northern BC.
In 2015 the City of Surrey needed a stormwater detention facility in Newton to accommodate future and existing development, improve water quality, and mitigate erosion within Hyland Creek.
Mount Lehman Interchange 2004-2006 | Abbotsford was Canada’s fastest growing economy in 2004 according to The Conference Board of Canada. The existing Mt. Lehman Road / TransCanada Highway Interchange was overwhelmed by this rapid growth and the expansion of Abbotsford International Airport.
Richmond, BC – The Ironwood and Coppersmith shopping plazas are located in Richmond, BC. McElhanney was hired by Westbank to provide 3D building models for architectural design and site plans for the development permit so renovations and upgrades to the building facades and exterior areas could proceed.
Highway 97 Corridor Improvements, Boucherie to Westlake Conceptual Planning Study 2013-2017 | West Kelowna, BC Highway 97 is the primary North-South roadway through the Okanagan Valley, connecting the communities of Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Kamloops.
Haugland Housing 2016-2018 | Terrace, BC – This BC Housing project, located on Haugland Avenue near Hall Street, aimed to provide more affordable housing in the region, necessary because of the boom in Northern development with LNG projects and the Kitimat Modernization project.
Haisla Multiplex – The Haisla Multiplex is a 40,000ft 2 High Importance category structure designed to serve several purposes. Not only is it a much-needed recreational space in the area, the building also converts into a shelter to act as post-disaster housing should a tsunami or other natural disaster occur.
2009 | Remote Northern BC – The Government of BC hired McElhanney to head into the deep backcountry of the Skeena-Stikine and Kitimat regions. Our job was to identify critical bear habitat, along with important wintertime feeding areas for local moose populations and record our discoveries through mapping.