provides a range of services relating to Planning and Assessment
Studies. Our focus in delivering support in these areas is to set forth
sustainable solutions that meet today’s needs while at the same time not
compromising future conditions.
Community Planning is an essential process for establishing
core needs and setting a blueprint for future development and growth
with public participation. It is key to provide realistic approaches that can be implemented
without encountering major roadblocks. A balance between cost
effectiveness and delivering the community vision must be achieved.
KAL has extensive experience with the development of
comprehensive community plans. Community plans are typically updated at
5 year intervals to adapt to the vision dynamics of the community.
environmental assessments for federally funded projects as required
under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Class Environmental
Assessments as required under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
Building and Infrastructure Condition Assessments:
It is vital to plan for
building and infrastructure long-term sustainability. The pay-as-you-go
approach which is used by many communities and building property
managers eventually results in spiraling costs when life cycles are
exceeded. KAL works with organizations and communities to prepare
building and/or infrastructure asset inventories, condition surveys, and
assessments that are used to design master plans for identifying and
prioritizing repairs, upgrades and replacement plans.
As a precursor to implementing a roadway project or land
development project, many regulatory agencies require a study of the
Traffic Impacts of the project. Traffic analysis such as traffic counts,
forecasting, level of service analysis, signal warrant analysis and
signal design are provided by KAL. The information is used to produce
Traffic Impact Studies that determine requirements for design.
Sioux Lookout Land & Development Study