Here's just a small sample of the projects we've done over the years.
WHISTLE BEND FUTURE AREAS + TOWN SQUARE
Since 2017, Simon Lapointe has been working with the City of Whitehorse to plan for 3 future areas in Whistle Bend, a new residential area on the banks of the Yukon River.
The master plan is still in its early stages of design, focusing mainly on the public realm, street grid configuration, and distribution of scale. The proposed plan includes roughly 3,500 new residential units. The Whistle Bend Future Areas plan is a long-term vision that will be implemented incrementally over the next 10 to 20 years or so, and is contingent on a number of key infrastructure initiatives that converge on this particular site.
LONE TREE RESIDENTIAL CONCEPT + DESIGN
3Pikas was hired by the Teslin Tlingit Council and Government of Yukon to prepare a country residential concept and plan along Teslin Lake. The concept plan is oriented towards the lake and respect the existing views of the lake and the mountains beyound.
The primary access to both concepts is from the Alaska Highway down onto the Old Alaska Highway Right-of-Way. A green space provides a buffer along the lake and provides connections to adjacent areas and a transition to surrounding land uses. Both concepts respond to the natural character of the site by protecting steep slopes and depressions. Driveways are aligned to conform to the topography. Building on steep slopes within the property is not permitted and building setbacks are used in a flexible manner to protect slopes and natural features. This project also involved overseeing the geotechnical investigation, the heritage resource impact assessment, preparing zoning bylaws and development regulations, and submitting the project to YESAB.
TR'ONDEK HWECH'IN RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION CONCEPT + DESIGN
The Tr'ondek Hwech'in Government hired 3Pikas to identify options and prepare a subdivision plan for a residential development on a piece of settlement land parcel located within the municipal of Dawson City.
This project built on feasibility study done by Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, 3Pikas, and Chilkoot Engineers. The purpose of this planning exercise was to assess the development potential of the site, determine the feasibility of servicing, identify options, prepare a two-phased development plan, and estimate cost.
TESLIN AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION
3Pikas was hired to prepare a subdivision plan, draft zoning bylaws, prepare development regulations, oversee the subdivision approval process, and submit the project to YESAB.
3Pikas prepared a concept along with zoning and regulations and development regulations. This project included extensive public engagement to gather feedback and input into the option. Sketches and illustrations were prepared to help facilitate the discussion around the proposed bylaws and provisions associated with land uses situated within the Teslin aerodrome. This project involved 3 organizations and several key stakeholders including Yukon Airports, Yukon Highways & Public Works, and the Teslin Tlingit Council Capital Department.
TINY HOME VILLAGE CONCEPT
The purpose of this project was to investigate potential options for providing emergency housing on Tr'ondek Hwech'in Settlement Land parcel R-20A.
The Planning Team, comprised of the Land and Resource Coordinator, Housing and Infrastructure Manager, and 3Pikas explored options and developed three concepts. The final product included background information and analysis, options / concepts, and a description of essential elements and key considerations for moving forward with the next steps.
CARCROSS MARINA DESIGN + FEASIBILITY
Yukon government hired 3Pikas to explore the possible infrastructure and development potential of building a marina on Natasaheeni River in Carcross.
The feasibility study was guided by a Technical Working Group made up of Yukon government, Carcross Tagish First Nation, and representatives from the Development Corporation. The proposed marina concept was design for the soft adventurer and adventure tourism market including kayakers, boaters, mountain biker, and kite surfers. The marina was also designed to cater to community events (markets or fairs) as well as daily local and visitor boat traffic. The preferred design option focused development near the downtown core and included a wharf, which expanded the useable area around the SS Tutshi while providing boat moorage opportunities. A direct physical and visual linkage to the Carcross Commons was achieved with a boardwalk that extends from the Commons, through the SS Tutshi and beyond the riparian area to the low water mark.