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Turner Drake & Partners Ltd.
6182 North Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3K 1P5

Tel.: (902) 429-1811
Toll Free: (800) 567-3033
Fax.: (902) 429-1891

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12 Smythe Street
Saint John, N.B.
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109 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, P.E.
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St. John's, N.L.
A1C 5M3
Tel.: (709) 722-1811

4th Floor
111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON.
M5C 1S2
Tel.: (416) 504-1811

E-Mail: tdp@turnerdrake.com
Internet: www.turnerdrake.com

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Our Planning Division breaks from the traditional relationship between planning and design/engineering; we approach land development and community planning from an economic viewpoint. With this fresh perspective, it is our goal to bring a more sophisticated approach to planning and development, leveraging the fundamental role of economics in shaping our communities.

For our clients in the private sector, this means creating a holistic understanding of your development options, and helping you bring a development proposal forward that successfully meets the demands of both the market, and the municipality.

For the public sector, this means understanding and accounting for the costs of development; capital, operating, and most importantly, opportunity. Local government administers the limited resources of tax revenue and development demand. Managing both wisely, is imperative to the sustainability of our communities.

Give us a call if you are interested in discussing how our expertise can be incorporated into your next planning exercise.


We believe that our clients should know what our services will cost before we commence the assignment ... there should be no surprises! We therefore enter into a written contract which clearly specifies the scope and the cost of the work.

Planning Division Services

We offer the following Planning services:

  • Planning Policy & Regulatory Review – we describe the subject site and summarize the current development controls. The review provides a clear and concise accounting of what can be done with a property, what process will be required to receive approval, and what risks are involved.
  • Development Analysis – we explore one or more development scenarios to examine the business case for development. This analysis supports strategic decision making and helps developers move forward with the right project at the right time.
  • Development Approvals – we act on your behalf to take your development project through the municipal approval process. We can work as part of your existing team, or engage our own sub consultants as necessary thus ensuring that you avoid unnecessary expense.
  • Cost Benefit Analysis – we examine the costs and revenues generated by various development proposals to determine their net present value (NPV) impact on the municipality’s budget.
  • Other Services – We’re always interested in discussing how our expertise in development economics and real estate market analysis can enhance your planning process. Interested in bringing an eye for economics into your next project? Give us a call.

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