Steve McLean, Real Estate News EXchange
There’s still a long way to go before Lakeview Village will start to resemble the vision behind it. However, the next step has been taken with the announcement of Sasaki as lead master-plan architect for the $5-billion Mississauga development, which will create community for upwards of 17,000 people along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
“We realized that what we really need at this stage is a master-plan architect that can look at the whole plan, the relationship of the open space with the building height and density and the waterfront, and bring that all together,” said Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL) and Argo Development Corporation president Fabio Mazzocco.
“Sasaki really showed above and beyond that they were right for the stage that we’re at now.”
Boston-based Sasaki was chosen after a search that included interest from more than 30 local and international architectural firms. It has worked on globally recognized projects, including the Chicago Riverwalk, the 798 Art District in Beijing and the brownfield redevelopment of Las Salinas in Viña del Mar, Chile.