PLANNING + DEVELOPMENT INC.
HPD Inc., empowers clients by providing planning and development services.
HPD Inc., specializes in assisting clients with a variety of land use planning and design-build services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. From planning a project to creating the design, obtaining necessary permits, and acquiring construction services - HPD manages all aspects of the project, focused on the client's needs and experience.
What sets HPD Inc. apart is our project teams, which retain provincial and municipal experience in regulatory environmental compliance of development projects. Given this, HPD Inc., actively brings best practices and strategic hands-on experience to service project deliverables. As a recognized leader in environmental planning HPD Inc., is ready to serve you, as a trusted land-use representative.
We believe in a social purpose that cultivates wellness, for the communities we serve.
It is here, planning, building, diversity, inclusion, creativity and social responsibility meet.
We understand equitable access to planning,
is access to make informed development decisions within communities.
Within the profession, we serve to empower people and the communities they live in.
Ensuring People Experience Planning and Building Differently.
FROM DESIGN TO CONSTRUCTION
Scope of Work Process:
Planning & Design
Municipal Approvals + Building Permits
We manage the planning, design, required municipal approvals, and tender construction services suitable for your project needs. We ensure the construction team selected to build the project meets industry standards.
Design & Construction Services
Design-Build is our project delivery system.
With a client-centered approach, we establish an effective project management team that includes both the design and construction services to deliver on the desired project.
We practice effective communication between construction professionals - as it is essential to ensure a project is implemented on time and on budget.
We take pride in providing our clients with quality completed projects, whether scaled small or large.
LAND USE APPROVALS
Efficient. Reliable. Experienced.
Industrial/ Employment/ Office
Places of Worship/Conversions- hoarding signages
Building Permit Applications:
-permit expeditor; small, medium, high-density development projects
- change of use, business signage
- interior/exterior alterations
Residential Building Permit Applications:
- infill development, custom homes
- registration of second units, finished basements, below-grade entrances
- interior/ exterior alterations
- renovations, additions, demolitions
- decks, gazebos, sheds, pergolas, sunrooms, pools, outdoor fireplaces
- detached garages, driveway widening
Committee of Adjustment /Minor Variances
Development Applications (ZBA/OPA)
Appeals: Local Planning Appeal Tribunals + Superior Court: Witness Statement Reports
Site Plan Approval
Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium
Adaptive Re-Use Projects
Public Space Art Installations
Municipal Cemetery Masterplans
Planning Rationale & Feasibility Studies
Land Use Policy; drafting/implementation
Whether your project is small or big, we provide a range of services to achieve land use planning solutions for even the most complex projects.
We believe in upholding an ethical obligation to act for the benefit of society at large, through environmental, sustainable, pro-bono and direct philanthropic initiatives.
Currently, we're committed to the following civic duties:
Black Planners & Urbanist Association (BPUA) - Board Member
Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) -Planning Knowlege Exchange Committee
Peel Regional Police Equity & Inclusion Committee - Chief's Advisory Council
Camille's Place Non-Profit Housing Inc. - Member
Open Streets Toronto - Hub Lead
Jane Walks - Walk Facilitator
MEDIA & EVENTS
CTV News, 2023
Monu Magazine, 2019
Novae Res Urbis, 2018
Spacing Magazine, 2017
CTV Your Morning, 2017
Suburban Poverty, 2016
CBC Here & Now, 2016
CBC The Current, 2016
TVO The Agenda, 2016
Metro Morning, 2016
Toronto Star, 2016
In 2017, Hanson became the recipient of the Phil Green Award - awarded by the dedicated Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and city planners with a unanimous vote by Council.
Hanson holds a combined Honours degree in Political Science and Urban Studies, and a Masters in Environmental Studies (Urban & Regional Planning) from York University. Hanson retains a certificate in Architectural Blueprint Reading II from Seneca College and the qualification of Legal Process, Powers and Duties of CBO under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Hanson is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planner's Institute (OPPI), and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).
OPPI Conference: Beyond25 - 2019
Municipal Cemetery Planning for Ontario
City of Toronto Staff Lunch & Learn - 2019
Active Transportation Equity
Transportation Equity Toronto - 2019
Racial Equity and Active Transportation
Architectural Conservancy Ontario &
Toronto Society of Architects - 2018
Cemetery Urbanism & Architecture
Canadian Association of Planning Students – L’Association Canadienne 2014 des Etudiants en Amenagement et Urbanisme (CAPS-ACEAU)