Henry Kortekaas & Associates Inc. were retained by Hayes Line Group to prepare the landscape plan for a commercial retail plaza in east Ajax. The design focused on salt-tolerant, cost effective and low-maintenance species with a high aesthetic impact to set off the buildings, screen the parking lot, and humanize the site, thus drawing in customers. In particular, the area around the proposed daycare facility required special attention to plant selection in order to comply with Ontario’s Day Nurseries Act. The final design included a detailed design of a large stairway, coordinated with the project’s Engineer for structural certification.
We were also requested to complete a tender for the landscape work, and to provide contract and construction management services. This included full project management: change orders as needed, payment progress certificates, and deficiency reports. Our work ensured that the landscape construction met with the requirements on the approved landscape plan on a timely basis.