As an experimental stand-alone project at Ratio.City, we developed an interactive visualization of City of Toronto Development Opportunity based on current planning policy framework. It was an experiment to help demonstrate what policy actually looks like on the ground.
We used 3 main indicators of Development Potential within the City of Toronto:
Must have Mixed Use, Apartment or Regeneration OP Land use designation,
Located within a Provincially designation Urban Growth Centre,
Located within 500m of an existing or under construction MTS
An interesting take away from the exercise was highlighting that opportunity areas that were identified are already fairly built up and already have high density developments. It is possible to clearly convey this through the use of 3D building massing providing a simplified view of the built environment, achieved using Mapbox GL extrusion styling.