The Development Team: Here to Help

The Development Team: Here to Help

If you are a property developer looking for help with the development process, contact our Development Team. We’re here to help! The Development Team can provide information on the issues for the development of a specific site and the requirements of the City for the proposed development.

“Meeting with developers or potential applicants helps all involved understand what factors are involved in an application,” said Chief Planner Ken O’Brien. “Developers get to chat with some of the staff who deal directly with applications, which can smooth out the process for all involved.”

The Development Team will meet with individuals, firms or developers who wish to make an application to the City for the development of property. Meetings can be formal or informal, and discussions are confidential and are not disclosed as public information. The goal is to help developers navigate the St. John’s Development Regulations.

“As a developer in the City, we meet with the Development Team at the initial stages of every project as standard practice,” said Keith Noseworthy, PTech, Project Manager for KMK Capital Inc. “The Development Team helps to ensure that the project starts out on the right foot.”

Meeting before you make a formal application can save a lot of time and energy.

The team includes staff from Engineering, Planning and Development, Legal Services and other City Departments, depending on the specific issues.

As for the value of engaging with the Development Team early, Noseworthy says: “The team is very knowledgeable about the City processes and regulations,” They provide guidance on things to consider for the project, the municipal requirements that apply and valuable insights into some of the impediments that a project may have to face.”

If you need further information or would like to arrange a meeting with the Development Team, contact