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Mark E. Holland

Vice President of Development

New Monaco

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New Monaco

P.O. Box 29212

Kelowna, British Columbia,V1W 4A7


Company Description

New Monaco strives to create Canada's healthiest sustainable community providing on site access to extended education, entertainment, shopping and a wide range of career and business opportunities. It is also designed to have direct express access to world cla...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Development

New Monaco Enterprise Corporation

Adjunct Professor

Vancouver Island University

Vice President Development

Storm Mountain Development Corporation


Urban Development Institute

Board Member

HB Lanarc


EcoDesign Resource Society

Board Member

The Australian Club

Full Member

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria Limited

Full Member

Canadian Institute of Planners

Certified Professional and Registered Member

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology

Board Member

B.C. Energy Aware Committee

Board Member of B.C. Energy Aware Committee

Energy Aware Council

PIBC Representative

Holland Barrs Planning Group Inc.


Community Energy Association

Board Member


UBC's School of Engineering

Real Estate Weekly

Okanagan College



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Mark Holland, MCIP, LEED AP - Partner, Board of Advisors
Mark Holland holds professional degrees in both Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning - and has dedicated his career to pursuing urban planning innovations in sustainability, health promotion, urban food systems and creating places that people love to be in. Mark has worked as a city planner in the City of Vancouver, and was the first Manager of its Sustainability Office. He then co-founded two consulting companies over 10 years, both of whom were recognized nationally as leaders in innovative planning. In 2011, after a decade of consulting, he joined New Monaco LP as Vice President of Development. Mark serves on the boards of many organizations including the Urban Development Institute in the Okanagan. Business in Vancouver magazine named Mark one of Vancouver's Top 40 under 40. A few years later, in 2010, he was named BC's Planner of the Year by the Planning Institute of BC. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to field of sustainability and planning for Canadian municipalities.

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The Institute was founded by Mark Holland, Nicole Moen, Lindsay Clark, Keltie Craig and Joaquin Karakas.
Mark Holland Mark Holland Mark is a LEED™-accredited planner who holds professional degrees in both Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning. Mark's career started in the City of Vancouver as a city planner and subsequently as the founder and first manager of its Sustainability Office. Mark then helped co-found two consulting companies, the Holland Barrs Planning Group, and then HB Lanarc Consultants - both of whom have been recognized nationally as leaders in innovative planning, design and sustainability. Mark's work over the past decade and half has focused on integrating sustainability principles into both the mainstream development industry and local government plans and policies. In 2010, he was awarded the highest honour in BC for Planning, being named "Planner of the Year" by the Planning Institute of BC. His current position is Vice President of Development for New Monaco Enterprise Corporation - a company developing a large master-planned community in the Okanagan that is based on the principles of health and sustainability (www.newmonaco.ca).

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"A lot of us who are on the project have spent a good deal of our professional lives pushing the edges around sustainability," says Mark Holland, New Monaco's VP of development and project manager.
And while it might be tempting to write all of this off as a developer that's simply cashing in on the growing marketability of environmentally-friendly developments, Holland says that's not the case here. As behind the scenes work progresses steadily ahead, shovels could be in the ground at the New Monaco development site as early as late 2014, New Monaco vice president of development Mark Holland told The View last week. The New Monaco property stretches across 125 acres at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 97C. Back in 2011 New Monaco received Peachland council's unanimous approval for an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment to include the New Monaco concept within its OCP, which would allow for the development of 2,600 - 2,800 units. Since then, Holland has been in detailed discussions with key medical, educational and technology operators to recruit tenants and develop strategic partnerships. Holland says many of these discussions have been fruitful and their intention is to submit a zoning application to the district immediately after summer and spend the fall consulting with the community. "We've built a very strong relationship with UBC," Holland said. "There are well over a dozen projects underway with UBC now. While some of those collaboration projects with UBC are through the Okanagan Sustainibility Institute relating to ways to reduce water and energy use, several are more arts focused. On February 21 New Monaco will host a public discussion between the Peachland Arts Council and two UBC Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies professors. The UBC professors will engage with the Peachland arts community about their Okanagan Eco Art Incubator project. Holland says New Monaco is working with the UBC professors on two other projects. "One is a program we're putting together to develop an Okanagan aesthetic that will help create principals for how buildings and landscapes can be designed so they feel like they're from the Okanagan rather than feeling like they were flown in with a helicopter and dropped down in the Okanagan. We have a major commitment to Peachland to have the community work with us on the design of the buildings, on the shape of the buildings, how they're going to feel, what they're going to look like. We're going to spend some serious time with the community on that and this is a part of that conversation." Holland says the UBC professors will go across the valley talking to all the different communities about a series of questions that they are developing about how to get people to talk about what really the Okanagan means and feels from an artistic and aesthetic point of view and they are going to start that process in Peachland. "We're doing it in conjunction with our project because I want hear what people think about that because that will help us shape how the buildings look," Holland said. Holland says New Monaco has also agreed to fund a multi-year film project. The film project will use time-lapse photography showing the change in the land from when the project starts all the way through to when construction is completed. Holland says they will also be working with UBC advanced engineers to look for water and wastewater innovations that can be applied to the development. They will be working with UBC, the district, Fortis, and others on the project, which is expected to begin in about six weeks and last an entire year. "We'll have two engineers with PhDs working full-time on it looking for the most advanced best innovative approach that has the least environmental impact we can get," Holland said. "We have been working very hard to get UBC, Okanagan College and other educational institutions into Peachland. We think that Peachland's population has a lot of educated people and people who really like learning and being part of educational environments so we're going to do what we can to help bring them in. Because we're doing a master plan community we have the ability to offer them things that other people can't and them very interested in coming." Holland says that while acknowledging that UBC needs to stay centred on its main campus, they will be offering them the opportunity to have a small physical presence on the site to allow UBC to connect more closely with the community. Since then, New Monaco vice president of development Mark Holland has been in detailed discussions with key medical, educational and technology operators to recruit tenants and develop strategic partnerships. In a recent interview with The View, Holland said their intention is to submit a zoning application to the district immediately after summer and spend the fall consulting with the community. The proposed development will begin with the construction of medical, commercial and boutique retail buildings that would bring jobs and will later include multi-density residential areas, as well as strong arts presence throughout the neighbourhood. In addition to a partnership on several projects with UBC that was the focus of last week's story, Holland has also made progress in recruiting medical and high-tech tenants to the new development site. "We have a significant growing interest in a number of major areas we've been working in, particularly high technology. I've got an enormous interest for high tech companies. It turns out a lot of them really like Peachland," Holland said. New Monaco has entered into a partnership with the Okanagan Film Commission to help attract companies, such as those that specialize in motion capture and animation, to the Okanagan from Vancouver, Los Angeles, and other cities. "We can't build a building for them today, because we're still a couple years away from being able to have a building that people can occupy, but the interest is very, very high," Holland told The View. "One thing we're particularly pleased about was that the mayor [and CAO Elsie Lemke] came with us to Vancouver and spent the entire day with us helping recruit high tech companies... The mayor and Elsie are working very hard to bring economic development and help us recruit companies and we're very grateful for that." Additionally, Holland confirms that several medical companies have signed memorandums of understanding to locate at New Monaco, including an MRI company and an integrated health services company that specializes in a variety of areas such as fitness, physiotherapy, and orthopedics. Once they have submitted a zoning application to the district, Holland says they will spend time consulting with the public about things such as form and character. "We are committed to consultation on what buildings look like and how big they are. We are going to be doing extensive consultation with the community about that," Holland says. "We want to have some good consultation on health and wellness needs, as we develop out our health and medical cluster, as to what people would like to see and what they need, including seniors," Holland said. "The other area of consultation or relationships that we want to start on much more seriously now than we have in the past is with the businesses in Peachland." Despite uncertain global economic conditions, the New Monaco vice president of development plans to continue moving ahead. "The one thing that we have that we are lucky about is we own the land and we have patient money behind the project," Holland said. "Many developers have to get it built and sold quickly because they need to use those profits to keep the lights on and move forward. We're fortunate at this stage in the project with the investors that we have, we've been able to be patient. So the fact that the world's economy is not doing so well, we're okay with that." Holland says that instead of building and hoping people turn up, they're being very careful in how they choose tenants. "We've built the concept of the village and of New Monaco directly around what specific companies want," Holland said. "Even though the world's markets don't look so positive, there is still a lot of business going on and a lot of people are moving and a lot of companies are growing. That's how we've been doing it - being patient and very carefully fitting this in - so it's a very attractive place to be for a certain select group of companies that we're pretty sure will be very happy to come." Holland also commented on how some of the other proposed medical related projects on the Westside might impact what New Monaco is trying to achieve. "The more health projects that happen in the Central Okanagan, the better for all of us," Holland said, adding that a growing number of retirees in the region will add increased demand. "The health demands are going to be huge. We don't want people feeling that they don't want to move to the Okanagan because the health waiting lines are too long. We need a lot of health services here," Holland said. "The other thing is when you end up with a university with a medical school, a great regional hospital and a lot of other health services ... the more of those opportunities that you have here, the more doctors you get, the more nurses you get, the more specialists you get and you need those facilities and those services here." Holland says his hope is to successfully complete the zoning of the project by the end of the year. After that they expect to spend a short time on subdivision, before moving on to development permits and the detailed construction design of road access, water, sewer, and the first buildings. Holland says he hopes the first buildings will be under construction in late 2014. "I truly believe New Monaco will create a 21st-century vision of sustainable living," says Mark Holland, VP of Development. "We want to create Canada's healthiest sustainable community," says Mark Holland, who himself won B.C. Planner of the year in 2010. Mark Holland, VP Development 250 713 9789 mark.holland@newmonaco.ca Mark Holland Interview - Sept. 30, 2011

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