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Council approves new design standards for Guelph

Urban design concepts for Gordon Street also endorsed by Council Guelph, Ont., April 10, 2018—Last night Council approved new built-form standards for mid-rise building and townhouses. The standards are part of the City’s Urban Design Manual and provide clear direction on the design  of new residential and mixed-use mid-rise (four to six storeys) and townhouse (cluster, stacked and street-oriented) developments in Guelph. The standards address how a site will function  and be designed to implement the vision established in the City’s Official Plan. The document also provides recommendations for a future zoning bylaw review. “These new standards provide a thoughtful and consistent approach to evaluating building design while allowing for innovation and supporting design excellence,” says David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer. “The standards will… Continue reading Council approves new design standards for Guelph

Help develop design standards for townhouses and midrise buildings

Join us for a public workshop Guelph, Ont., March 16, 2017 – The City is developing new standards for townhouses and midrise buildings that will include building design, building height, landscaping, public and open spaces, parking and property access. Attend a public workshop to help us establish these draft design directions. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to work in smaller groups to discuss and provide input on key design elements for townhouses and midrise buildings. Join for one of two sessions: Wednesday, March 22 3:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guelph City Hall, Room 112 Please register your attendance by Tuesday, March 21. If you require assistance with registration, please call Planning Services at 519-837-5615 extension 2459. The resulting built form standards will enable design… Continue reading Help develop design standards for townhouses and midrise buildings

Public workshop: Built Form Standards for townhouses and midrise buildings

We’re creating built form standards for townhouses and midrise buildings to promote design excellence across the city. Join us for a public workshop to help establish draft design directions. Participants will be asked to work in small groups to discuss and provide input on key issues related to townhouses and midrise buildings, including building height and massing, landscaping and open space, amenity space, and parking and access. Attend one of two public workshops: Wednesday, March 22 3:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Room 112, City Hall, Guelph Please register by Tuesday, March 21 if you plan to attend. If you require assistance with registration please call Planning Services at 519-837-5615 extension 2459. Unable to attend? Check out the materials on guelph.ca/urbandesign available after March 28 and email… Continue reading Public workshop: Built Form Standards for townhouses and midrise buildings