Tag Archives: urban design

Open house: Draft Built Form Standards for Mid-rise Buildings and Townhouses

We’re creating built form standards for mid-rise buildings and townhouses to promote design excellence across the city. When complete, the document will provide City staff, landowners, developers and the public with clear tools for reviewing development proposals on private land, based on the policy direction established in the City’s Official Plan. The draft Built Form Standards document addresses topics such as: Parking; Common amenity areas; Landscaped open space and buffer strips; Tree planting; Building massing, setbacks and transition to surrounding area; Ground floor and street edge design; and, Facade design and materials. Join us for a public open house to review project materials, meet the project team, ask questions or provide comments. Thursday, December 7 6:30–8:30 p.m. Galleria, City Hall, Guelph Unable to attend? Open… Continue reading Open house: Draft Built Form Standards for Mid-rise Buildings and Townhouses

Council approves Guelph’s urban design manual

Volumes 1 and 2 now available Guelph, Ont., November 14, 2017 – Last night, City Council approved two volumes of Guelph’s Urban Design Manual—Volume 1: Urban design vision and Volume 2: Urban design action plan. “The Urban Design Manual will provide a thoughtful and consistent approach to urban design in Guelph,” says David de Groot, senior urban designer with the City of Guelph. “As more people come to live and work in Guelph, urban design plays an increasingly important role in planning and developing more intensified and complete mixed-used neighbourhoods.” Volume 1 describes the urban design vision that will create a complete and distinctive community for Guelph citizens and visitors. Volume 2 details the action plan for shaping urban design in Guelph and is divided… Continue reading Council approves Guelph’s urban design manual

Notice of open house: Concept plans ready for the Gordon Street Intensification Corridor

The City is unveiling urban design concept plans at an open house for key sites along the Gordon Street corridor between Harvard Road and Clairfields Drive. Join us to view project materials, meet the project team, ask questions and provide comments. The open house will take place on: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:30-5:30 p.m. (presentation at 3:45 p.m.) or 6:30-8:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:45 p.m.) Salvation Army Guelph Citadel 1320 Gordon Street The Gordon Street Visioning Document, including more detail on the location of keys sites of the intensification corridor will be available for review on October 17, 2017 at guelph.ca/urbandesign. For more information Please contact us if you have questions, comments, would like to be added to the Gordon Street Intensification Corridor mailing list,… Continue reading Notice of open house: Concept plans ready for the Gordon Street Intensification Corridor

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

Public workshop: Creating Guelph’s urban design manual (Session 2)

Urban design helps create great places where people want to live, work and play. We need your feedback to create an Urban Design Manual for Guelph. Help us determine what actions we should take to improve urban design in our city and what we should do first. Join us for a public workshop. Register online by Wednesday, November 30 if you plan to attend. If you require assistance with registration please call Madeleine Myhill at 519-837-5616 extension 2459.

Public workshop: Creating Guelph’s urban design manual (Session 1)

Urban design helps create great places where people want to live, work and play. We need your feedback to create an Urban Design Manual for Guelph. Help us determine what actions we should take to improve urban design in our city and what we should do first. Join us for a public workshop. Register online by Wednesday, November 30 if you plan to attend. If you require assistance with registration please call Madeleine Myhill at 519-837-5616 extension 2459.

Help create Guelph’s urban design manual

Guelph, Ont., November 18, 2016 – The City of Guelph invites members of the community to provide feedback on the draft Urban Design Manual at a public workshop on Thursday, December 1. “Good urban design is crucial to building an attractive, well-functioning and sustainable Guelph,” says David de Groot, senior urban designer with the City of Guelph. “We’re asking the community to share with us how urban design in our city can be improved, to inform Guelph’s Urban Design Manual.” The public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, at City Hall in room 112. Participants are asked to register by November 30, to attend one of the two available sessions that run 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants who require… Continue reading Help create Guelph’s urban design manual