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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

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

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