Through this project, the City will use urban design tools to manage change and guide commercial development within Guelph. The focus of this work is to develop standards for a mid-sized city that is intensifying and moving towards more mixed use developments.
Based on the Guelph’s Official Plan, these built form standards will provide clear directions and criteria for the design of new commercial and mixed use buildings across the city (with the exception of the Downtown, which is subject to the Downtown Built Form Standards).
The Commercial Built Form Standards will:
- consider opportunities associated with neighbourhood commercial, main street commercial, larger commercial sites, mixed use development and service commercial uses;
- provide recommendations related to best practices in built form and public realm design;
- provide solutions to ensure that new development is compatible with the local context; and,
- be tested and adapted throughout the process through the creation of demonstration plan concepts.
Documents7 MBPreliminary design directions – 2019 9 MBPublic Open House Display Boards – March 6, 2019
For more information
David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer
Planning and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2358