Commercial built form standards -- Urban Design Manual

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Consultation has concluded. On December 9, 2019, City council approved the new Commercial Built Form Standards. 

Picture of single storey brick commercial strip mall building with large ground to roof glass windows, glass door entrance. Two people are walking in front of store. Strip of grass with plantings and a sidewalk lies between storefront and a road with stop lights in background. There are two other people walking on the sidewalk. A large truck is passing through the intersection at the stoplights.

The Commercial Built Form Standards provide clear directions and criteria for the design of commercial space across the City, with the exception of Downtown, which is subject to the Downtown Built Form Standards.

The standards consider opportunities associated with neighbourhood commercial, main street commercial, large commercial sites, mixed use development and vehicle oriented uses, and provide recommendations related to best practices in built form and public realm design. They provide solutions to ensure that new development is compatible with the local context. The standards have also been tested through the creation of demonstration plan concepts.

On December 9, 2019 the Guelph Commercial Built Form Standards (November 25, 2019) will be considered by Council for approval. View the staff report.

For additional information, please visit the project’s webpage on the City of Guelph website.

The Commercial Built Form Standards provide clear directions and criteria for the design of commercial space across the City, with the exception of Downtown, which is subject to the Downtown Built Form Standards.

The standards consider opportunities associated with neighbourhood commercial, main street commercial, large commercial sites, mixed use development and vehicle oriented uses, and provide recommendations related to best practices in built form and public realm design. They provide solutions to ensure that new development is compatible with the local context. The standards have also been tested through the creation of demonstration plan concepts.

On December 9, 2019 the Guelph Commercial Built Form Standards (November 25, 2019) will be considered by Council for approval. View the staff report.

For additional information, please visit the project’s webpage on the City of Guelph website.

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    Consultation has concluded. On December 9, 2019, City council approved the new Commercial Built Form Standards. 
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