Commercial built form standards -- Urban Design Manual

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

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

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

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

  • Draft Commercial Built Form Standards

    22 days ago

    Review the Draft Commercial Built Form Standards and provide comments on the draft!

    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. This includes building setbacks, circulation, site layout, landscaping, parking and access. The standards consider opportunities associated with neighbourhood commercial, main street commercial, large commercial sites, mixed use development and vehicle oriented uses. The standards have also been tested through the creation of demonstration plan concepts.

    Share your feedback on the Commercial Built Form Standards...

    Review the Draft Commercial Built Form Standards and provide comments on the draft!

    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. This includes building setbacks, circulation, site layout, landscaping, parking and access. The standards consider opportunities associated with neighbourhood commercial, main street commercial, large commercial sites, mixed use development and vehicle oriented uses. The standards have also been tested through the creation of demonstration plan concepts.

    Share your feedback on the Commercial Built Form Standards by emailing uds@guelph.ca by November 5, 2019.