Community Design Manual


Client: Town of Penetanguishene
Date: 2014

The Community Design Manual we developed for the Town of Penetanguishene directs the design of developments to create a built environment that supports community well-being, while being consistent with the existing character of the community and its vision for the future. The provisions of this Design Manual are unique, in that they:

  1. Help streamline development review
  2. Are easily understood
  3. Allow for alternative compliance
  4. Are performance based
  5. Provide assurance to the quality of new developments throughout the community

The Design Manual is a foundation of design direction for all development projects, by ensuring projects are reviewed for:

  • Quality of the public realm;
  • Human-scale and pedestrian oriented;
  • Interconnected and facilitative active lifestyles;
  • Sensitive to the natural and built environment; and,
  • Support active transportation