MAIN STREET DESIGN GUIDELINES
OUR FOCUS IS SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH COLLABORATION, EDUCATION, ART, PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR POLICY, DESIGN AND PLANNING.
SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY LED DESIGN + PLANNING
Local communities have important knowledge and history they can contribute to helping new buildings fit as our city grows. However, many communities often lack the resources or expertise to know where to start. We provide free and low-bono services to fill the gaps in planning support to help those in need.
Design guidelines highlight strategies for new development any community can use to help new development fit better within our most historic areas while leaving room for creativity and innovation.
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