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Parking Lot & Drive-Through Urban Design Guidelines

The Town is establishing a set of Parking Lot and Drive-Through Urban Design Guidelines (Design Guidelines). The Design Guidelines will incorporate the general urban design, environmental, and transportation policies and concepts from the Town’s Official Plan, while addressing land use, built form, and landscaping for parking lots and drive-through facilities. The Design Guidelines will set out to promote development that is safe, accessible, attractive, and environmentally conscious.  

The Design Guidelines will apply Town-wide and are intended to provide guidelines that developers, designers and reviewers of parking lots and drive-through facilities will apply to help address Official Plan policies, Zoning By-law regulations and the Town’s Thinking Green Development Standards, along with other applicable Town policies and standards.

The Town has engaged the planning consultants M. Behar Planning & Design Inc. (MBPD) to undertake the Design Guidelines.

Information & Current Report

The most recent report regarding the Town's Parking Lot & Drive Through Urban Design Guidelines was made to Council on February 19, 2020: 

Background Report

The Design Guidelines Background Report analyses existing parking lot and drive-through facilities within the Town, reviews Provincial, Regional and Municipal policies that are relevant to the draft Urban Design Guidelines, and examines best practices. The research undertaken in the Background Report will assist with the preparation of the Design Guidelines and provides observations and key considerations for parking lots and drive-through facilities. The Background Report can be found here:

Council Workshop

On April 10, 2018 a Council Workshop was held to present an overview of the draft Design Guidelines process to Council. The input received at the Council Workshop will be used to assist with the preparation of the draft Design Guidelines. Materials related to the Council Workshop can be found here:

Community Public Open House

On June 5th the Town hosted a Community Public Open House at the Civic Centre (19000 Leslie Street). The event provided residents an opportunity to come and meet with staff to learn more about Town programs, services and key projects, including the draft Parking Lot and Drive-Through Urban Design Guidelines project.  

Have your say on the Town’s Parking Lot and Drive Through Urban Design Guidelines

The Parking Lot and Drive Through Urban Design Guidelines are intended to promote parking lot and drive-through development in our community that is safe, accessible, attractive, and environmentally conscious. The creation of the Guidelines involved extensive public and stakeholder consultation, and the final draft is now available for members of the public to review and provide comment on until March 20, 2020. Town staff will be addressing the comments received and incorporating any necessary changes to the Guidelines before Council provides final approval. Comments and questions can be submitted to Adam Robb, Senior Planner at arobb@eastgwillimbury.ca. 

How Can I Provide Feedback?

Town Staff are looking for your input! You can submit your comments online or you can contact:

Adam Robb, Senior Planner

Town of East Gwillimbury
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon ON, L0G 1V0
Phone: 905-478-4283 ext.3872
email: arobb@eastgwillimbury.ca

To provide feedback on the Design Guidelines, please provide your email address and comments below:

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