OTONABEE SOUTH MONAGHAN, ON
SAFE HARBOUR DEVELOPMENTS INC.
URBAN DESIGN / ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES
2008 TO PRESENT
MHBC was retained by Safe Harbour Developments Inc. to assist them through the planning process for the development of Burnham Meadows, a new community providing a mix of uses and living options in the south end of Donwood in Otonabee-South Monaghan. This proposal involved an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and a Draft Plan of Subdivision. As a component of the overall community development, the client requested the preparation of design controls to assist potential builders with maintaining the character of the surrounding landscape. MHBC worked with the client to prepare a complete set of Urban Design Guidelines to establish a set of principles that will achieve a sense of place and community cohesion upon full build-out of the community. Emphasis was placed on initiatives to encourage pedestrian movement, built form, fenestration, preservation of the natural environment, and a public realm that reflects and respects the existing rural character of the surrounding area.