The Town is working on design standards that will look at ways to improve our streetscapes in Business Improvement Areas (BIA’s) in Keswick, Pefferlaw, Jackson’s Point and Sutton. Streetscapes are urban roadway designs that influence the way a street is used by both motorists and pedestrians serving as important gateways to various areas of our community.
Streetscaping recognizes that streets are public places where people engage in various activities not just limited to motor vehicle travel. Improved streetscaping elements can include such items as street furniture, trees, road crossing sections and open spaces. All can be integrated to help form the street’s character.
In 2017, Council directed Town staff to establish standards that will assist the municipality in achieving the visions for the Town’s streetscape. Moreover, these visions shall also enable modernization of the Town’s BIA’s functionalities and upgrade their respective aesthetics.
Public engagement is an important component of the process, helping to determine what elements should be considered for each Business Improvement Area. Town staff and the consultant attended a number of public events in 2019 to discuss the streetscape. A survey was provided at these events, as well as online.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the public engagement opportunities.
For any questions, contact Stephanie Fraser – Landscape Architectural Planner - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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