Barrie's new Urban Design Guidelines

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With the implementation of Barrie’s new Official Plan, it's time to create City-wide Urban Design Guidelines (UDG). The draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines were guided by the feedback received from public consultation and stakeholder engagement during the development of the Official Plan. Throughout consultation, the community consistently voiced the need for a higher standard of urban design in development across the city.

For a consistent and coordinated policy framework for the City of Barrie, the draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines have been revised to consider the approved Official Plan with Provincial modifications as well as the first draft of the City’s new Comprehensive Zoning By-law (in progress).

Closed - Feedback Collection (first draft)

Feedback was collected on the first working draft of the proposed Urban Design Guidelines. The At a Glance document outlines the Building Types and Demonstration Plans found in the Draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines in a short, easy-to-read format.

Highlights from the first working draft include:

  • Area Specific Guidelines
    • Urban Growth Centre, Strategic Growth Areas, Major Transit Stations Areas, Historic Neighbourhoods, Employment Non-Industrial
  • Context, Site & Building Design by Building Type (High-rise, Mid-rise, Low-Rise, Flex, Rowhouse) and Building Uses (Residential, Mixed-use, Retail, Commercial, Employment, Community Hub)

Coming soon - Feedback Collection (second draft)

In fall 2024, a second draft of the proposed UDG will be shared here and further feedback will be collected.

Next steps

Once finalized, a staff report with the final new Guidelines will be presented to Council in conjunction with the new Zoning By-law for consideration and endorsement.

With the implementation of Barrie’s new Official Plan, it's time to create City-wide Urban Design Guidelines (UDG). The draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines were guided by the feedback received from public consultation and stakeholder engagement during the development of the Official Plan. Throughout consultation, the community consistently voiced the need for a higher standard of urban design in development across the city.

For a consistent and coordinated policy framework for the City of Barrie, the draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines have been revised to consider the approved Official Plan with Provincial modifications as well as the first draft of the City’s new Comprehensive Zoning By-law (in progress).

Closed - Feedback Collection (first draft)

Feedback was collected on the first working draft of the proposed Urban Design Guidelines. The At a Glance document outlines the Building Types and Demonstration Plans found in the Draft City-Wide Urban Design Guidelines in a short, easy-to-read format.

Highlights from the first working draft include:

  • Area Specific Guidelines
    • Urban Growth Centre, Strategic Growth Areas, Major Transit Stations Areas, Historic Neighbourhoods, Employment Non-Industrial
  • Context, Site & Building Design by Building Type (High-rise, Mid-rise, Low-Rise, Flex, Rowhouse) and Building Uses (Residential, Mixed-use, Retail, Commercial, Employment, Community Hub)

Coming soon - Feedback Collection (second draft)

In fall 2024, a second draft of the proposed UDG will be shared here and further feedback will be collected.

Next steps

Once finalized, a staff report with the final new Guidelines will be presented to Council in conjunction with the new Zoning By-law for consideration and endorsement.

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  • UDG Feedback - first draft

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