Livable by Design - Urban Design Manual
The urban design manual will set the framework – through text and illustrations – for desirable and compatible development that sympathetically responds to the surrounding context, maintains and enhances the character of an area and promotes a more sustainable and human approach to development.
The Livable by Design – Urban Design Manual is comprised of three distinct sections, which will implement the Livable Oakville Plan by providing the necessary design direction for assessing development and redevelopment proposals.
Three distinct urban design projects will form the new urban design manual:
- Part A will be a comprehensive set of foundational urban design directives to be applied town-wide (south of Dundas Street) to all forms of development and redevelopment;
- Part B will consist of detailed design documents specifically tailored to and applicable to identified districts and specific land-uses in the town, with each document building upon the direction provided in Part A and then further explored and detailed based on the context and desired results; and
- Part C will be a Site Plan Standards document that combines general design direction (Part A) with technical standards to create a tool for evaluating site plan applications
The new urban design manual is an initiative identified under the ‘Create It’ Vision 2057 strategic direction.
Current Project: Livable by Design – Urban Design Directives (Part A document)
Part B Completed Projects:
Get involved and be heard!
As the component parts of the Urban Design Manual project move forward, visit this webpage for upcoming events, meetings and opportunities to submit your comments. You can also sign up for our project mailing list by emailing UrbanDesignManual@oakville.ca.
For more information contact:
Manager, Urban Design
905-845-6601 ext. 3266