Richmond Hill Urban Design Guidelines
The urban design built form guidelines prepared by DTAH deal with mid-rise and tall residential and mixed use buildings, neighbourhood plazas, large format retail and institutional buildings for the rapidly expanding Town of Richmond Hill.
The primary purpose of the building design guidelines is to influence the making of functional, memorable, and attractive urban places. The guidelines do not prescribe building style. Rather, they inform how a building should contribute to the public realm, and provide sufficient design flexibility to allow a project to appropriately respond to its immediate context and the planning policy for the area. From an urban design perspective, the majority of building types should adhere to a similar set of objectives and principles. Together, the specific guiding principles should apply to each building type.