Urban Design Guidelines

Row of houses on a street

The Town of Penetanguishene has developed Community Development standards to guide future development within the Town. The Community Design Manual outlines design standards, solutions on planning issues.  Please check out the Community Design Standards Manual January 2014, or in person by visiting the Planning Department at the Town Hall.

The Town of Penetanguishene prides itself on ensuring that good urban design is a priority in all developments within the Town. Urban design is the art of shaping the interaction between people and the places through the arrangement, appearance and functions. It addresses the natural and built environments and influences the process that leads to successful Towns. Or, more succinctly, how buildings fit together to make quality space.

To find out about the history of the Community Design Manual, view the Background Information Pamphlet.