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City approves Streetscape and Façade Design Guidelines

February 3, 2016 - As part of the City’s Downtown Revitalization project in Kawartha Lakes, Streetscape and Façade Design Guidelines for Coboconk, Norland, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay were approved by Council at the January 26th meeting. The Guidelines accompany documents previously created for Omemee in 2006.

The Streetscape and Façade Design Guidelines were developed following a series of design workshops, public meetings, and feedback from each community’s Advisory Committee members. The streetscape portion of the Guidelines includes street lighting, gateway elements, pavements, greening, and street furnishings such as benches and bike racks. The façade segment offers insight into elements such as business signage and lighting, awnings, and overall composition of the external views of the buildings.

“Now that the Guidelines have been approved by Council, they will be included in area-specific Downtown Revitalization strategic planning for each of the communities,” said Economic Development Officer Vaughn Finch. “The Guidelines offer theme and style recommendations that will be considered by downtown landowners, business owners, and by City staff when preparing detailed designs for future improvement and development projects.”

Mr. Finch explained that enhanced streetscapes will encourage residents and visitors to seek out our downtowns. The improved building facades and overall aesthetic appeal will encourage business relocation to these areas while also encouraging the development of improved residential opportunities.

To view the Guidelines or for more information on the Downtown Revitalization project please visit or contact:

Vaughn Finch, Economic Development Officer

705-324-9411 extension 1396

The Streetscape and Façade Design Guidelines were prepared by Stempski Kelly Associates Inc., and were funded in part by OMAFRA’s Rural Economic Development Fund from the Province of Ontario.


About Kawartha Lakes Economic Development:

The Economic Development office at 180 Kent Street in Lindsay provides business support services to all business sectors; with an emphasis on agriculture, tourism, business retention & expansion, innovation, arts, culture and heritage, small business and entrepreneurship.

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