Urban Design Plan



An Urban Design Plan (UDP) is a guideline that provides clear design direction for proposed development within a Study Area as defined by the Town. Study Areas may include one or several properties, and represent single or multiple ownerships.

The preparation of an UDP may be required prior to major development, re-development or rezoning in certain prominent areas as defined through the policies of the Town’s Official Plan (OP) and Secondary Plans. Exemptions from this requirement are based on the scope and complexity of the proposal. Proponents should contact the Planning and Development Department to discuss the requirement for an UDP when considering a development proposal.

UDP Terms of Reference (ToR)

In January 2019, Council endorsed Planning and Development Staff Report PL 4-19 (see Attachment #2) regarding Urban Design Plans: Guide, Terms of Reference and Submission Responsibilities. The ToR is a guide for use by developers, landowners and their consultants in the preparation and submission of an UDP. The ToR describes the essential features required to be included in a complete Plan.


An UDP is required to be approved by the Planning and Development Department prior to preconsultation or submission of a development application within the Study Area, unless exempted from this requirement.

Reports and Endorsed Urban Design Plans:

  • Urban Design Plan and Comprehensive Block Plan for the southwest corner of Baldwin Street South and Winchester Road West (PL 43-19)
  • Brock Street and Rossland Road East Urban Design Plan (PL 5-18)
  • Rossland Road West and Des Newman Boulevard Urban Design Plan (PL 38-19)
  • Rossland Road East and Garden Street Urban Design Plan (PL 60-19)