The way a street looks and feels is critical to creating safe and attractive environments which draw people to an area. The character of a street is determined by everything from the front of the building forwards.
A quality development should not only be designed to address the site, it should also contribute to and enhance the street. By contributing to a better public realm a development can enhancing the desirability of a neighbourhood, thus increasing its value to buyers and tenants. First impressions also count, the perceived quality of a development when viewed from the street will influence its value and desirability to potential buyers and tenants.
This section provides advice on the elements of a mixed use development and site design that contribute to creating a successful street.