Urban Design Guidelines for Large-Format Retail

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Façade: the principal face of a building (also referred to as the front wall)

Foundation planting: planting that extends along a building wall and hides the foundation

Glazing: clear or lightly tinted glass windows

Pedestrian walkway: sidewalk on private property

Property line: the legal boundary of a property

Setback: the required distance from a road, property line, or another structure, within which no building can be located

Sidewalk: unobstructed concrete or paved area for pedestrian travel in the public right-of-way

Stacking lane: an on-site queuing lane for motorized vehicles, which is separated from other vehicular traffic and pedestrian circulation by barriers, markings or signs

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Figures Description
Figures 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20b, 21a, 21b, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29: Ottawa, Ontario.  City of Ottawa
Figures 2, 8, 9, 17: N/A, City of Ottawa
Figure 7: Hull, Quebec.  City of Ottawa
Figure 14: Toronto, Ontario.  Taylor Harriri Pontarini Architects
Figure 16: N/A, Adapted from IBI Group
Figure 19: Markham, Ontario.  City of Ottawa
Figure 20a: Easton, Ohio.  www.eastontowncentre.com
Figure 23: Calgary, Alberta.  City of Ottawa
Figure 25: US Environmental Protection Agency
Figure 27: Kingston, Ontario.  City of Ottawa