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Fotenn Planning + Design


Innisfil, ON




4 hectares

Project Role

Master Planning, Urban Design Guidelines, 3D Modeling, Visualizations

Fotenn was retained by The Town of Innisfil to visualize potential development along Innisfil Beach Road, between Lakelands Avenue and 25th Side Road. After successfully completing urban design work and visualizations of the downtown area along Innisfil Beach Road in 2019, The Town reached out to Fotenn with a new assignment, to assist residents and City Council in visualizing what was being proposed in the block’s Zoning By-Law Amendment. I developed the 3D model in close consultation with town staff and quickly produced the visualizations to meet their timelines.

Currently, this section of Innisfil Beach Road is mainly single storey cottages, with large front yard setbacks. We wanted to showcase how the street could transition into a contemporary, mixed-use Ontario mainstreet, providing much needed commercial activity and residential uses across from Innisfil Beach Park and adjacent to Innisfil Beach. 

Of particular concern to residents was the built form along Lakelands Avenue and the interface with the residential properties  abutting the rear yard.

The visualizations helped the Town successfully pass the Zoning By-Law Amendment in December 2020.

Visualizations that help residents and City Council imagine the future of Innisfil Beach Road.

Of particular concern to residents was the rear yard that abuts residential properties. I created this image that showed a fence, significant landscape buffer, laneway, and substantial building setback to help residents understand what effect the new zoning by-law would have on this interface.

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