Virgil Elementary School Redevelopment Urban Design Guidelines

Project Summary

  • Type: Urban Design, Infi ll/Redevelopment, Heritage Building, Adaptive/Re-use
  • Status: Completed 2012
  • Program: ,

Recognizing the important role the Virgil Elementary School had played in the Virgil community and the historic significance of the single room school building dating back to 1872, the Town retained Quartek Group to prepare urban design guidelines to guide future redevelopment of the site.

Quartek Group provided a comprehensive public engagement process using a workshop format to solicit input from residents and businesses. The outcome of that workshop was used to develop design principles that would then form the basis of the detailed urban design guidelines. Town staff now have a tool to ensure the neighbourhood vision will be considered when development plans are proposed for the property in the future, and reassurance that any redevelopment will result in a high quality public realm for the community.