thinc design collaborated with SGL Planning and Urban Design Consultants to develop a streetscape plan and urban design guidelines for Chatham’s historic downtown. Proposed enhancements include paving, street tree planting and street furniture upgrades. Other recommendations focussed on gateway enhancements and improvements to a number of public spaces including Memorial plaza, Tecumseh Park, City Hall and connections over the River.
The design process included meeting with Staff and a working group of local residents and business owners. Public consultation included walking tours of the downtown and two public information sessions to present options and receive feedback on all proposed enhancements.