The historic legacy community of Sault Ste. Marie brought in McKenna to devise a form-based code to improve the walkability and vibrancy of its core. Engaging in a four-day charrette that included an overview of the historic development pattern of the City, McKenna devised a Form-Based Code that capitalized on “the Soo’s” unique identity. The Charrette developed a collaborative Regulating Plan for the Form-Based Code area, in essence crowdsourcing the Zoning Map.
The Form-Based Code especially focused on unifying the City’s multi-centric downtown, promoting the redevelopment of important corridors to link activity nodes. The Code included building types and specific triggers for when each type of building should be built.Project Download