Village of Gurnee--East Grand Design Guideline Overlay


 
Streetscapes:
Table of Figures

Figure 16: Decorative streetlight.

Figure 17: Decorative building light fixtures.

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Figure 18: Tree lighting examples.
Figure 19: Path lighting.
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Figure 20: Decorative path lighting also serves as a safety feature.
Figure 21: Single sign above the main entrance of the building.
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Figure 22: Multiple signs can create confusions for possible visitors.
Figure 23: Example Limited Extension Exception.
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Figure 24: Using the design and materials from the building in the entryway sign creates a sense of continuity.

Figure 25: Examples of letters directly on the wall (top) and letters on sign channel (bottom).
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Figure 26: Notice that the sign does not obstruct drivers' views of the property. The sign fits within the 8' height recommendation.
Figure 27: Monument sign - Notice the landscaping at the base of this sign. There are two faces to this sign, making it viewable by all passersby.
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Figure 28: Display pads - Notice screening landscaping around the pad and pad's dimensions.
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Figure 29: Example of Display Pad Calculations for Multi User Building: User Occupies 50% of Front Building Facade (200' to 100'=50%). Calculations may include 50% of Lot Frontage 300 ft x 50%=150 feet.

150 ft/1display pad per 100 ft. Lot Frontage=1.5 pads.

Display Pad Calculations 1.75 rounded up others rounded down, so example may permit 1 display pad subject to special use review.

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Figure 30: A highlighted principal entry, landscaping and customer amenities create an inviting and attractive building front.
Figure 31: Landscaping is recommended to soften corners of buildings. However, careful design should avoid blocking building signs.
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Figure 32: An aesthetically pleasing entrance (notice the sign design and landscape).

Figure 33 A-D: Different parking conditions and landscaping.
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Figure 34: Attractive landscaping and hardscaping screen this parking lot.

Figure 35: Vegetation screening (notice the sign can still be seen from the main road).
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Figure 36: Trees add visual interst along the sidewalk and parking (notice public amenities).

Figure 37: Islands featuring trees and landscaping add visual interest to islands in this parking lot.
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Figure 38: Pedestrians' amenities can be incorporated into parking lot islands.

Figure 39: Public art.
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Figure 40: Public art.

Figure 41: An aesthetic looking trash receptacle.
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Figure 42: Architecturally unique bike rack (both trash receptacles and the bike rack are made from the same material, color, and similar design).
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