Village of Gurnee--East Grand Design Guideline Overlay


 
Structures and Facades:
Table of Figures

Figure 1: The top figure illustrates the preferred location of a new building as it provides most of the parking in the rear. The bottom drawing illustrates the existing conditions where most of the parking is located in the front.

Figure 2: Offsetting multiple stories decreases the bulkiness of a structure.
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Figure 3: Profile of offsetting.

Figure 4: Avoiding flat rooflines adds interest to the shopping center.
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Figure 5: Eaves and cornices add character to a building, as does a terrace for customer use.

Figure 6: If Permitted uses or zoning standards allow the non-recommended relationship, then additional setbacks and/or taller landscaping may be required to soften transitional relationships.
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Figure 7: This facade includes varying materials, colors, and shapes which make it interesting and attractive.

Figure 8: Diverse colors and materials emphasize the entrance to the building.
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Figure 9: Earthy colors and blue accents (that complement the sign color) transform this bulky building to a more interesting and attractive structure.

Figure 10: A simple door with pedestrian scale decor.
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Figure 11: Main entrances are emphasized by pronounced design features such as this canopy and decorative sign.

Figure 12: Decorative awnings improve the look of an old building. In this picture, the awnings add color and character to the facade.
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Figure 13: This store has permanent awnings above the windows and a large canopy above the entrance.
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Figure 14: Franchise architecture.
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Figure 15: This fast food restaurant is sensitive to the architecture of the design and character of the surrounding buildings.
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