Break Discussion on Design – Barry Petit, SBP Design Consulting
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Q: 1-off vs. collective design? A: Single good design piece can influence design
Q: What about the expense? Will it deter companies? A: Simple design can be less expensive. Make sure to talk to developers early to guide the design rather than react to something you don’t like. Think about setting the bar with good, basic design fundamentals.
Q: What is the impact of design on the tax base? Maple Grove is still successful? A: This type of development is easily replaced by a place that is designed better.
Q: How can you influence corporate users, especially ones with a standard design portfolio? A: Have guidelines in place, otherwise you’re being arbitrary and capricious.