Undertake an analysis of the wider area to help understand the characteristics of the street, including the built environment and private open spaces that line its edges.
Reference or repeat existing patterns of setbacks from front and side boundaries, and reinforce or repeat landscaping. This will help the new development fit within the existing area and reinforce a sense of place.
Design the apartment development so that the massing of the building reinforces the street edge.
The building frontage that faces the street should be well composed with careful attention to the arrangement of its components, such as entrances, windows and canopies, to support an attractive pedestrian experience.
Consider the types of fencing that have been used along the street and complement these where possible.
Car parking should be contained to the rear or within structures (e.g. in the basement) so as not to be visible from the street.