- Functional and aesthetically pleasing verandahs or street canopies are provided where beneficial
On most commercial streets in Auckland there is a longstanding pattern of verandahs projecting from buildings, providing weather protection to pedestrians and contributing to the local urban character.
Verandahs or canopies can reinforce the rhythm of multiple retail frontages, add to the architectural articulation of the buildings and allow opportunities for integrated signage to create a comfortable and visually rich pedestrian environment. This in turn attracts more people to use the street and brings associated economic benefits to local businesses.
Verandahs provide weather protection for building frontages and entrances, sun protection for window displays, and protection from the elements for pedestrians.