I am working on improving streetscape of a small suburban node in our township. I need to put some good urban design elements. I found that most urban design guidelines and documents talk about 'urban' elements but this is 'suburban' urban design at a smaller scale. We have couple of supply shops, convenience store etc at the corner and then all single family housing around it.
I am thinking about adding a sitting area, landscaping and trees, new sidewalks, signage and some facade treatments.
Any ideas or suggestions for references?