The goal was to meet the university’s housing shortages by developing a residential community that helps attract and retain the best students, faculty and staff.
HOK’s master plan creates a compact, pedestrian- and bike-oriented community with attractive, efficient homes for a wide range of residents.
Neighborhoods are dense and walkable. Locating townhouses along the edge of streets and open spaces helps define the public realm. The efficient lot planning preserves land for future development.
Community plazas and parks form the heart of the neighborhood and provide residents with shared amenities for recreation, outdoor fitness and interaction. A pedestrian-oriented road links these open spaces.
The walkable and bike-friendly street and sikkah network offers residents several options for alternative transportation.
In addition to the compact community layout, strategies for sustainability include an integrated, site-wide stormwater retention plan. Stormwater retention areas have natural forms and incorporate walking paths. Use of plants and lawns is limited to specific, high impact areas such as open community spaces. Individual units feature efficient floor plans and solar panels.
137 acres / 56 hectares