It all started with a disused tract of land piled with concrete chunks and the remains of a defunct Siemens plant. With a focus on maximizing green space and optimizing every square inch of the property’s impressive 15.5 acres, our team reshaped this valuable but blighted urban area into a serene, green experience. Fifty-six of the development’s townhomes ring a unique centerpiece park in an impressive crescent. More lie secluded in the back of the wooded property. Apartments center on a bucolic pool and clubhouse. But the opportunity brought with it several unique challenges for our designers and developers.
Given the site’s previous heavy manufacturing past, preparations for the project were more extensive than most. Demolishing a leftover concrete slab and clearing the site of environmental hazards took a bit of extra time, but opened the door for us to design remarkable parkland into the plan.