Currently the only large-scale complex in the area, The Falls consists of a generous cluster of structures over a sprawling 60 acres of land, 40 acres of which are planned into a mini-community – six apartment buildings and nine townhome-style units as well as a leasing office, clubhouse, multipurpose room, exercise area, and two pools. “Normally, we work on projects that are about 10 acres and we’re trying to fit the same program into that space,” says COG Project Manager Matt Palmer. “Being able to spread out and do more with the landscaping here makes this feel like a town within itself.”
Here, as with many of our inspired multi-family projects, the lay of the land dictated the form of the complex’s footprint. A small stream divides the property neatly in half, feeding into a larger stream on the backside of the parcel. We carefully considered the flow of the site – literally, with regard to water – and in terms of the spaces unfolding as residents and guests approach and meander through the complex. An ornamental water tower greets visitors at the end of a long entry road, drawing you in. Once there, travelers have a choice: gravitate toward the larger structures to the south – dense apartment homes with the energy of a small tight-knit community – or wind further north, across the stream and toward a neighboring horse farm and the more secluded cluster of The Falls’ townhomes.