A Portrait of New Urbanism

<p>Terrain.org profiles Bradburn Village, a successful New Urbanist project in Westminster, Colorado. As one resident puts it, 'Bradburn is designed around community.'</p>
July 25, 2008, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Bradburn Village is a $220 million, 125-acre New Urbanist community located in suburban Westminster, Colorado. Four distinct neighborhoods are an easy walk from a pedestrian-friendly village core-with shops, restaurants, office space, live/work units, and a mix of a residences interspersed with parks and community centers, adjacent to a regional open space trail system. Of the more than 300 single-family homes, 42 will be solar-powered, making Bradburn Village host to the largest solar-powered neighborhood in Colorado, according to representatives of McStain Homes. A total of 865 residential units is expected at buildout."

"There's been much debate about the "social engineering" aspects of traditional neighborhood design. In Bradburn Village, though, there's little doubt by the developers or residents that amenities and town design-usable front porches, pocket parks, wide sidewalks, short setbacks, smaller home lots, and interesting places to walk to-work to bring neighbors together."

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Published on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Terrain.org
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