At Crofton Springs, a river runs through it, literally. This highly compact development is organized around a stream that acts as a focal point for the community while also siphoning stormwater off the main master storm detention system. Green spaces branch off of the stream, prioritizing social connection through pedestrian activity – walking! – over the car and typical primacy of the garage. A reduction in road infrastructure allowed for high density with homes oriented towards pathways and shared greens rather than the streets. Cars are divorced from the homes; parking is handled in carriage house car courts, increasing the number and variety of units, while providing watchful eyes over the parking courts for security. Homes that do have parking have tuck-under basement parking to further increase the efficiency of land use and devote more area to green space.
“If you want to see the cutting edge of planning and suburban density, come to Crofton Springs.” – BUILDERnews Magazine
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Crofton Springs: Blending Old, New and the Future
2006 Builder’s Choice Merit Award in Community Design