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Traditional Neighborhood Development                       (TND)                         Eric Hove                        ...
What is Traditional Neighborhood                     Development?• Also called New Urbanism, village-style development, or...
Why does TND make sense? • Sprawl is costly      – More water/sewer, fire/police, schools      – Higher fuel/maintenance c...
TND in New England                                      Downtown                                      Concord,            ...
TND in New England                                      Southfield                                      Proposed Village  ...
Churchill Homes—Holyoke, MA                                      Hope VISmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit      Tradition...
South Village—South Burlington, VT                                      • 330 units- mix of types                         ...
Why does TND make sense?• TND is cost-effective;      – Uses existing infrastructure      – Reduces need for auto ownershi...
Overview of TND Principles•   Principle       1:    Town Center and Edges•   Principle       2:    Connectivity•   Princip...
Principle 1: Town Center and Neighborhood                    Edges• Town center anchored by                              T...
TND Principle 2: Connectivity                                      Street                                       GridSmart ...
Principle 3: Walkability                             can you find the pedestrian?Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit      ...
Principle 4: Mixed Uses                                                       residences                                  ...
Principle 5: Mixed Housing                                           accessory dwelling unit         multi-family homesSma...
Principle 6: Compatible Architecture       local formsSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit   Traditional Neighborhood Devel...
Principle 7: Community-Oriented Urban Design                                                          front porches       ...
TND Principle 8: Vibrant Neighborhood                     Districts     16th Street in the 1920’sSmart Growth / Smart Ener...
What steps are necessary to make TND                      happen?I. Design PrinciplesSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit  ...
What steps are necessary to make TND                happen?I .Design PrinciplesII. Charrette     public participationSmart...
Visualizations  South Coast Rail— Fall River Depot Station AreaSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit   Traditional Neighborh...
South Coast Rail                                       Fall River Depot Station                                       Phot...
What steps are necessary to make TND                happen?I .Design PrinciplesII. CharretteIII. Zoning RevisionsSmart Gro...
TND Resources• South Village     – www.southvillage.com• Churchill Homes     – www.dietzarch.com/projects_churchill.html• ...
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Innovative Zoning Strategies Workshop - Traditional neighborhood development

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  1. 1. Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) Eric Hove Regina Villa Associates Senior Regional Planner South Coast RailAdapted from the Massachusetts SmartGrowth / Smart Energy ToolkitSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  2. 2. What is Traditional Neighborhood Development?• Also called New Urbanism, village-style development, or neo-traditional planning;• Mixes residential, commercial and civic uses in a compact area;• Balances public and private space to enhance identity and value;• Builds community, promotes walkability, and increases affordability;• Use traditional cities, towns, villages as a model for the future.Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  3. 3. Why does TND make sense? • Sprawl is costly – More water/sewer, fire/police, schools – Higher fuel/maintenance costs for drivers • Sprawl is time-consuming – Longer commutes/more traffic congestion = less time for family, community, leisure • Sprawl is unhealthy – More roads increase air/water pollution – Greater distances = less walking, cyclingSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  4. 4. TND in New England Downtown Concord, MassachusettsSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  5. 5. TND in New England Southfield Proposed Village Center (formerly the South Weymouth Naval Air Station)Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  6. 6. Churchill Homes—Holyoke, MA Hope VISmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  7. 7. South Village—South Burlington, VT • 330 units- mix of types • Community Farm (CSA) • Preserved Open Space Photos courtesy of Bob MitchellSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  8. 8. Why does TND make sense?• TND is cost-effective; – Uses existing infrastructure – Reduces need for auto ownership• TND is time-saving; – Reduces vehicle trips and commute times• TND promotes health and safety; – Walkable communities – Increased opportunity for energy efficiencySmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  9. 9. Overview of TND Principles• Principle 1: Town Center and Edges• Principle 2: Connectivity• Principle 3: Walkability• Principle 4: Mixed Uses• Principle 5: Mixed Housing• Principle 6: Compatible Architecture• Principle 7: Community-Oriented Design• Principle 8: Vibrant Neighborhood DistrictsSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  10. 10. Principle 1: Town Center and Neighborhood Edges• Town center anchored by Town Edge – village green – residential and commercial buildings – transit stop Civic Buildings• Town edges…• Civic buildings are prominent landmarks that terminate views and inspire Town community purpose CenterSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  11. 11. TND Principle 2: Connectivity Street GridSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  12. 12. Principle 3: Walkability can you find the pedestrian?Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  13. 13. Principle 4: Mixed Uses residences above retail stores transit-friendly shopping district TND Main StreetSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  14. 14. Principle 5: Mixed Housing accessory dwelling unit multi-family homesSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  15. 15. Principle 6: Compatible Architecture local formsSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  16. 16. Principle 7: Community-Oriented Urban Design front porches period streetlights Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  17. 17. TND Principle 8: Vibrant Neighborhood Districts 16th Street in the 1920’sSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  18. 18. What steps are necessary to make TND happen?I. Design PrinciplesSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  19. 19. What steps are necessary to make TND happen?I .Design PrinciplesII. Charrette public participationSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  20. 20. Visualizations South Coast Rail— Fall River Depot Station AreaSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  21. 21. South Coast Rail Fall River Depot Station PhotomontageSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  22. 22. What steps are necessary to make TND happen?I .Design PrinciplesII. CharretteIII. Zoning RevisionsSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development
  23. 23. TND Resources• South Village – www.southvillage.com• Churchill Homes – www.dietzarch.com/projects_churchill.html• Congress for the New Urbanism – www.cnu.org/• Other TND projects – www.tndtownpaper.com/neighborhoods.htm• South Coast Rail – www.mass.gov/southcoastrailSmart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Traditional Neighborhood Development

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