Bradburn Village
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Bradburn Village is Colorado’s first complete Traditional Neighborhood Development based in new urbanist principles of design. Sited adjacent to a major arterial and regional open space the 112 acre site was already fully surrounded by conventional sprawl. Civitas was engaged to design a new, forward looking mixed-use neighborhood that would show the way to better environmental and social patterns for community building.

The project began with a brief charrette that included the developer, consultants marketing consultants. The core idea was to create a gradation of development from active commercial uses along the main arterial, 120th Street, reducing in scale and intensity of residential uses as the development approached Big Dry Creek, the regional open space corridor. The plan is highly developed to provide a scale and visual sequence of movements through the project, dispersing traffic, encouraging walking and biking, and using landmark uses (such as a church) and interior parks to create a sense of place and connection to the Colorado landscape.

The project was built and absorbed quickly and now supports an active community. The plan itself became the exemplar that was used in the Charter for the New Urbanism, a seminal treatise on innovation in community design.

Client: Continuum Partners
Partners: Matrix Engineers, Duany Plater Zyberk (initial charrette)
Completed: 2006
Budget: $100 million +
Location: Westminster, CO