Torti Gallas, utilizing new urbanist principles, designed a project of sufficient density to allow the client to dedicate a larger number of units to people of lower income. The increased number of lower income units persuaded Arlington County to approve rezoning to accommodate a higher density on the site. Torti Gallas worked extensively with the client, attending numerous community and county meetings in order to convince the County and community neighbors of the value of Avalon Bay's proposed community.
The resultant design is a wonderful community with vibrant streetscapes made possible by having all parking concealed off street. The 2-over-2 and live/work townhomes are rear-loaded off of alleys, and the garden apartments conceal structured parking behind. A village green bordered by a community/pool building will be the perfect center for the community - creating a natural space for gathering as it serves to organize the various product types which make up the community.
20 acre site
3 housing types
690,000 sf of residential units
Construction Phase Services
Site Plan Approval
Baldwin Park Town Center
Centergate at King Farm
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