Providence: Small-Town City Living Earns BALA Award

Filed in Awards, Design, Land Development by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments

A streetscape in the Village of Providence, winner of the BALA Community of the Year award.

The Village of Providence in Huntsville, Ala., started as a developer’s dream to capture the lifestyle of a small town with the convenience of city living. And while its success is apparent on many levels, it may be best measured by its recent recognition as the 2014 Community of the Year in NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards, recognizing excellence in community development and design.

In Providence, the streets are narrower, the radius of street corners, and the placement of trees and sidewalks all make walking the priority. Planners sited homes on each lot with care, making them both inviting and private.

The community’s architects designed front porches to be inviting but allow enough distance for seclusion. Commercial buildings continue the look and feel of the community using traditional architecture that blends into the overall aesthetic.

You can read all about how the developers turned this dream into a reality in the Spring 2015 issue of Best in American Living magazine.


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