Lubbock, TX, August 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Vintage Township, a newly-developed neighborhood in Lubbock Texas, has been surveyed under regulations, and has officially met the requirements of a Traditional Neighborhood Development. Since its opening in 2007, Vintage Township has been proud to announce its indictment as an official Traditional Neighborhood Development, or TND, and publicizes its qualifications.
To qualify as a TND, a project should include a range of housing types, a network of well-connected streets and blocks, humane public spaces, and have amenities such as stores, schools, and places of worship within walking distance of residences. Vintage Township’s 7 distinguished types of homes include the: Town, Cottage, Village, Neighborhood, Large Neighborhood, Manor and Estate Homes. Also in Vintage Township, commercial uses such as retail, restaurant, entertainment and office are located in a town center and in mixed-use buildings. Such buildings often have commercial uses on the first floor with housing on the floors above. A central plaza or square often is used for public events and activities. The Vintage Town Center is within walking distance of all homes in the neighborhood.
A TND is also limited to the scale of neighborhood or town, and should not be confused with New Urbanism, which encompasses all scales of planning and development, from building to region. Vintage Township’s built environment is planned such that a human scale (a comfortable scale) is achieved. Buildings sit closer to streets and one another. Streets are narrower and on-street parking is encouraged with the specific goal of slowing traffic. All streets are lined with trees. Sidewalks are wide and separated from the street by planted strips. Open space is define and articulated in ways that feel safe and inviting. Such designs enhance pedestrian walkability.
Vintage Township identifies itself with other Traditional Neighborhood Developments:
· Celebration (Orlando, FL.)
· Habersham (Beufort, SC.)
· I’On (Charleston, SC.)
· River Ranch (Lafayette, LA.)
· Vickery (Altanta, GA.)
Each of these neo-traditional neighborhoods meets the requirements of a TND. Residents of Vintage Township and other TNDs are enjoying the convenience and safety that comes with living in this kind of community. Some residents have been actively referring friends who are seeking a Traditional Neighborhood Development and who really appreciate the planning and development behind a neighborhood. For more information on Vintage Township or the qualifications of a Traditional Neighborhood Development, please call 806-771-1117.