Leytham | Omaha, Nebraska

Developer Herb Freeman’s home, a Georgian mansion that sits in the geographic center of his 160 acres, inspired the design for Leytham, a traditional neighborhood development just outside Omaha, Nebraska. Directing all facets, PlaceMakers delivered master planning, regulatory codes, charrette communications, implementation advisory and, after the charrette itself, brand marketing support.

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Lost Rabbit | Madison, Mississippi

Lost Rabbit, a Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. (DPZ) master planned community, is situated on the Ross Barnett Reservoir, approximately 12 miles northeast of downtown Jackson and just outside the town limits of Madison, Mississippi. The final master plan includes three neighborhoods, each of which follows a distinct planning tradition and includes a broad variety of building types, including mansions, houses, cottages, townhouses, and carriage houses, along with a community center and pool.

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Norton Commons | Louisville, KY

Demonstration is a powerful thing, as the Norton Commons property illustrates nicely. Purchased in the 1930s by the Norton family, it was first used to demonstrate cutting-edge agricultural techniques to local farmers. Today, a group of developers — in partnership with the family and guided by a DPZ master plan — are following suit, demonstrating how the principles of the walkability can be utilized to continue Louisville’s tradition of elegantly planned neighborhoods and parks that accommodate growth while avoiding sprawl.

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Ranson, West Virginia

Having attracted $6 million in grants and loans from three federal agencies, HUD, EPA and DOT, the city of Ranson, West Virginia, contracted with an international team of consultants for Transect-based planning. With the EPA money, the planning partners designed proposals for re-purposing six brownfield sites for new businesses. HUD funding provided resources for a rezoning approach to guide smarter growth and redevelopment. And the DOT grant enabled the redesign of a key corridor into a connective boulevard and plans for the transformation of historic Charles Washington Hall in Charles Town into a commuter center, strengthening links between regional rail and regional residents.

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Sage | Bruderheim, Alberta

In the summer of 2008, PlaceMakers (operating originally as T-Six Urbanists) were engaged by Greenview Developments to conduct a week-long on-site public charrette to design a new neighborhood for the Town of Bruderheim’s northwest quadrant. Bruderheim is a small prairie town located approximately 30kms northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. Bruderheim sits amidst a one-hundred-acre+ industrial area known as “Upgrader Alley” focused on value-added oil processing and related activities. 

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The Town of Whitehall, Delaware

Whitehall is a traditional neighborhood development on 1,555 acres of undulating landscape overlooking the C&D Canal, with fingers of wetlands providing a unique environment set in traditionally agricultural land. The villages and towns of Whitehall are enabled by right under the New Castle County Hamlet and Village Design, an earlier PlaceMakers project.

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The Waters | Pike Road, Alabama

Planned as a billion dollar, 2,400 unit endeavor, The Waters is a traditional neighborhood development (TND) just outside Montgomery, Alabama, and the second PlaceMakers client from that state to benefit from a full palette of PlaceMakers service offerings: Planning and Urban Design; Coding; Implementation Advisory; and Sales and Marketing.

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Wind Walk | Foothills, Alberta

Mike Holmes is a Canadian celebrity with growing international acclaim. Famous as Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor, Mike is best known for his renovation rescues on the international hit television series Holmes on Homes. Wind Walk is Mike’s first venture into homebuilding at the community scale and Holmes Communities represents the culmination of his career-long crusade against the poor quality that plagues the homebuilding and development industries.

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Woodstock, Georgia

With the rapidly-approaching opening of a new I-575 interchange, growth is coming to Woodstock, Georgia’s Ridgewalk Parkway. That much we can count on, as multiple parcels are poised to build out. But how? Envision Ridgewalk Village was an opportunity for everyone, residents and business interests alike, to help shape what’s next. What kind of place would deliver the greatest value on this emerging corridor? To neighbors. To property owners. To the city.

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