Welden Village is a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND). A Traditional Neighborhood Development is a way to make new communities, based on time tested, placemaking principles and is focused on creating robust, interconnected, and long-lasting, sustainable communities. At Welden Village we have incorporated these specific design elements to encourage and support a healthy and active lifestyle with the neighborhood, places that benefit health and wellness, and make a place for a great quality of life. Unlike a conventional subdivision, where you might only find single-family homes of a single size, type or form and a few recreational amenities, a TND enables and enhances all aspects of daily life by including retail, office, civic and natural areas, in addition to residential architecture in a variety of styles & sizes all within a network of walkable streets, sidewalks and trails.
TNDs emphasize a pedestrian scale. Generally, within a 5-minute walk of every home will be a feature with something worth walking to – whether it be a park, plaza, or playground. Public and private spaces have equal importance, creating a balanced community that serves a wide range of home and business owners. The inclusion of these civic spaces (aka - the Public Realm) – in the form of plazas, greens, parks and squares — enhances community identity and value while providing places to visit frequently within a short walk from a home.
Finally, pedestrians are prioritized at Welden Village. In a TND, people are served by a network of paths, streets and lanes suitable for pedestrians and cars. This provides residents the option of walking, biking or driving to places within their neighborhood. These elements when combined make a TND very different from conventional suburban developments and we think this is something that makes Welden Village distinct and unique.