Opportunity at Blount Springs

 

Opportunity

The Village at Blount Springs is a lucrative and unique opportunity to undertake the completion of a project designed by renowned urban planners Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, whose firm DPZ Partners has received international acclaim for its leadership in new urbanist design.

Crafting a Community

The Village at Blount Springs is a walkable community where neighbors are valued, crime is not a concern, and the community is as important as the individual home. Careful attention has been given to the crafting of streetscapes and the creation of lanes and alleys to encourage movement between public and residential areas. Homes are clustered to provide larger green spaces and parks. Commercial and public spaces are designed to be located near residential zones at the scale of a hamlet, with utilities already in place underground, including water, sewer, gas, electric, and telephone.

Passing of the Baton

Developer John Young and his investors placed their plans for the completion of The Village at Blount Springs on pause in the midst of the economic downturn, deciding to wait until the economy improved and development in Birmingham turned northward. Nearing retirement, John has assembled the remaining properties and decided to pass the baton to a developer who will see the project carried to completion.

Expansion of Northern Birmingham

Following the founding of The Village at Blount Springs, other developers hired DPZ to design a string of new urbanist communities along the I-65 corridor stretching from the foothills of Nashville, Tennessee to coastal Mobile, Alabama. The success of nearby Mt. Laurel and Trussville Station, both located in the greater Birmingham area, will contribute to interest in renewed development at Blount Springs.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has moved into the construction phase of the Birmingham Northern Beltline, a decades long project to the south of The Village at Blount Springs that is expected to increase development along I-65, ensuring that this community will remain an attractive option for buyers desiring a convenient escape from the commotion of city life.

 

For more information contact Mark Troen at (561) 855-4415