Portfolio: Planned Communities
Spring Creek is a 985-acre planned community located in the growing rural area of Zion Crossroads, in Central Virginia. In order to help prevent sprawling growth in this rural area, Spring Creek seeks to provide a live and work community that offers regional services for the surrounding counties. The overall design for Spring Creek creates a pedestrian friendly community that incorporates a mix of housing types, retail and light industrial uses, regional shopping services, and recreation weaved into the preservation of the site’s ecological systems.
Using infrastructure as the basis of design, McKee Carson employed low impact technologies and strategic design interventions to create a community landscape. Mixed canopy trees, woodland shrubs, and native grasses line the streets in undulating landforms representative of the Piedmont. Stormwater is collected and strategically revealed to engage and educate community members. Each component is designed and engineered by our team with the objective of connecting people to place.
From conceptual Master Planning to detailed construction documentation and engineering of systems such as alternative stormwater management and conscientious road designs, McKee Carson has worked with Qroe Farm Development to create a conservation community that will enjoy, protect and enhance the farm and its adjacent natural amenities. Lying lightly on the land the development takes advantage of the areas rolling pastures and open streams.