The Village at the Streets of West Chester
West Chester Township, OH
In 2005, glaserworks worked with a private development team to create a master plan for Traditional Neighborhood Design and negotiate the Planned Unit Development approvals. glaserworks was also architect for the condominium buildings.
Our design for Village at the Streets of West Chester was a 32 acre, mixed use, New Urbanist neighborhood in one of Greater Cincinnati’s upscale suburbs. The design includes natural open spaces and a creek, a new street and alley network, amenity shops, and 332 dwelling units surrounding a centerpiece Village Green. The Village is adjacent to the life style center “The Streets of West Chester”.
Of the 332 dwellings, 257 are condominiums in multi-story buildings with below grade parking levels. The remaining 75 units are attached rowhouses. The buildings, all new construction, form urban street corridors of a pedestrian scale creating a walkable, urban neighborhood.
We designed the street network for the Village to encourage pedestrianism, while still allowing vehicular traffic. The comfortably narrow streets have on-street parking, and rows of street trees and streetlights separating the roadway from the sidewalk. Pedestrian dominance is achieved through raised crosswalks, sidewalk bump-outs at intersections, and slowing vehicular traffic with bends in roads and minimizing through-streets.