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Baseline East Village

Platinum

Broomfield, Colorado

Developer | McWhinney

Land Planner | Norris Design

Landscape Architect/Designer | Norris Design

Photographer | Norris Design

Baseline East Village is a new residential community at the intersection of urban life and outdoor adventure that completes the Denver/Boulder triangle. Baseline East Village is designed as the next generation of sustainable urban living and will be part of the nation’s first Pollinator District. Pollinator Districts are communities committed to conserving and improving habitat for pollinators in all aspects of development and operation.

Pollinator Districts engage all the people who live, work, and play in these spaces, encouraging them to experience nature and build a greater appreciation for these critical species and their habitats. This new walkable, urban residential neighborhood is designed around a network of connected gardenways and pocket parks that support, enhance, and protect pollinator habitat.To enhance a fluid, connected lifestyle, the Community Street in Baseline is an inventive way to lay out critical community infrastructure. A true  living street, Community Street gives the public realm back to pedestrians by moving fire lanes to the alleys and artfully incorporating utilities. Colorful planters, a mix of overhead and in-ground lighting, and site furniture are focal points. The community parks within Baseline East Village provide community gathering space right alongside pollinator habitats with the goal to educate the community.

From the Judges
The judges praised the interesting streetscape, the focus on water conservation and land use, and trying to create different types of environments within the community. It does a lot well.

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