Great cities are known for public spaces.
They foster social interaction, improve community and physical activity, while adding beauty to the ordinary moments of the day. When designed well, streets and alleys themselves become destinations.
Because Blatchford is built at a higher density, it supports a wider variety of parks and public plazas. Even if you don’t live there, it will be worth visiting. And if you do live there, you’re never more than a block or two away from public space.
Spaces are designed for different experiences and purposes. There are naturalized spaces like the path network encircling the stormwater pond. Hardscaped gathering places are a perfect place to meet, like 12/30 plaza. Some spots are highly specific, like the warming hut for bonfires or open fields perfect for a game of frisbee. Narrower spaces open up into wider, grander areas perfect for large groups.
While Blatchford has many destinations, spaces are connected by corridors and pathways. Public spaces are continuous and accessible, making walking a natural way of getting around.