Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Client: Landmark Realty Services Corp.
Moore’s Landing is a single-family neighborhood development designed by Lose & Associates along Lewisburg Pike, an important arterial corridor into the city of Franklin, Tennessee. Situated next to Moore Elementary School, the site of 71 lots was logically designed according to TND (Traditional Neighborhood Design) planning under the City of Franklin’s “Conservation Design” guidelines to preserve open space. Our design preserved approximately one-half of the 36 acres for passive activity and also provided access to the school playing fields for active recreation. Many facets of the design were carefully planned to create the impression of entering an older, traditional neighborhood. The parkway entrance immediately welcomes residents and visitors with the preserved canopy of existing mature trees. Instead of fencing off the development, units were designed facing the main street presenting passers-by with a positive, inviting façade. The front yard setbacks were increased along the main street to blend in with surrounding developments. Lose & Associates paid close attention to the architectural esthetics of the overall development as well as adapting the architectural design into the layouts of each individual lot. Nuances of window placement between adjoining homes were considered as well as garage and front porch placements affecting the viewscape upon entering and traveling the streets. Design and placement of each unit into the footprint of its lot were also carefully planned. The entire development has a network of sidewalks and bike paths connecting to the school property in order to provide pedestrian access for children and parents and also reduce vehicular traffic between the school and residential area. Throughout the development, the five-foot-wide sidewalks are set back from the street with a six-foot grass and street tree buffer between curb and sidewalk giving residents, and particularly school children, a safe walking environment. Adding to the traditional neighborhood character is the alley access to rear yard garages reinforcing the pedestrian, as opposed to vehicular, streetscape design. Neighborhood squares were also included for gatherings.