Our Vision is to develop unique multifamily, mixed use and transit oriented developments in Southern California that reconnect people in a way that current suburban configurations preclude. This new physical world would nearly eliminate the need for daily commute killing our dependency on cars (tombs) and allow for social interaction at a higher level.
Urban: A high density area with vast human features and living amenities.
Village: A self-contained community within a city, with features characteristic of village life.
Imagine an efficient Southern California that increased your social life by up to 50% through the design of physical space. We believe this efficiency can propel our existence into a new stratus, dramatically improving our living conditions.
We currently live in a hodgepodge of neighborhoods completely disconnected and auto-centric caused by poor planning and urban sprawl. Only recently have both ends of the age spectrum, echo boomers and baby boomers, started voicing discontent with the current space model for close to the same reasons. A desire for smaller more functional floor plans, limited maintenance and a walk-able area for all daily activities. This has also been coupled with $5 a gallon gasoline and 2 hour daily traffic commutes.
We believe the answer to this problem is a “City Cluster” model. The City Cluster would integrate live, work and play spaces in a responsible configuration that represent the needs of the community. The City Cluster would be highly walk-able and contain inter-modal transportation throughout the cluster and connect to other clusters efficiently. A real example of this opportunity is the potential for the development around the Metro Rail system in Los Angeles. The Metro Rail is currently underutilized but represents relief for commuters at a fraction of the cost for automobile transportation. Our community is at a turning point of starting to use the Rail more giving the City Cluster model life. This will require the diligent effort of the community, developers and municipalities to maximize this opportunity and focus efforts on developing around the Metro Rail. Cities like Anaheim and San Diego have also made efficient public transportation a focus which can create real change for our level of living and the environment. At Urban Village we will champion for the Live, Work & Play Revolution.
For more on our vision and core beliefs read: A Case for High Density