Piper Trail pocket neighborhood Lutheran Life Villages

The future of social independence.


Piper Trail, Lutheran Life Villages



Fort Wayne, Indiana



12 acres



48 single family, one-and-two bedroom homes ranging from 1,140-1,520 square feet.

Team Leader

Dodd Kattman

Dodd Kattman

AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Piper Trail, a 12-acre neighborhood, will be built within Inverness Centre in southwest Fort Wayne, IN, where Lutheran Life Villages’ The Village at Birchwood is currently located.

Walking and biking paths will connect 48 single-family homes to shopping, recreation, and surrounding neighborhoods. Future residents will have the option of five different cottage styles, which include one-and-two-bedroom homes ranging from 1,140 – 1,520 square feet and attached garages. Pocket neighborhoods are a growing development model that clusters cottage-scaled homes gathered around a shared common ground within a larger community. While helping to maintain resident independence, this model has been proven to foster meaningful neighborly relationships and increase socialization.

View the construction progress here.

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