Fort Wayne, IN
Through a partnership with Vasari Development, the design team worked to create a variety of housing options, common areas, and retail spaces for a comprehensive campus layout. Project goals of Providence Place were to maximize the use of an 82-acre plot with a variety of living spaces at multiple price points and on-site amenities. This is a multiple phased project, with the first phase including 13 multifamily structures, a clubhouse building, and four u-shaped storage buildings.
Initially, the plot proved a challenge due to stormwater and wetland management obstacles. Additionally, a swale runs through the middle of the site, which was previously approved by the Department of Natural Resources. The design embraces the land qualities while making efficient and thoughtful use of the space to enhance the living experience, considering pedestrian patterns. A series of shared courtyards and pocket parks were incorporated, along with a 400 SF common lawn space for gatherings and community events. Arrangement of the buildings takes into consideration the apartment views with parking hidden from the boulevard, enhancing safety and a neighborhood feel in this semi-public realm.