Trussville Springs is a Traditional Neighborhood Development located in the City of Trussville, Alabama. Immediately adjacent to the existing downtown, the development encompasses 168-acres and spreads across both hillsides of a river valley.
Planned by the world-renowned design firm Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), the neighborhood itself was conceived around three central themes; mixed-use, walkability, and shared public space. A variety of housing types, from townhouses to condominiums, from small cottages to large riverfront manors, will allow the neighborhood’s residents to “age in place”. The town center will provide commercial retail and office space, as well as loft and luxury condominiums. A quarter mile radius, or 5-minute walk, connects all areas of the neighborhood to the town center. Sidewalks, pedestrian paths, and more than two miles of trails limit the need for the car and encourage residents to walk.
Design Initiative has guided the project through initial visioning, collaborated with DPZ in the masterplanning, and acted as project architect in implementing the first phase of the developments site work and infrastructure installation. During this process, one of Design Initiative’s founding partners, Marshall Anderson, was hired to perform the duties of Town Architect, and be responsible for maintaining the quality, character and intent of the masterplan throughout the estimated eight-year build out. As a supporting document to the Master Plan, a Pattern Book was also created to provide design guidance with respect to the site disposition, massing, fenestration, and detailing of specific building solutions.