The planning and design objectives for the Villages of Goucester call for site plans to sit lightly on the land -- with minimal grading and loss of trees necessary. The land is high and well-drained, gently rolling to streams and wetlands. The roads will be designed with "traffic calming" features, as well as major "T" intersections which showcase open space and views.
The Villages of Gloucester will consist of a mix of Traditional Neighborhood Design villages and neo-traditional principles. All homes will be within a pleasant three-minute walk of the community center, recreation facilities and/or open spaces. There will be many, many "windows" to the golf course, lakes and green space for public views.
There will be multiple home options by lot size, lifestyle and price, starting at about $250,000 and range up to $1 million for single-family homes.In addtion:
- The maximum density will be only 1.3 homes per acre, compared to old County standard of 2.3-2.5 homes per acre, and even less than the new standard of 1.7 to 1.8 homes per acre
- 75% of houses will adjoin the golf course, lakes or open space
- Neo-traditional homes will be on smaller lots which are located on public green space
The Villages of Gloucester Master Plan
The property will be developed in substantial accordance with the proposed Master Plan, as approved by Gloucester County. That's guaranteed by proffer. The Master Plan shows the general location of streets, housing types, golf course, recreational amenities, park, walking trails and commercial areas. Minor changes in the plan require prior approval by the County Administrator. Any substantial changes require approval by the Board of Supervisors.
Explore this site to learn more about the plans for the Villages of Gloucester.