We heard recently that there will be a new neighborhood in development in Bryant, called Midtown. Here’s a map.
This isn’t a subdivision getting plopped in with a gaggle of brick-front-siding-backs. This isn’t a garden community. These aren’t McMansions. It’s not a golf community. It’s not a gated community. So what the Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise is it?
For starters, it’s 190+ acres in North Bryant. It’s shaped like bigfoot left a footprint while walking north. The designers say it’s about 9,000 feet long. It will be designed by a Florida Architectural Design company called Duany Plater-Zyberk. They champion a “walkable” community where the human (go figure) is valued above the automobile. The idea is that you should be able to walk to the park. Walk to the shop on the corner. Walk to the post office. They also designed the Seaside, FL resort community where The Truman Show (Jim Carrey) was filmed. Coincidentally, my cousin Jennifer Poole was there on vacation last week and took photos.
The developer is TND. (What’s with all the 3-letter names?) Look for “developing” news at MidtownBryant.com. They plan on having plan illustrations up within a week and they will be taking pre-orders for properties after that. Construction is to begin early next Spring with Phase 1, the market square. It will be the densest mixed-use area, located in the southernmost third of the plan, behind the West Point subdivision.
While you’re waiting for me to dole out some more details, have a look at some other neighborhoods like this: