BY CHRIS CRAWFORD
Our world is constantly in a state of change. Just in the past few years we have seen the economy turn around, the lake levels fluctuate, and major technological advancements being made. Jay Leno has given way to Jimmy Fallon, cars can now park (and drive?) themselves, and I’ll bet that many of you are sporting the newest gadget that tells you the time, monitors your body mass index, and reminds you to call your mom on her birthday.
In terms of master planned community design, we are seeing a new generation of homebuyers entering the market as well as shifting tastes and preferences across the board. These changes are continually influencing the design choices we discuss with our clients and the recommendations we make for building successful communities. Recently, we sat down with the team from community association management company CCMC to discuss the evolution of community design. CCMC often works hand-in-hand with the design and development team to ensure we are creating places that can be programmed to fit the needs and preferences of future residents. So what’s new on the home front?