Broadmoor provided resources to win a project which became a
Public/Private Venture between the Department of the Navy, and its private
venture partner, Patrician Management. The project was to deliver multifamily
housing for the military. Broadmoor, LLC designed and constructed 525 new
townhouse style residences and renovated 432 existing homes at the New Orleans
Naval Air Station in Belle Chasse.
Broadmoor provided the engineering and construction of all
roadways, utilities, and infrastructure on base to accommodate the master plan.
As an integral part of the Project Development Team, Broadmoor worked closely
with the town planning firm of Duany, Plater-Zyberk, renowned urban planners,
to create a community based on DPZ’s "New Urbanist” or "Neo-Traditional”
An administration building, community building, six
management staff units, pedestrian bridges, and playgrounds afforded a
measurable increase in the quality of life for the military families. Common
greenspace and the preservation of mature live oaks provide a park like
environment which further enhances the unique sense of place for the community.
Three and four bedroom units based on traditional regional
design are joined in groups of up to six homes. Four to six of these
multi-family buildings are clustered with front porches facing intimate public
greens and quiet streets. Parking and services are hidden in rear alleys. The
building clusters are compactly arranged around the public structures and main
site features to provide a pedestrian friendly community that encourages
personal interaction. Modern materials are combined with traditional design to
create safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes.
The neo-traditional aesthetic provides porches and
balconies, wide shade-producing overhangs, large windows to channel breezes, and
minimal exterior wall exposure. Use of durable, sustainable materials such as
cement siding and treated wood finishes minimize maintenance and replacement
costs over the years. Covered individual garages, fenced yards, and covered
patio area provided for every unit.
Department of the Navy/Patrician Development
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $73,000,000
Size: 121.7 acres
Services: Design-Build Services