Parkland Square, the newest addition to the Bridgeland master-planned community in Cypress, is building on the Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) of its previous development, Lakeland Heights, and once again R. G. Miller Engineers is providing land development services for the project.
Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master-planned community northwest of Houston between Highway 290 and I-10 developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation. In 2010, the developer launched the Lakeland Heights neighborhood in Bridgeland, introducing the greater Houston community to TND, a classic neighborhood style similar to the Heights and West University Place. It was designed as a small town with Village Center and private alleys at the rear of each home.
Parkland Square, a neighborhood located in Parkland Village, is expanding on the TND concept.
The 178-home development is being
designed with pathways and streets linking to homes, parks, and future
commercial venues. In addition, the neighborhood will be the first in the
community to expand the use of rain gardens to filter rainwater before it
enters storm drains and the community’s lake system. Parkland Square’s 11
rain gardens will be placed to capture runoff from pavement and park
RGME designed paving infrastructure and the rain gardens and incorporated parallel parking spaces so parked cars don’t block the streets, as is the case with most contemporary developments.
“We feel privileged to work on such an advanced TND project as Parkland Square,” said Jason Johnson, P.E., associate principal and Team Leader for the RGME Land Development Department. “It allows us to incorporate some of our best design practices and become a part of the future of residential development.”