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Brytan Main Entrance StreetscapeLovely view from the upstairs porch of one of Brytan's brand new homes in Parkside WestView from the walking trail showing the Brytan Butterfly Garden and brand-new playground, called Carl's CornerBrytan Close ParkBrytan Orchard Park Walking TrailBrytan Kids Playing in Carl's CornerFollowing LEED principals, Brytan has incorporated water-saving front yard landscape design

Location: GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, 32608, USA. 150-acre mixed-use traditional neighborhood development located in Southwest Gainesville, Florida

Like most projects of this size, the story of Brytan began several years ago. In the Summer of 2000, a week-long charrette was held to master plan the community of Brytan. Under the guidance of renowned town planner Andres Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), the vision of Brytan began to take shape. Following the principles of new urbanism, Brytan is a mixed-use development, meaning that residential units are located above retail and office units. Large yards have been replaced with parks, plazas, green spaces and smaller, more intimate courtyards. Planning, engineering and crafting the necessary requirements for a vibrant community were refined and detailed over the next several years. The end result is a community, utilizing Arts & Crafts or craftsman architecture, incorporating 700 residential lots and 300,000 square feet of office and commercial among open green spaces, nature trails and gardens of all types.

In 2006 ground was broken and the building of Brytan began. Phase 1 of Brytan includes Market Street, Brytan’s district of shops and restaurants, as well the neighborhoods of Midtown and Parkside West. Brytan is designed to have the more dense residential areas closest to the Town Center. Thus, Midtown is composed of unique live/work units and attached row houses and is the neighborhood located closest to the Town Center. Parkside West, a neighborhood just below Midtown, provides residents wonderful craftsman style detached homes with rear lanes, delightful courtyards and detached garages on the back side of the lots.

Future phases will provide those housing choices as well as cozy bungalows and trendy townhomes. For those who wish to lease a residential unit, Brytan offers studios and one to three bedroom units. Many of these units cater to the “urban trendsetters” with locations right in the Town Center over retail establishments. Close and convenient have never been more true then when you live in the Town Center of Brytan. For those who prefer being close to town but not living above it, the Parkside West neighborhood has several dignified mansions that contain up to six units. With their unique location on the northside of the neighborhood, these mansions provide a easy jaunt to the Town Center yet also the serenity and security of neighborhood living.

Brytan is designed as a compact community with neighbors living, working and socializing in close proximity. Neighbors and guests should tolerate a certain amount of activity, noise, pets and exuberant children as part of a vibrant community. The abundant plazas, green spaces, trails and parks provide perfect backdrops for everyone from the most active person to one that prefers a slower pace in life.

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Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban, T4 general, T5 center, T6 core.
Status: Groundbreaking
Project or Plan's Scale: Neighborhood
Features: Civic buildings & parks, Green buildings, Live/work, Mixed uses, Sustainable infrastructure.
Land area (in acres): 150
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Number of residential units (include live/work): 700
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Residential types: Mid-rise/loft, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Small lot detached, Live/work.
Project team designers: Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company, Brown & Cullen, Inc., Dix Lathrop & Associates, Jennifer Langford, AIA, CNU, PA, Brice Development, Inc.
Project team developers: Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company, Brown & Cullen, Inc., Dix Lathrop & Associates, Jennifer Langford, AIA, CNU, PA, Brice Development, Inc., Architectural Affairs, inc.

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