On each project, the Meta Housing team leverages existing and planned public transit options, as well as considers factors such as walkability, so they can better improve the quality of life for residents. According to Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing, an essential part to any successful project includes a walkable, transit-oriented neighborhood.
For example, the Citrus Crossing development in Glendale, which is currently under construction, will result in a five-story building that not only provides residents with underground parking, a private courtyard, and a new public paseo in the adjacent alley, but with an extremely walkable neighborhood layout.
Its location is nestled minutes from Glendale Central Park, The Museum of Neon Art, a Whole Foods, and a Porto’s Bakery. The routes to and from these lively outings and daily errands are sidewalk safe, bikeable, and sometimes less than .5 miles walking distance to the destination. The development is also near transportation hubs and other services, such as additional grocery stores, schools, hospitals, and pharmacies.
This development exemplifies the 15-Minute City concept, which is growing in popularity amongst urban developers and architects who want to embrace the idea of residents being able to get everything they need within a 15-minute walking/biking distance.
“This concept not only fosters a healthier lifestyle that requires daily movement and active involvement in the local community, but it is also more environmentally friendly. Given Meta’s forward-thinking approach and reputation for embracing sustainable and innovative urban planning ideas, we are proud to integrate this 15-minute-city philosophy into our development strategy,” says Burke.
By developing communities that incorporate a variety of transit options, Meta Housing fosters the foundation for healthier, happier and more engaged residents by making it easier for them to connect and engage with their community.