Built by charrette: A selection of NCI charrette projects

Bill Lennertz, NCI executive director, managed charrettes for built charrette projects in Walnut Creek, CA; Bend, OR; Fairview, OR; and Gaithersburg, MD.

Bill Lennertz, NCI Executive Director, managed charrettes for the following built charrette projects:

Contra Costa Transit Village, Walnut Creek, CA

Photo of Contra Costa Transit Village in Walnut Creek, CA.A six-day charrette solved a 25-year impasse over the development of the 19-acre transit station site. The result was a master plan and Form-based Code, which has successfully guided the building of this award winning transit village. Lennertz Coyle and Associates, Architects and Town Planners.


Southern River Crossing Plan and Bridge, Bend, OR

Photo of the bridge over Deschutes River in Bend, OR.A six-day charrette solved the highly contentious issue of creating a southern crossing over the pristine Deschutes River. The plan included the transformation of a defunct mill site into a riverside park including the design of the bridge, both of which were completed. Lennertz Coyle and Associates, Architects and Town Planner.



Shevlin Village, Bend, OR

Photo of Shevlin Village in Bend, OR.A 15-acre mixed-use pocket neighborhood along a new park on the Deschutes River. Four different developers built the project under a Form-Based Code. Lennertz Coyle and Associates, Architects.



Fairview Village, Fairview, OR

Photo of Fairview Village in Fairview, OR.Completed in 1998. One of the first built New Urbanist projects in the Northwest. Fairview is an award winning 60-acre mixed-use village outside Portland, Fairview Village. A number of builders developed Fairview Village under a Form-Based Code, resulting in a neighborhood having a variety of compatible architectural styles. Lennertz Coyle and Associates, Architects and Town Planners.


Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD

Aerial photo of the Kentlands in Gaithersburg, MD.The first built New Urbanist project of its size, the 356 acres Kentlands is a fully mature series of neighborhoods that has become the urban center for the surrounding area. Kentlands was designed in a seven-day charrette made famous by New York Times and Washington Post coverage. Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company.

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