The New Town at St. Charles is a unique, pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Site planning firm DPZ saw the advantages of designing the development around a series of lakes, which could contain stormwater runoff and provide a dramatic and active waterfront.
Three identical Continental ® pedestrian bridges have been installed to provide access and connectivity throughout New Town. The aesthetic structures were essential in maintaining the ‘walkability’ aspect that New Town conveys.
“The bridges not only accommodate our residents who typically walk or bike to the lakes/canals, market, café, civic areas and more, but they are also a focal point of our town” said Greg Whittaker, President of Whittaker Homes. “Contech offered a quality product that could be customized to our needs both structurally and aesthetically, which is very important in a place like New Town”
In New Town at St. Charles, beautiful views and picturesque landscaping are a central theme. A system of sidewalks, mid-block pedestrian paths, pocket parks and trails connect the neighborhoods and are planned to extend into the adjacent regional park system. At the community’s completion, five neighborhoods across 747 acres are projected to be home to 14,000 residents.
Additionally, five Steadfast vehicular truss bridges and three CON/SPAN ® arch bridges have been installed in the development, and seveal more structures are in the planning stages for New Town.