Project Aims To Build In ‘Community’

City Development Plans To Promote Efficient Living Through ‘Urbanist’ Design

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Posted: January 11, 2013

Developer Dean Weaver wants to rezone roughly 3 acres at the north end of Collicello Street for a development based on “urbanist” principles, such as smaller roads, smaller homes built to take advantage of solar heating, and travel on foot. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Developer Dean Weaver says of his Collicello North proposal: “We’ve kind of turned our back to the north, kind of like a penguin would,” to get maximum solar power results.
Developer Dean Weaver says Collicello North is “not meant to be a close-ended community. ... It’s not the houses with a backyard and a half-acre.”
The proposed Collicello North location is seen from Virginia Avenue.

HARRISONBURG — The latest housing development concept for the city mixes urban and Antarctic principles.

Collicello North, which as the name suggests will be at the northern part of…

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