A: The HUB will be designed and configured based on the principles of Traditional Community Planning. A key tenet of this model is the use of an interconnected internal street network, and mixed-use, to help capture local trips entirely within the community, including accessing daily needs and running local errands, including potentially, with WFH, trips to work and school. The approach helps to lower overall VMT (vehicle miles traveled), and reduces impacts to existing local and arterial street networks.
In addition to this, The HUB will provide a hierarchy of street types, within its basic framework, to support facilitated access to Community and Regional scale assets, such as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), as well as the potential for future redundant (parallel) arterial networks to help relieve existing transportation corridors and critical intersections.
And lastly, being laid out in the form of walkable neighborhoods, The HUB provides an ideal configuration for supporting the rational and efficient introduction of locally serving transit, which is essential to serving a multi-generation community in which many residents are not able to drive, or simply wish to have the option of choosing not to.