The concept of the HUB is not just about a development. It is about community. It is about a life center. It is about the future.
Its viability is that it is anchored in land-use planning principles, design and construction strategies that meet long-term housing and commercial needs that will benefit our area’s tax base. In short, economic indicators and fiscal analyses show that The HUB at La Plata can be an economic engine for the town and Charles County, according to Urban Analytics, Inc. Timely data examination, forecasting and in-depth reports are underway.
This kind of due diligence represents the standards and evolution of this project. The HUB at La Plata grew from a vision that combines attracting high-quality jobs to a region, providing walkable, attractive places to live with a range of housing options, and centering businesses near people and college campuses.
It is based on the values of using an area’s natural characteristics and anticipating its evolving transportation and growth grids to devise living and work spaces that become vibrant hubs. And, ultimately, these hubs improve residents’ qualities-of-life and businesses’ long-term successes.
Today, we see and know that the best town communities are carefully planned and evolve out of coordination with the leaders and residents where they are proposed. The country is moving away from neighborhoods with cookie-cutter homes and stark boundaries that go from green to brown. People are less excited about office parks because they are often tired after a few years. Developers, towns and the public are backing away from sprawl that depletes taxpayer revenue and unnecessarily eats up tracts of land. Homeowners, and middle America, are moving away from developments that lack mixed uses and marketable identities.
Indeed, developments such as The HUB are being devised based on compatibility with the areas in which they come together. How so? Extensive walking paths, interesting surfaces, the notion of building up and not just out, beautiful buildings, transitional green and open space, recreational venues, and attractive job sites appeal to all kinds of people.
Again, this is the Big Picture
Slated to have five neighborhoods that will be fleshed out and built over the course of years with a combined nearly 2,000 cottages, condominiums and townhouses, The HUB at La Plata will have open space, housing, retail businesses, commercial job sites, and high-end public amenities … while also helping tackle one of the area’s biggest dilemmas: the many people who every day commute from Southern Maryland to federal jobs.
We are so excited about what The HUB at La Plata can mean for the town. And we think you will be too.