M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — October 21 - November 17, 2022 — 5C


O wners , D evelopers & M anagers By Drew Romanic, AIA, The Martin Architectural Group Ridge Farms Townhomes over Flats offers traditional neighborhood design


s part of the South Whitehall Pennsylva- nia Township Compre-

surrounding Lehigh Valley. With a modern interpreta- tion of traditional details, the facades offer a contemporary aesthetic to the area. The first- floor flats also have direct ac - cess to the garages and main entrances that face the street. The flats offer two bedroom / two bath single floor living with open plan living/dining areas. The townhomes are three- bedroom two and a half bath properties having large living and dining areas on the lower level, an option for elevator access from the garage to both living and sleeping levels as

well as the rooftop terrace. The rooftop terraces are arranged to provide privacy between the residences and give the op- portunity for views of the sur- rounding Lehigh Valley. With alley-loaded driveways and garages, the main entrances for the townhome residences are set between the garages and identified with porticos. Each level has direct access to a balcony or terrace for outdoor living. These for-sale residences will provide the ability to have simplified living within walk - ing distance of the adjacent continued on page 7C

hensive Plan approved in 2009, The Ridge, a mixed-use project in the Townsh i p incorporates many differ- ent housing

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options to add smart growth in the area. This comprehensive plan provides guidelines for the development of these growth areas to include “village style” mixed-use, created as walkable communities. By preserving open space and developing vertical residential living, some over retail and professional services – the “village style” walkable elements will provide an identity and sense of com- munity anchoring the project. With St. Luke’s Medical Cen - ter as one of the main tenants for the mixed-use component, there is a strong foundation for a great combination of restaurants and service provid- ers. The planned open spaces in the village center will give plenty of space for community gatherings and events for all to participate. The Ridge incorporates many different housing options for the growing area. Several prod- ucts, being developed by The Martin Architectural Group for Kay Builders and Kay Walbert, LLC are incorporated here; rental apartments over podium parking, rental apart - ments over retail and office, as well as Townhomes over flats, a for-sale condominium product. This well-imagined mix will offer both rental and ownership options for the com- munity. These product types have been master-planned by the developer in conjunction with Langan Engineering, and Jackson Land Planning group to create a neighborhood town center, having open space, res- taurants and offices woven with trails and pathways connecting the residents to the uses while supporting the needs of the sur- rounding areas. The townhomes over flats offer traditional neighborhood design with rear loaded garages having direct access to the residences and an option for elevator access from the garage to the townhome levels. Rooftop terraces for the townhomes will give breathtaking views of the

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