The traditional farming and ranching town of Brighton located just north of Denver International Airport continues to experience suburban sprawl. To accommodate this community growth, Design Concepts has undertaken the design and planning of Bromley Park, a new 3,000 acre development which offers and emphasizes the new urbanism style of traditional community planning. "We wanted a community where people faced each other and where the park is the center of the development", said Bob Lembke, managing Principal for the Developer, Bromley Companies, LLC. At Bromley Park, all parks are located in public squares facing front porches; whereas parks in typical subdivisions are often located behind backyards, intruding on homeowner privacy. People see each other as they walk to these open spaces, which generates a feeling of comfort. The streets have deep setbacks and tree-lined medians to provide a feeling of separateness in each neighborhood and to slow traffic. Traffic circles at each corner connect the whole community as opposed to isolating people in dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs.
Innovative residential housing will range from $100,000-150,000 with approximately 8500 residences planned for the whole 3000 acre site over the next 15-20 years. Schools, a library, church and community center are all planned here and are focused around the common gathering areas. An industrial center is also planned, containing offices, shops and the new Adams County Courthouse.
Bromley Park will bridge the close-knit 1950's suburban neighborhoods with the small-town, historical character of Brighton.