Broaddus Planning Continues Work at Tradition, Mississippi
Oct 08, 2015
Broaddus Planning is preparing a master plan for The Learning and Wellness Commons at Tradition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on behalf of Columbus Communities, LLC.  The Commons is envisioned as an approximate 75-acre mixed-use neighborhood encompassing a number of higher education, research, and health institutions, including William Carey University's Pharmacy School, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's new nursing facility, a university-affiliated diabetes research center, a primary care center and related medical office buildings, new student housing, and a hotel and conference center.
This work also includes the creation of site development standards for The Commons, as well as an illustrative graphic publication.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our long-term relationship with Tradition, advancing the vision its founder Joseph Canizaro and the concepts framed in our initial plan for the Tradition Town Center almost a decade ago," said Stephen Coulston, President of Broaddus Planning.
Broaddus Planning was retained by Columbus Communities in 2007 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to prepare a 630-acre Town Center master plan for Tradition, including accommodations for the relocation of William Carey's Gulf Coast campus (which had been leveled during the storm). The firm's work was later the subject of the first-ever Sustainable Development Panel of the Urban Land Institute, which included representatives of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.  The Commons is part of a larger 4,800-acre development, including the recently-developed new urbanist community, the Village at Tradition. Tradition is located north of Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi.