Master Planning

The Learning and Wellness Commons at Tradition

Broaddus Planning prepared 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.

Subsequent work also includes the creation of site development standards for The Commons, as well as an illustrative graphic publication. 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).