Coen + Partners’ design intention for Jackson Meadow, a residential planned unit development in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, is to develop community in a physical and social sense, preserving the village practice while protecting valued open space. Homes are clustered on just forty acres, leaving over 75 percent of the site as dedicated open space. There was a large emphasis on the community process that lead to over forty public meetings.
The site is a 145-acre area of high ground in open fields and wooded hills overlooking the St. Croix River Valley. The development is organized topographically, with a series of neighborhoods connected by a loop road and pedestrian corridors around a central public green. Included in the site are 220 acres of land in a conservation easement. All homes in the community are accessible from the open space corridors. Front porches connect directly to a trail system that links over 350 acres, connecting Jackson Meadow to William O’Brien State Park, adjacent neighborhoods, and downtown Marine on St. Croix. Coen + Partners’ role in the master plan process included lead site design, site layout, automobile and pedestrian circulation, and open space connections. Coen + Partners also provides custom site design for each new home in the community.
Location: Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota
Collaboration: Salmela Architect, John Stumpf
Select Awards: 1999 AIA Honor Award, 1999 ASLA Award (Minnesota Chapter), 2000 AIA Housing PIA Award, 2001 ASLA Award, and 2005 AIA Award
Photography: Peter Kerze, Kathleen Day-Coen
COEN + PARTNERS WINS THE 2015 SMITHSONIAN COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD
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