The architectural design concept for the Colony Crossing development is based upon promoting a village scale and character. In developing this design concept for the Master Plan we utilized a vocabulary of arts and crafts style architecture, which creates an atmosphere compatible in scale and materials with the adjacent residential neighborhoods while allowing the center to have its own identity.
The development includes mercantile, business and educational uses. Each building is slightly different in design, but they all maintain the same overall feel by using the same design vocabulary and materials. In keeping with the arts and crafts style, the buildings are clad in a combination of brick, stone, lap and shingle siding.
The shingle and metal roofs lines are low pitched with large overhangs supported by brackets and with exposed rafter tails. Some buildings have porches supported by square or tapered columns. Paths are utilized both as an amenity to the users and to connect the buildings on site, the gazebos, and the adjacent roads. Other site amenities include open spaces, decorative plantings, including the wetland areas, decorative site lighting, benches, trash receptacles, and wayfinding signage.
This development offers 30,800 square feet of retail in a community shopping center, 70,400 square feet of business space, and 10,000 square feet of educational space via a daycare facility.