Grand OaksLexington Housing Authority, Kentucky
Grand Oaks represents the fifth and final phase of the Bluegrass Aspendale HOPE VI Revitalization. Five years in the making, Grand Oaks adds 27 new buildings with a total of 88 Energy Star certified homes to the redevelopment.
The design of Grand Oaks homes continues to employ New Urbanism social principles. The porches, windows, proximity to the street, lack of individual driveways and communal resident parking in the rear all encourage residents to engage and connect with one another and to keep eyes on the street, creating a natural neighborhood watch.
Now complete, these 4 neighborhoods offer 292 homes in a desirable place to live, thereby improving attitudes and erasing the stigma attached to Bluegrass-Aspendale.