recognized for its excellence in planning and architecture,
Tannin is creating a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood not
unlike those found in our most cherished turn of the century
Over the past few years, there has been a growing surge of
affection for these older, historic neighborhoods in our country.
It is more than just nostalgia for the look of the old houses;
it is a noticeable difference in the way residents socialize
and interact within these communities.
The traditional neighborhood design and planning concept
on which Tannin is based is called new urbanism by some and
the “new, neighborly architecture” by others.
Regardless of the name, the new urbanism movement is creating
walkable, diverse, compact towns and neighborhoods that enable
residents to enjoy a higher quality of life by offering new
choices for living. Buildings with a mix of uses, human scale
and interesting design contribute to attractive and inviting
neighborhoods and are vital to the creation of vibrant and
friendly neighborhoods. Creating new places with the remarkable
charm of our carefully preserved historic districts is possible
when developers and architects adhere to the authenticity
found in the planning principles of new urbanism.
The Village of Tannin is proud to be among the first traditional
neighborhood developments in the country. In spite of initial
skepticism, the sheer beauty and success of Tannin contributed
to the emergence of this movement.