The Crystal Flats Master Plan & Housing Project will provide an infusion of much needed, unique housing options for Bentonville that will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the downtown area. The site’s proximity to downtown and other established civic amenities affords a walking/cycling radius that reinforces pedestrian connectivity coinciding with Bentonville‘s commitment to the Smart Growth development ideologies, mitigating traffic congestion while helping to alleviate the anticipated population and socioeconomic growth forecasted by the city’s community plan.
The initial scope of work involved a conceptual master plan for the entire 26.77 acre site and the design of several multi-family housing typologies in order to establish a clear design direction for future development. The project creates several different housing types, carefully oriented for light, privacy, and views. Phase One, currently in the works, consists of 6 buildings with a total of 487 multi-family housing units; these will include 30% workforce housing with unit size ranging from studio to 3 bedroom units and townhomes.