The Daybreak Community Association, located in South Jordan, Utah, has received the National Association of Home Builders’ Best in American Living Award. The annual award “highlight[s] those builders, architects, interior designers, remodelers, developers and land planners who have achieved superior levels of creativity and innovation.”
In connection with the announcement of the award, the NAHB stated:
The master planned community of Daybreak exemplifies the possibilities of Smart Growth development at the suburban edge. Daybreak has a planned build-out of 20,000 homes on more than 4,000 acres and represents a “City within a City,” with the intent of accommodating a great deal of growth in the rapidly developing Salt Lake City metropolitan area in a responsible, environmentally friendly manner.
Each of the five villages contain a variety of residential types, from urban loft style condominiums in Soda Row, to the Parkway Townhomes, to single-family and estate style homes. The architecture varies from modern to traditional, with many homes featuring neo- classical and Victorian architectural styles, creating a pedestrian-friendly and varied streetscape.
Perhaps one of the most extraordinary features within the Daybreak master plan is the intent to accommodate thousands of jobs in a number of commercial and service centers, ranging from neighborhood services, to corporate campuses catering to regional and national employers. Such forethought and planning will allow Daybreak to eventually become a self-sustaining community, where many of the residents can work, live and play without leaving the community, and where those that do commute can do so on convenient and fast public transportation.
Congratulations to Daybreak.