Design Overview
A conservation community Planned Unit Development on 17 acres, located in Columbia, MO. Bear Creek Prairie is a community designed to coexist with the natural surroundings for an enhanced living experience. Not just a place to live, but a place to enjoy life. Clustered homes facing green spaces, plazas, community gardens, and a restored prairie and woodland will provide a rich community experience and connection to the outdoor environment. It is pedestrian-friendly with pedways, sidewalks and trails and with that added sense of security that comes from knowing who your neighbors are. There is convenient access to the Bear Creek Trail and to the Columbia bus system. Quality construction with special emphasis on energy saving features and passive solar orientation will be the hallmark of Bear Creek Prairie. Extra measures will assure healthy indoor air quality in village homes.

Sustainable Features
Clustered single family homes, apartments, condos, small commerciall, solar orientation, rain gardens, L.I.D.  TMA was design consultant on preliminary Site Development Plan.

A rare and diverse remnant prairie provides the focus for the Bear Creek Prairie community. Trails around the prairie and throughout the development will connect to nearby Bear Creek Trail. A community building containing a neighborhood coffeehouse/market with an outdoor patio will be the focal point of the central plaza. Features of the plaza may include community gardens, a fire pit, an outdoor area for community events and social gathering areas. The community building will also contain space for a central mailroom, laundry facility, and other spaces residents may desire, such as game room, exercise room and library/reading room.