New Urbanism: Our point of view...
New Urbanism is a movement promoting environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods with a wide range of housing options. It came to the United States in the early 1980s in Seaside, Florida, and has since been influencing many aspects of real estate development and urban planning. It focuses on two concepts: building a sense of community and the development of ecological practices. Ideal New Urban communities are diverse in use and populations, designed for pedestrians and shaped by physically defined and universally accessible civic spaces. Urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.
New Town at Harmony is developed by Homes by Whittaker and is modeled of off their very successful New Urban Community, New Town St. Charles, just outside of St. Louis. New Town at Harmony is proposed to have up to 600 housing units on 130 acres. It's a truly mixed-use environment with a wide range of homes to suit most every budget.
Meet our Development Team
Greg Whittaker - Developer
Homes by Whittaker
Gregory G. Whittaker of Homes by Whittaker has been in the Whittaker family business for over 25 years. Greg has spent several years researching the principals of new urbanism and visiting traditional neighborhood developments across the country. His vision and outstanding design team have made New Town at St. Charles, right here in Missouri, a big success. Now it's Kansas City's turn to see his vision and passion come alive in New Town at Harmony. Greg holds an architectural degree from University of Kansas.
Andreś Duany - Land Planner
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Andreś Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), The town planning firm for New Town at Harmony. DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of New Urbanism, an International movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Andreś holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture & Urban Planning from Princeton University, and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale School of Architecture.
Tim Bussee - Town Architect
Tim Bussee, AIA is the Town Architect. Tim was integral in organizing the original New Town Charrette with DPZ and has led many workshops with DPC focusing on the architecture and urban design of New Town. Tim has been with Whittaker Homes since 1994, serving as Vice President and Director of Architecture since 1999. He is a licensed Architect in Missouri and California has been Architect of Record for many residential, commercial and industrial projects.
New Town at Harmony
Engel & Völkers Kansas City is a real estate brokerage servicing the greater Kansas City area. They provide luxury service at all price points, committed to exceptional service. Nita and Alison are here at New Town at Harmony to guide clients through their home journey with precise knowledge and distinguished care. You can expect a customized experience with specialized services that will work exclusively for you, and will be delivered with total passion.