VERIDIAN IS A PROFOUND NEW PARADIGM FOR COMMUNITY DESIGN AND BUILDING.

 
 

Veridian at County Farm is nestled on County Farm Park with 130 acres of woods, trillium-lined trails, gardens and playgrounds. It is targeted to be one of the nation’s first mixed-income net zero energy communities, and is creating one the nation’s first Living Community Challenge Master Plans.  It will be a 100% all-electric development, powered by solar with no gas lines or combustion appliances of any kind. Your front porch faces a greenway guiding you into miles of wooded trails. Landscaping is viewed as a means of reviving ecosystems and 30% of the landscape will be dedicated to food production. Your neighborhood will include a multifunctional community barn, greenhouse and retail center with coffee shop and a full service Farm Stop grocery where you can purchase produce from local farmers year-round.

 
 
Veridian at County Farm concept drawing by our award-winning architects  Union Studio Architecture and Community Design.

Veridian at County Farm concept drawing by our award-winning architects Union Studio Architecture and Community Design.

Concept precedent from  Concord Riverwalk by NOW Communities . Not representative of actual Veridian at County Farm homes.

Concept precedent from Concord Riverwalk by NOW Communities. Not representative of actual Veridian at County Farm homes.

The front porch of your home at Veridian at County Farm will face a pedestrian-only greenway that will lead directly into County Farm Park.  The porches and greenways will be the center of social life  connecting existing neighborhoods with Veridian. Enjoy a night with friends out by an open fire, or take a stroll to The Farmhouse for local produce, to the community gardens to harvest your own vegetables, or to the Barn for an outdoor summer movie.

The front porch of your home at Veridian at County Farm will face a pedestrian-only greenway that will lead directly into County Farm Park. The porches and greenways will be the center of social life connecting existing neighborhoods with Veridian. Enjoy a night with friends out by an open fire, or take a stroll to The Farmhouse for local produce, to the community gardens to harvest your own vegetables, or to the Barn for an outdoor summer movie.

Modeled after  Argus Farm Stop ,  The Farmhouse  @ Veridian is a full service grocery that will sell only locally grown produce, meats and dairy -- a  next generation of the traditional farmer's market model  -- making it easier to purchase local goods and produce from your favorite farmers!  The Barn  will be a multi-purpose social space for Veridian and surrounding neighbors. We’re working with barn preservationists to find a historic pre-civil war barn to preserve and restore. During construction, you might even be able to help with a modern-day barn raising!

Modeled after Argus Farm Stop, The Farmhouse @ Veridian is a full service grocery that will sell only locally grown produce, meats and dairy -- a next generation of the traditional farmer's market model -- making it easier to purchase local goods and produce from your favorite farmers! The Barn will be a multi-purpose social space for Veridian and surrounding neighbors. We’re working with barn preservationists to find a historic pre-civil war barn to preserve and restore. During construction, you might even be able to help with a modern-day barn raising!

Avenues at Veridian at County Farm will be Living Streets   designed for people . Bicyclists and walkers will enjoy European “woonerf” style streets shared with cars that are speed-limited by innovative design features. Laneways will allow convenient access to homes from the rear, while maximizing restorative green space and improving social interaction between neighbors and visitors. Pathways will incorporate innovative rainfall management techniques that mimic natural ecology.

Avenues at Veridian at County Farm will be Living Streets designed for people. Bicyclists and walkers will enjoy European “woonerf” style streets shared with cars that are speed-limited by innovative design features. Laneways will allow convenient access to homes from the rear, while maximizing restorative green space and improving social interaction between neighbors and visitors. Pathways will incorporate innovative rainfall management techniques that mimic natural ecology.

About the Neighborhood

Veridian at County Farm is nestled on the beautiful 130 acre Nelson Meade County Farm Park and steps away from the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center. Your home will be less than a ¼ mile from Whole Foods Market, Zola Bistro, dozens of restaurants, shops and conveniences. It is located near the Washtenaw Avenue corridor - a short distance to the University of Michigan, world-class hospitals and both downtown and Ann Arbor and downtown Ypsi. Step off your front porch and walk to an outdoor pool, an indoor poor, an ice rink, miles of running and x-country ski trails, a local farmer’s market or just stroll through your neighborhood fruit tree grove.

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walk to shops, grocery & Farmers market

  • Whole Foods Market

  • Trader Joe’s

  • Cobblestone Farmer’s Market

  • Lululemon

  • Sur La Table

  • J Jill

  • Barnes & Noble

  • Anthropology

  • Galleria Korean Market

  • Bombay Grocers

  • The Farmhouse Market @ Veridian - 7-day/week local farm market [Planned]

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year round recreation at your doorstep

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Stroll to sunday brunch & Coffee

  • Zola Bistro

  • Hut K Fusion

  • Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

  • Mighty Good Coffee

  • The Farmhouse @ Veridian [Planned]

Roll out of bed and Walk in Britton woods

Together with trillium and other wild flowers, Britton Woods in County Farm Park is a reflection of the Ann Arbor landscape in pre-settled times. Oaks, hickories, and cherry reflect the upland nature of this wooded knoll, while maple, ash, ironwood, and hornbeam reflect the floodplain soils deposited by a glacial water course.

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