May 23, 2007
PATH Dedicates "The Neighborhood of the Future"
HUD Secretary Jackson, Lincoln Mayor Beutler Host Ceremony of Innovative Housing Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Alphonso Jackson, and City of Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler host a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. June 6 for
Liberty Village, a Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) field evaluation project in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Liberty Village Dedication
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
4 p.m. Reception
4:30 p.m. Ceremony
near 24th & Vine Streets
Targeted toward multicultural first-time homebuyers, Liberty Village incorporates unique architecture styles to respond to Nebraska's changing demographics. As Lincoln is one of ten "Refugee Relocation" sites, Liberty Village buyers include Bangladeshi, Russian, Argentinean, Vietnamese nationals, and hurricane Katrina relocations. Builder Brighton Construction researched the distinct local populations to determine how a home can be designed to better fit their lifestyles and cultural preferences. The results are designs different from standard North American homes to include various cultural needs and preferences.
Liberty Village's innovation continues beneath the surface. As a PATH field evaluation project, the affordable housing development features technologies from the first three PATH Tech Sets:
Resource Efficient Plumbing,
Durable Building Envelope, and
Efficient HVAC - Forced Air System. Additionally, Liberty Village was built with "green" practices to protect and preserve the surrounding natural resources.
PATH, an initiative between the U.S. government and America's homebuilding industry, is dedicated to promoting the design and construction of a technological vision for our nation's homes.
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Content updated on 6/2/2008