2020 Merit Award Recipient
Middlebrook and Design Workshop were awarded a 2020 Merit Award for Analysis & Planning by the American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado Chapter.
Welcome to the Agrihood
In the age of COVID‐19 and society’s increased focus on health and wellness, there is a growing interest in agrihoods, planned communities that integrate agriculture into a residential neighborhood.
A New Hometown
Early last year Diligent Development of Des Moines announced plans for Iowa's first agrihood, a project described as a "sustainable farming community for the modern age" and a hometown concept that marries the past and the future.
Agrihoods Are Gaining Popularity
This type of neighborhood starts with agriculture as the building block creating the framework for a new community. (article on page 70)
The Hometown of the Future
Iowa's first agrihood covers over 500 acres, with residential plats, a farm, a variety of commercial projects and is now open in Cumming.
‘Agrihood’ centers on farmstead
Anyone who farms near the city has seen the sometimes unwelcome sight of developers paving over farmland and seeing houses sprout up where crops used to grow.
Goodbye, city life: Iowa’s first ‘agrihood’ promises country living on edge of Des Moines
This is an exciting opportunity for the state of Iowa! Our Middlebrook Estates development would be Iowa’s first agrihood - a community that’s anchored by a working farm or community garden.
Cumming Could Quadruple in Size With Iowa’s First ‘Agrihood’
“When you Google ‘top 10 things to do in Des Moines,’ I think the agrihood could potentially be one that starts to make that list.” Kalen Ludwig talks to WHO-TV about Middlebrook Estates.
Agrihood could transform Cumming, quadrupling its size
"(City leaders) are excited to see something like this come to the community, and it keeps its rural roots," said Keaton Dreher, with Diligent Development.
For more information, to set up interviews, or schedule a visit please contact Kalen Ludwig at 515.402.3169 or email Kalen@PeoplesCompany.com.