Lomas is designed as a new town located north of Los
Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains. This project has
been claimed to be Smart Growth and New Urbanism.
a larger circle around these important urban design
movements, the architectural legacy of Southern California
is the inspiration for what is perceived as the ideal
vision of the Mediterranean-inspired Los Angeles. The
vernacular is expressed not only in the architecture
but in the town planning as well. Las Lomas is to become
a cherished part of the utopian heritage of what the
world perceives as quintessentially LA.
this location, where the Golden State Freeway intersects
with the Antelope Valley Freeway, views are afforded
to both the San Fernando Valley and to the Santa Clarita
Valley. The Angeles National Forest abuts the 550-acre
parcel to the east and the state park to the west. About
half of the 550-acre new town is set aside for parkland
– some as an extension of the national forest
and others as developed urban parks, such as the mile-long,
cliff-front palisades park with its spectacular views.
Lomas is developed by Palmer Investments, which is headed
by Dan Palmer, Jr.
architecture was designed by Richardson Robertson of
Lomas is made up of six distinct neighborhoods –
Tower Circle, Lomas Arch, Las Lomas Avenue, Las Lomas
Town Center, Academy Hill and Fountain Park.
the fringing area of Palisades Park is included but
this is not considered a separate neighborhood by itself.
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