The Smarts of SmartTown
Miller’s Landing is looking to the future by using the SmartTown design method to design and create a new technology infrastructure based on large-scale smart city technology. SmartTown is a design philosophy and method that focuses on user needs to scale smart city technology to smaller mixed-use developments.
Unlike other approaches that focus on technology first, then attempt to tailor it to the needs of users, SmartTown employs a people-centered approach. This approach ensures that a design meets user needs before selecting technology.
Miller’s Landing has proactively designed digital interconnectivity into the development from day one. This offers businesses operating at Miller’s Landing a true competitive advantage to attract and retain talent.
SmartTown is creating a new standard for community developments. The multi-carrier, robust and redundant converged network at Miller’s Landing will offer tenants and visitors an elevated experience that leverages smart city and smart building technology.
A New Multi-Use Development
Miller’s Landing is a new multi-use development in Castle Rock, CO. We’re creating a vibrant town center that features a technology network intentionally designed to support the development. Miller’s Landing includes offices that meet new normal COVID-19 standards, exciting retail and restaurant options, a world-class resort, conference and meeting facilities and easy access to some of the area’s best outdoor recreation.
Castle Rock is a growing south Denver suburb conveniently located on the I-25 corridor. The town offers healthy, small-town living, a thriving business community, a population of well-educated residents, access to a myriad of outdoor recreation options and easy access to big-city amenities in Denver.
Using Technology to Enhance User Experiences
SmartTown leverages smart city technology, scaled to the needs of smaller communities to improve digital inter-connectivity and quality of life for businesses, employees and visitors.
By leveraging a converged network, Miller’s Landing is designing a technology ecosystem that takes advantage of the virtually endless possibilities for technology to enhance user experiences. Our approach to design considers how technology can be applied across a number of dimensions – Mobility, Sustainability, Safety and Security, and Community.
We live in an increasingly mobile world with rapidly evolving choices and flexibility. From shared rides to micro-transit, the options for meeting the evasive “last mile” continue to grow.
SmartTown takes into consideration technology that can enhance mobility, including intelligent parking, accommodation for electric vehicles, defined stations for bike and scooter rentals, road space for ride sharing and dynamic traffic management.
Sustainability offers perhaps the greatest opportunity to use technology to increase efficiencies and make a lasting impact on the world. From collaborative power management to active monitoring of building and community environments, there are abundant opportunities to use technology to dynamically allocate scarce resources.
Safety and Security
The use of new technology in the public safety sector is rapidly evolving. While exciting technological opportunities abound to improve safety and security, striking the appropriate balance between public safety and personal freedom requires a considered approach.
Technology options under consideration at Miller’s Landing include intelligent video and audio monitoring, which can enhance threat detection and prevention along with emergency lighting and public address systems that can assist in emergency responses. These services can also help detect and disperse large gatherings, a growing concern in light of the COVID pandemic.
The success of any community, regardless of size, can be measured by the health of the people who live, work and play there. With SmartTown, Miller’s Landing is able to take into consideration the community’s future physical and digital needs, such as those required by pop-up commerce such as retail and food trucks. This allows us to evolve and respond to the changing needs of businesses and visitors.
In addition, the recent pandemic has shown the value of TeleHealth to expand access to medical services. The technology infrastructure at Miller’s Landing increases the opportunities to expand on the growing role TeleHealth is expected to play in the future.
A True Competitive Edge
The SmartTown approach will greatly improve the digital experience and quality of life for businesses, workers and visitors at Miller’s Landing. P3 Advisors, LLC, the developers of Miller’s Landing, worked in partnership with the leading smart city technology design and consulting firm Layer 10 Consulting to design Miller’s Landing and the SmartTown methodology.
Our people-centered approach ensures the design of the technology used at Miller’s Landing meets user needs before we determine what specific technology to deploy. This is a far cry from the typical one-size-fits-all approach common in the technology sector. For us, the role of smart city technology is simple – to help people live smarter lives. And that’s what we are doing at Miller’s Landing.
Our thoughtful design provides the smart city technology businesses need to evolve their communications platforms and remain competitive in the labor market. By leveraging technology to cultivate collaboration and lift team performance, businesses can create the type of work environment employees demand.
During the design process we are facilitating discussions to define the ideal experience for the people who will live, work and play at Miller’s Landing. This “day in the life” approach allows us to think first about the needs of users without getting bogged down with considerations of specific technologies. It isn’t until we have a firm grasp of the experiences we are trying to create to support user needs, that we will begin to choose the best technologies to achieve our goals.
This thoughtful, user experience design allows us to accommodate even the most unique needs. And the focus on user experience does not end at the conclusion of development. On-site support will be provided by a dedicated team to assist Miller’s Landing tenants with issues and future needs.
Land, Linger, Launch
Miller’s Landing captures the spirit of a well-designed town center with a pedestrian-oriented main street and a connection to downtown Castle Rock by way of a regional trail.
Unlike urban developments in crowded concrete jungles, Miller’s Landing includes plenty of open space with stunning views of the Colorado Rockies. It’s an open, inviting space, so critical with today’s focus on healthy, safe working environments.
Miller’s Landing is the only place in Colorado that’s exploring the fringes of the future by building a smart, dynamic town center that creates a direct path to new personal, professional and recreational opportunities. From healthy, technologically enabled offices that meet new normal post-pandemic standards to a world class resort, retail and restaurant options, community gatherings and individual adventure – it’s all here at Miller’s Landing. Join us. Let’s build the future together.