50th Anniversary Golden Nugget: The Village

Courtesy of the 50th Anniversary History and Communications subcommittees

The Branigar Organization always planned on creating a retail area in or near The Landings. In the Fall of 1987, The Village opened, after several years of design and construction. Fashioned after Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, Skidaway Village Walk is treelined, framed by handsome buildings, offers limited street parking, and masks its spacious parking lots behind its buildings.The Village was awarded the Urban Land Institute’s “Award for Excellence” in 1986. After applauding its design and construction quality in a 1989 feature article, Builder Magazine predicted that The Village was “Destined to become the Heartbeat of the Community.”

In 1990, a Library was formed by Landings volunteers and housed in The Village. The Village Library on Meeting Street was completed in 1996, funded through the sale of bricks installed in the walkway leading up to the front door and through generous resident donations.

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