Environmental Protection

  • Protection of over 70% of the Project site (nearly 1,700 acres) as permanently conserved open space. Open space flows contiguously through the project site, connects with the Lafayetteville State Multiple Use Area, and will provide substantial buffers for sensitive natural areas such as Ham Brook, wetlands and amphibian breeding pools. 
  • Protection of water quality through a compact development pattern, lot clustering, avoidance and substantial buffering of site wetlands and streams, development of and connection to community water and sewer systems, and application of appropriate rural road standards and integrated stormwater management design standards.  
  • Management of the site’s timber resources in accordance with a long-term forest management plan. 
  • Siting of lots set far back and screened from Route 199 thereby maintaining the rural and scenic quality of the Route 199 travel corridor throughout the site. 
  • Homes will be built in a manner that is energy efficient and environmentally responsible in accordance with the Project’s Green Building Design Guidelines.