conservation development: Asheville Eco Drama Part I - 02/12/08 07:17 AM

It all started out innocently enough. I had some clients that were looking to build  a green conservation development that would also be very dog friendly. These buyers were interested in obtaining a piece of property of at least 20+ acres fairly close to downtown Asheville owned by a seller willing to do some owner financing.  
I found a very nice 29+ acres in the town of Weaverville located only 15 minutes from downtown that bordered an existing 52 acre, 50 lot green subdivision, meaning all homes there would be built to Healthy Built Home standards( not crazy about the density … (3 comments)

conservation development: Using Localism - Its a Good Thing! - 03/29/07 09:00 AM
I have just started to post to localism both pictures and blogs about different communities. I have not gone down to the specific neighborhoods yet like Renee, but we attract a lot of out of state buyers who look  first for specific communities around the Asheville, North Carolina area. I have to say that it is an interesting process putting into words what I know about different smaller communities around the area. Sometimes I have felt like a tour guide when trying to convey a sense of place about a town or a conservation subdivision but after I am finished and … (8 comments)

conservation development: A GREEN TEAM of Environmental Designers in Asheville - 02/14/07 05:42 AM
A GREEN TEAM of Environmental Designers in Asheville   
One company in our network of Green Professionals in Asheville area is a company called Equinox Environmental Consultation and Design. The people at Equinox really are a dedicated group of professionals that are capable of handling a wide variety of developments from small residential conservation easement subdivisions in urban areas to 1000+ acre multi-family developments. They have a diverse team of skilled people including the president of Equinox Andy Brown, an Environmental Land Planner and the vice president David Tuch, a Landscape and Environmental designer. The rest of the team is rounded out … (13 comments)


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