The Smart Growth Principles
The Smart Growth Principles for real estate development have been adopted by every major planning body in the U.S. It's why we choose to live by them in all that we do.
"Growth is smart when it gives us great communities, with more choices and personal freedom, good return on public investment, greater opportunity across the community, a thriving natural environment, and a legacy we can be proud to leave our children and grandchildren." More specifically, Smart Growth addresses the suburban, bedroom community dynamic that requires us to drive long distances between our homes and our jobs and forces our reliance on the automobile as the sole means of access to the daily conveniences we want. The idea behind Smart Growth is to put workplaces, homes and services closer together (the popular "LIVE, WORK, PLAY" tagline) so that people can move about with far less reliance on the automobile. Smart Growth encourages development that fosters more and better social, civic and physical activity. That's our kind of development. It's the type of development that we pursue to make each community we touch a better place to live.