I’m going to keep highlighting Kate’s blog about the Belvedere development as long as she keeps writing as well as she does.
If I understand it correctly, Belvedere is about community, it is about people, children, nature, healthy living. There is a sound philosophy of Health and Connection to the community design: greenspaces designed to encourage children’s play, trails to run and walk on, an organic garden for vegetables and delivery of other specialties, and even this soccer facility. Part of the Belvedere ethos and core values is the inclusion of the non-human world as part of the community. That really caught my eye. I have never heard of a development firm purporting to design a place for humans and plants and animals, too.
Belvedere is one of the places where I have represented Buyers that I feel that by doing so, I am contributing positively to the area in which I live.
*by the way, even though I like the folks running Belvedere, my advice about buying new construction stands.