Kate says that clear, definite and positive progress is happening in Belvedere: And then joy of joys, we learn a family with kids is moving in next door, one is a boy my son’s age!…
Acknowledge your financial issues (if you’re a builder in this market and say that everything is A-OK and hunky dory you’re most likely delusional or a liar) and encourage buyers to join you in the experience. … In our neighborhood, thereâ€™s a place for all families with townhomes, cottages, and single family homes to suit the family of one or four. (ed. note: what about families of 5+?) … it takes more than building houses to encourage inspiration and confidence.
This is a significant story in this week’s C-Ville not only because it features my clients , ( their blog about Belvedere is here ) but it highlights one of the (potentially) best developments (that happens to be green) in the Charlottesville area. Five years agoâ€”heck, two years agoâ€”if you were searching for an architect to design your sustainable house, a builder to put it together, or a store to supply its fixtures and finishes, you would have had far fewer choices than in 2008.
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.Â 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.Â Part of the Belvedere ethos and core values is the inclusion of the non-human world as part of the community….Â 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.