Forsite Development announced today that they now control an additional 578 acres of
residential land that wraps the primary ReVenture site. Now totaling over 1,226 acres the
project includes a proposed mix of residential, retail, office and industrial spaces. Forsite
Development plans to create an “Eco-District” that will weave environmental
responsibility into every aspect of the projects design. The residential component will
consist of energy efficient homes powered with renewable energy and built with recycled
materials. The project will include a significant portion of protected natural area and the
homes will be connected via an extensive greenway/trail system.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
The developer of ReVenture Park announced today that they now control an additional 578 acres
of residential land that wraps the primary ReVenture site. This brings the total project size to 1,
245 acres that will include a proposed mix of residential, retail, office and industrial spaces. The
vision for the new housing component is a community where sustainability is ingrained into
people’s lifestyles and is woven through the fabric of the community.

Forsite has engaged UNC Charlotte’s Urban Design program to help mold the initial vision and
design principles that will be incorporated throughout the project. “This is a unique and
interesting project,” said Professor David Walters, Director of UNC-Charlotte’s Urban Design
program, who is working on the project with his colleague, Dr. Jose Gamez. “It has great
potential for creating a national model for a sustainable community in the face of future
uncertainties about climate change and energy supplies. The graduate Urban Design Program and
its research arm, the Design Society Research Center, are ideally placed to explore community
design solutions that go beyond current thinking yet are financially feasible in a recovering
property market.”

Key planning principles will include renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable
infrastructure, natural area protection, community gardens, extensive trail connections, water
conservation, and recycling. Tom McKittrick of Forsite Development says, “It’s rare to have a
property this large with so many diverse attributes. We have a truly unique opportunity to rethink
traditional models and create the next level of sustainable development.”

There will be a heavy focus on open space that ensures the homes are connected to the protected
natural environment. Forsite plans to significantly expand the conservation easement and
greenway areas that will be connected with trails. The site’s proximity to the US National White
Water Center will also offer great appeal to outdoor-minded home buyers.

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