Embracing the smart-growth concept of transit-oriented design, higher density and vertical development.

1. The project has been submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, seeking Silver level approval; renewable resources, responsible construction and drought-tolerant landscaping are incorporated in its plan.

2. Proximity to public transportation encourages less use of personal vehicles, resulting in fewer pollutants, cleaner air, and reduced reliance on fuel resources.

3. “Walking community” concept provides an easy quarter-mile walk between homes, dining, shopping, entertainment, residential services, river trails and public transportation.

4. A new park, plazas and open spaces provide a vital link in the environmental cycle and encourage active lifestyles.