TO LIVE IN NATURE,
WE MUST TAKE CARE OF IT
From the very beginnings of the Edgemont story, our team has put the environment and natural resource management as a priorities, respecting the land that many would come to call home. Whichever way you refer to “building green,” to approach development from a sustainability standpoint, you must take real action. And we did and will continue to do so.
In the early stages, the land was over-forested, so we performed fire mitigation. But not just any fire mitigation…we used a company that removed the trees with donkeys to reduce the wear on the land from mechanical equipment. And then we used the wood to create thousands of board feet of lumber, milled right on site. Much of this lumber was used to build dozens of homes, common buildings, and the Edgemont Meadows mail house you’ll see as you enter the neighborhood.
Roads were planned to minimize cut and fill needs, and we crushed all of the roack for roads on site, eliminating the need for hundreds of truckloads of gravel to be imported, saving fuel and road-wear for county roads.
Our plans were sure to avoid development in the steepest areas to keep building costs down and retain the natural fit of the land to homes.
Much of the land is dedicated to open space and trails (approximately 40%).
Our architectural and landscaping requirements specify that homes fit with natural grades and that landscaping is consistent with low water usage and more native plantings.
We collected over 100 plant species on the site and developed our own seed mix for re-vegetation. All of these efforts reflect a commitment to a thoughtful and sustainable community.
Our care for the Florida River is paramount, annually stocking fish to our section for catch and release fishing enjoyment but also to support the wildlife eco-chain.
The Metro District operates much like a city resource for our residents and is a model for small community infrastructure…financially secure, forward-thinking, and well organized. The Metro District is responsible for road maintenance and snowplowing, providing drinking water, and waste water treatment. The Metro District built a state of the art wastewater treatment facility, secured additional water rights, and constructed a several million gallon back-up water reservoir in the event of a long-drought period.