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Fellwood redevelopment project in Historic Savannah November 17, 2009

Filed under: Site Design — sustainphas @ 7:31 pm
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  • A fifty million redevelopment project is underway in Savannah, Georgia.  The development, Fellwood, is a major part of the Westside Development and Revitalization plan.  It broke ground in September 2008.  Fellwood is a project which aims to demonstrate that highly efficient and healthy buildings can be built affordably.  The project will include a four acre park and a community garden.  Preserving the local oak tree canopy will be another important step.  The development team is taking steps to reduce stormwater run off and utilize native landscaping.  Energy Star appliances, reflective roofs, and high efficiency windows are all included in the plans.  The project will be registered with the EarthCraft Coastal Communities certification, and it is a pilot LEED – ND neighborhood.  It is developed using the principles of smart growth for walkable and diverse communities.