Savannah looks good in green!

20 May

This past Saturday was the grand open house for the brand new, green-built Savannah Gardens Community. This community is a revitalization project engineered by the City of Savannah and built by a handful of local builders. These properties are certified Earth Craft homes, which entails several components of sustainability, that must be adhered to by builder and property alike.

The Savannah Gardens community is a 44 acre tract  located off of Pennsylvania Avenue and will eventually have 120 single family homes in addition to multi-family units. The community has a jogging path, mature landscaping and over 375 newly planted trees, LED lighting and solar powered trash receptacles in the parks and piazza, and state of the art storm water management system.

Each home must be designed efficiently and focus on indoor air quality, energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficient design & building materials, waste management, and site planning.  Each home has hardwood floors, nine-foot cathedral ceilings, hurricane screens, geo-thermal heating and air, rain barrels, smart meters, fenced back yards, garden sheds and front and back porches. Each home incorporates cement based siding and trim as well as architectural shingles. And did I mention that each home is pre wired for a solar panel, should you decide to take advantage of that option?

Here is more great news; The City of Savannah sponsored DreamMaker PLUS Program. This program helps qualified moderate income households purchase one of these brand new homes. Approved applicants may be eligible to receive up to $50,000 of DreamMaker funds. You might want to read that again. Fifty large my friends…FREE.Money to help you buy one of these outstanding homes. Current available properties range in price from $141,000-$167,000.

I am so excited about this development and the positive effects it will have on our local economy, environment and morale.

Please give my contact information to anyone you think might be interested. And please get in touch with me if you would like to tour these homes and learn more!

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