CME feels that the future of real estate development is with Low Impact Developments (LID) coupled with green building techniques. Developments of this nature are particularly useful in rural areas where green space preservation is a key goal. CME began using LID techniques in subdivision design well before it was manadated and continues to pioneer this effort.
DEER MEADOW SUBDIVISION Woodstock, CT :: Deer Meadow is a pioneering LID residential development that broke ground in 2000. The development was created from 32 acres of open fields and meadows in scenic Woodstock, CT. Of that 32 acre parcel, more than 16 acres have been permanently set aside for conservation and 14 building lots were developed.
The development features building lots clustered together and scaled to fit in sensible proportions around a centralized 2+ acre meadow that serves as a traditional common for residents. This 2 acre green at the heart of the development is to remain open and to be maintained in perpetuity by the homeowners' association as part of a progressive land conservation movement initiated by the town. In addition to its lovely park-like meadow, a surrounding 13+ acres of land has also been left untouched being preserved as open space preventing future development expansion and protecting the habitation of local wildlife.