Exploring Serenbe

Terrain.org's newest "UnSprawl" case study explores the new Serenbe development, a mixed-use community of three hamlets anchored by an organic farm and striving to be an Atlanta-region destination for its restaurants, inn, and more.
October 13, 2011, 11am PDT | sbuntin
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Megan Kimble explores this 1,000 acre development that is getting a lot of attention:

"Located 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, Serenbe is nestled in the heart of 40,000 acres of forest-now incorporated as the City of Chattahoochee Hills-protected by a development plan that preserves 70 percent of the area's green space. A centerpiece of the Serenbe community is the 25-acre, organic Serenbe Farms, which not only supplies produce to a weekly farmer's market and onsite and regional restaurants, but also helps to forge a sense of identity for the overall development.

Integrating agriculture with homes is only part of the molding of a balanced community. With pedestrian-oriented village cores that consist of retail, restaurants, galleries, and office space, Serenbe is projected to include 1,000 to 1,200 homes and live/work units and up to 250,000 square feet of commercial among miles of trails, stables, pastures, wetlands, and forests."

Thanks to Simmons Buntin

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
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