Here are a few of the initiatives that Gold Hill Mesa is taking toward a sustainable environment:
PARKS, TREES AND GREEN STREETS
Our master plan includes over 50 acres of green space and native vegetation. More than 2,000 trees will be planted.
FOUNTAIN CREEK RESTORATION
We’ve partnered with Stormwater Enterprise and CDOT to restore Fountain Creek’s ecosystem and reduce flooding, erosion and sedimentation. Residents have volunteered to care for this section of Fountain Creek as part of the Adopt-A-Waterway program.
KEEP COLORADO SPRINGS BEAUTIFUL
We’ve partnered with this organization to clean up areas around Fountain Creek.
Front yard landscaping has been designed with drip-line irrigation and a focus towards efficient water use. Energy conservation. Several of our builders are Energy Star certified, and all of our builders have incorporated money-saving energy efficiencies into their home designs.
By recycling abandoned urban land we’re reducing sprawl and protecting our precious open lands.
The mitigation process for the former Golden Cycle Mill adopted by Gold Hill Mesa Neighborhood has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a model for the returning of land with this unique history to a site well suited for residential development. In addition to returning the land to a productive use, by locating homes in close proximity to stores, restaurants and businesses in a pedestrian-friendly network of walks and parks improves health and reduces dependency on fossil fuels.
Over 20,000 tons of concrete (in part from old mill foundations) were recycled and reused to protect the banks of Fountain Creek from future erosion.