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17 January . 2020

Newland named Green Home Builder’s Developer of the Year

Green Home Builder Magazine has named Newland, the developer of Sweetwater, as its Developer of the Year for 2019, acknowledging over five decades of placemaking and integration of sustainability practices in building mixed-use communities throughout the nation. 

The article points out the partnerships Newland forms with North American Sekisui House, builders, architects, local officials, and many others to envision and build communities that works with how people live now and well into the future.

“We believe that sustainability is an evolving path, and if we do our jobs correctly, our communities will be a better place 50, 100 years from today; that’s what sustainability really means,” said Newland Chief Executive Officer Ted Nelson, in an interview with Green Home Builder. 

“Our placemaking is a sustainable, holistic approach, creating communities that respect the individual, the land, the natural environment, and the unique influence of the local marketplace,” Nelson said. “Newland’s sustainability mission and principles are integral to the future of place—serving as our ‘true north’ in envisioning and creating communities that conserve resources, preserve open space, and educate the community at large on sustainability practices.”

Newland’s commitment to placemaking and sustainable development is evident throughout Sweetwater, which devotes approximately 700 acres – roughly half of its overall master plan – to parks, trails and natural open spaces.

Sweetwater’s amenities include miles of trails that wind through canyons, across creeks, and atop scenic ridges. The 10-acre Sweetwater Club offers a swimming pool that’s like three pools in one, along with a fitness center, a clubhouse with indoor and outdoor gathering areas, sports fields, a pavilion, amphitheatre and playground. The newest amenity, the Overlook Club, features two swimming pools and a social clubhouse, all with breathtaking views of Bee Creek and the surrounding Hill Country.

Also in Austin, Newland is the developer of the Rancho Sienna community in Georgetown.

Learn more about living green at Sweetwater.