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Guadalupe Saldaña Subdivision

This 11-acre subdivision constructed on a brownfield in East Austin is intended to provide 90 affordable new, single family homes and condominiums for working families. Two-thirds of these energy efficient homes will be “net-zero,” consuming less energy than they produce, and much of the site will be open space. Working with the Austin Community Design and Development Center and funds from the Kresge Foundation, the Ecosystem Design Group used conservation development principles to determine building locations. The group also guided plans for such innovative features as rain gardens and bioswales to capture storm water and channel improvement suggestions for a flood-prone creek with critical environmental features.

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