South Village

With a goal to foster long-term stewardship of the land and protect mountain views, wildlife corridors and wetlands, the South Village master plan creates tightly knit mini-neighborhoods separated by oak savannahs, fields and wetlands. A series of rain gardens treat runoff before reaching the wetlands. The plan provides for a community farm and a school where students combine learning with nature and agriculture. The farm will harvest native plant species to replenish the wetlands in perpetuity.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  South Burlington,Vermont

CLIENT:  The Retrovest Company

SIZE:  220-acre site with views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and Green Mountains; includes a 35-acre organic community farm and a small private school

LRK SERVICES:  master plan, entitlements, street design, detailed plat plan


The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

South Village (project website)