Housing development that is at harmony with nature

Thursday, September 2nd 2004, 7:04 am
By: News On 6

Sales are underway for lots in a new Green Country neighborhood that hopes to blend comfortable living with nature.

The Preservation District is located about five miles north of Sand Springs. It's more than 1,300 acres of homesites. About 25% of the area is to be left undisturbed. The developer is getting help from a non-profit group in Tulsa called "The Land Legacy".

It builds homes with the least amount of impact on the natural setting. Developers say it's a balancing act. And the idea is catching on with many homeowners. Developer Brandon Perkins: "People can really live in harmony with the environment and that's what we're trying to do."

Robert Gregory with Land Legacy: "They want to have a connection with nature. They want to see wildlife. They want to have a place where their kids can play. They can walk the dog. Throw a Frisbee. They want that connection to the land."

The preservation district expects there to be hundreds of new homes in the area, priced from $200,000 up to half a million dollars.