Hubbell Realty Company to Break Ground on New Conservation Development Communities
GRIMES, Iowa (March 17, 2005) – Hubbell Realty Company is scheduled to break ground on Central Iowa’s newest type of housing development on Wednesday, April 6 at Meadowlark South in Grimes. Hubbell Realty Company is the first to introduce the Conservation Community design concept in central Iowa. These unique Conservation Communities will be designed to incorporate restored native prairie communities and natural storm water management systems. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Grimes Chamber of Commerce at 4:00 p.m. located off of Highway 141 on South 11th Street. Forty percent of this development is proposed to remain unhindered and consist of open prairie as public space. In addition, areas disturbed during construction will be landscaped and restored back to native plant areas. These native grasses and wild flowers will enhance natural infiltration of runoff created by the impervious surfaces throughout the site. Other on-site runoff reduction measures will include grassy swales, playfields and narrower streets. By designing new communities with land conservation as the number one priority, homebuyers receive unprecedented lifestyle advantages such as open public parklands, walking/biking trails, play areas and contiguous habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Home construction is scheduled to begin in August of 2005. Home prices are anticipated in the $190,000 range while townhomes will begin at $140,000. Hubbell will also break ground on two other new Conservation Communities on Monday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. in Carlisle and Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Waukee. For more information, contact Rachel Hampton at (515) 280-2038.