Sustainable Fellwood is a 27-acre site located on Bay Street, just west of Savannah’s Historic District. Initially part of the southeast’s magnificent longleaf pine forest, then agricultural land, and finally the site of Savannah’s first housing project. Sustainable Fellwood is envisioned as a $50 million mixed-use development encompassing 220 Mixed Use/Mixed Income Housing Units (in several phases), 100 Senior Housing Units, 13 single family homeowner units, and potential retail, medical, and technical space.
Amenities includes a clubhouse, an organic community garden, significant common green space – all with respect to the past, while embracing the future.
Certification. Fellwood is an early entrant into the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program, one of Southface Energy Institute’s EarthCraft Communities on the Coast and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network’s principles for diverse, walkable, distinctive, attractive communities. More here
Energy Savings. Sustainable Fellwood envisions creating a powerful positive social impact on the community through job training and through the development of beautiful affordable housing, while minimizing its impact on the environment. The design maximizes green surfaces and will implement technologies to reduce stormwater runoff. Water usage will be minimized through native and xeriscape landscaping outside and low-flow fixtures inside. Energy costs will be reduced by maximizing natural day lighting with thermally-efficient windows and exteriors, highly-reflective roofs, and EnergyStar appliances throughout.