Preservation 

The design of the village preserved the rural, open character of the site by maintaining unique environmental features, surrounding the village with open space, and clustering residential development interspersed with open space for common uses. Open space is dedicated in perpetuity for common uses such as gardening, raising of livestock, bicycle and riding trails, nature preserves, fishing areas, and other recreation and rural-outdoor pursuits. Preservation of existing forest cover, recreation areas, wildlife, and other environmental assets was stressed during the design.