Urban Reserve, Diane Cheatham's development of fifty sustainable design, modern single-family residences is located on a 13-acre plot off Forest Lane and Central Expressway (map). The project has been in the works for over two years, and the first residence, at 51 Vanguard Way designed by Lionel Morrison, was recently completed. Other designs are in varying stages of the process; all are dramatic and definitively modern.
Nods to ecological sensitivity include narrower streets (less asphalt allowing water run-off), and design criteria including goal home energy efficiency 20% above market average, native and drought-tolerant adaptive plantings, and rainwater irrigation schemes.
Homes are priced between $400K and over $2M. Completion of the entire development is anticipated in 2009. A full news story appeared earlier this month in the Dallas Morning News.