Nava Ade

Nava Ade, a Tewa Indian phrase meaning “belonging to the land” is a greenfield master-planned community project that upon first sight is a tidy subdivision of single-family houses with plenty of open space and streets laid out to respect the rolling terrain. What differentiates Nava Ade from similar subdivisions, however, is its provision for 35 percent of the planned 513 units to be classified as “affordable”. That the developer accomplished this with house designs, amenities, sizes, and materials associated with higher-end houses, and densities, site planning, and neighborhood amenities reserved for upper-income communities, is noteworthy. That a private sector developer initiated this project is worthy of emulation.

Red Hawk at Wingfield Springs

Red Hawk at Wingfield Springs is a 1,660-acre (671-hectare), master-planned golf course community located in the Spanish Springs Valley between the Sierra Nevada and Pah Pah mountain ranges, seven miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Reno, Nevada. The $120 million project, developed by Loeb Enterprises, LLC, features two Audubon International’ “certified championship golf courses and 2,000 homes. Red Hawk is built on the former ranch of one of Nevada’s most infamous mining and banking tycoons, George Wingfield. The character of an Old West ranch is maintained throughout the community, with one of Wingfield’s houses integrated into the Village Center complex that features a 15,000-square-foot (1,393-square-meter) clubhouse with a pro shop and a restaurant (with meeting and banquet facilities), a golf academy and fitting center with a driving range, and a swim and fitness center. When conceived in 1993, Red Hawk at Wingfield Springs was one of the first master-planned developments in Sparks, Nevada. Due to pent-up demand for a golf course community, the project sold 250 of its nearly 400 custom home sites within the first two years of development.


Zocalo is a 46.5-acre (18.8-hectare) condominium community located about four miles (6.4 kilometers) northwest of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Designed by international architecture firm Legorreta + Legorreta, this project is sited in New Mexico’s high desert in an area characterized by steep hillsides. Although Zocalo is primarily composed of market-rate townhouses, 11 percent of the units are reserved for those earning 50, 60, and 70 percent of the area median income. As of early 2006, 156 units were built. At buildout, the project is expected to comprise 320 residences.


Anthem is a 5,860-acre (2,371-hectare) master-planned community located in the North Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Anthem’s plan allows for a family-oriented lifestyle, providing recreational facilities for residents of all ages. The community comprises basic elements of a small city: houses, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, sports facilities, offices, and municipal services. Homes at Anthem range in price from the low $100,000s to more than $400,000 and measure from approximately 1,200 to 4,400 square feet (111 to 409 square meters) in size.

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a community shopping street along the Dubai marina seafront consisting of two levels that features 311 retail outlets. It is located in the heart of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), a 720,975-square-meter (7.76 million-sq-ft) mixed-use development that comprises 36 residential towers between 39 and 54 stories high, four hotel towers, one corporate tower, and offices. The Walk has a variety of tenants that serve the local community such as restaurants, an art gallery, dry cleaners, cafés, and bookstores situated on both a plaza and ground level. The Walk is one of the first and only retail spaces in Dubai to offer an outdoor, pedestrian-friendly shopping experience along the beachfront that is accentuated by fountains, landscaped shaded courtyards, and alleys.