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Designing for Drought: Planning for a Water Responsible Future

Water and the American Southwest have long shared a tenuous relationship. It is no secret that water demand in desert cities like Phoenix cannot be met entirely from local sources and therefore, water must be imported from sources sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles away. These imported sources have historically provided an abundance of... Read Full Post

RVi helps design historic mixed-income housing in Orlando’s tourism corridor

Affordable housing is one of Greater Orlando’s most significant challenges, and RVi has been able to contribute landscape architecture design over the past year on what will be the largest mixed-income multifamily development in Orange County, Florida. Altamonte Springs-based affordable housing developer Wendover Housing Partners was chosen through a competitive RFP process in early 2021 by Universal... Read Full Post

Hawes Crossing: A True Village Experience

Hawes Crossing Village, the 1,131 acre residential community in Mesa, Arizona, received approval by Mesa City Council in early 2021. When the opportunity to work on Village One (80.66 acres of the 1,131 acre total community), myself, along with RVi team members Konner Pendland and Kevin Wilke-Nadler welcomed it, recognizing that as landscape architects and... Read Full Post

Rendering of the planned Barnett Villas apartments. Source: FK Architecture

RVi Helps Affordable Multifamily Developer in Orlando Win Funding from Competitive, New Local Trust Fund

Rendering of the planned Barnett Villas apartments. Source: FK Architecture Central Florida’s Orange County is taking bold steps toward reframing the power structure for affordable housing funding in the state. Recently, the County awarded more than $13 million from its own new Housing Trust Fund to four local Floridian developers specializing in affordable multifamily housing... Read Full Post

Creating an Oasis in the Desert - Bringing Moonlight Ridge to Life

Anglin Dairy, newly christened as Moonlight Ridge, is a 489-acre working dairy farm located at the northwest corner of SR-238 and Green Road in the City of Maricopa. RVi has been providing various planning and landscape architecture services on the project since 2020, including the processing of a Major General Plan amendment to modify the... Read Full Post