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Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

4 Key Considerations for RV Resort Design

For many outdoor enthusiasts, the sights and sounds of a good camping trip are nostalgic and universal: a crackling campfire, the smell of woodsmoke and roasting marshmallows, the sense of being disconnected from stress and surrounded by nature. The whole experience of camping may as well be an antidote specifically designed to counteract the maladies... Read Full Post

Surprise City Council Approves Annexation and Rezoning for Marisol Ranch

In late June, the Surprise City Council members unanimously approved annexation and zoning changes of approximately 634 acres for Marisol Ranch, a residential master planned community designed to promote an environmentally sensitive approach to development by preserving and enhancing significant portions of this pristine desert property. This is significant for the City of Surprise because... Read Full Post

RVi Clients Win National Gold Nugget Awards

Last month, two RVi projects took home coveted Gold Nugget Grand Awards from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC). These prestigious design awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The Headwaters master planned community developed by RVi clients Freehold Communities won top honors in the Best Community... Read Full Post

New Proposed Location for Dougherty Arts Center Approved by City Council

Serving as Austin’s most cherished community arts center for 40 years, the mission of the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is to support emerging through established artists who create, showcase, and experience the arts first-hand. However, the more than 70-year-old former U.S. Navy and Marine reserve facility that houses the art center was deemed “beyond repair”... Read Full Post

A Greener Childhood Can Lead To Happier Adulthood

It’s known that nature is good for us but its precise impact on our well-being can be challenging to articulate. An important new study from Aarhus University in Denmark found that when children grow up surrounded by green space, they have up to 55% less risk of developing a wide range of mental health problems... Read Full Post

Below the Surface: The Hidden Functionality of Amenity Lakes

They say everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. Mine came this month when I was interviewed by our local PBS station, KLRU, for their Decibel program. This particular segment focused on Austin’s Water Pressures, and for my part we focused on how stormwater is handled at Mueller through a series of water quality ponds.... Read Full Post

On the Boards: 3E Park at The Woodlands Hills

RVi is in the midst of working on one of the first neighborhood parks within the newest master planned community being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation and its subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company – The Woodlands Hills. The 2,000-acre community, located thirteen miles north of The Woodlands, will feature open spaces with rolling terrain... Read Full Post