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New Master Planned Community Emerging in Dripping Springs

Earlier this month, Dripping Springs City Council approved the development agreement for Caliterra, a new master planned community that will be located off Ranch Road 12 one mile south of Highway 290 in Dripping Springs. Caliterra features majestic hill country views and a very scenic portion of Onion Creek which traverses the site near the... Read Full Post

How Can Open Space Add Value to Real Estate Development?

Preserving open space in communities is often a balancing act between maximizing developable land and creating value – both monetary and intangible – for all parties involved. Urban Land Magazine explored this dichotomy in a recent article featuring interviews with five community development experts – including RVi President Chris Crawford. The article explored trends in... Read Full Post

New Zoning District Paves the Way for Future Master Planned Communities in Katy, Texas

Last week, the Katy City Council voted unanimously to create a new Master Planned Community Zoning District, which will encourage quality residential growth within the Katy city limits. This new zoning district will provide the opportunity for development of more pedestrian-friendly and walkable communities, with smaller lot size and setback requirements and more open space... Read Full Post

Victory in the Works

RVi is excited to announce our involvement with the new Victory District at Verrado, a 1,350-acre age restricted community located within the larger 8,800-acre Verrado community in Buckeye, Arizona.  Developer DMB Associates recently broke ground on the new district, which is designed with today’s Baby Boomers in mind. “Victory provides the necessary flexibility for Boomers... Read Full Post

Client Profile: Bill Hinckley

An advertising executive turned real estate developer with a passion for exotic big game hunting, Bill Hinckley does not fit the typical client profile. He admittedly hates hiring consultants.  His mantra is: “a surprise around every corner.” As the developer behind the top-ranked Crystal Falls community in Leander and party to the landmark sale of... Read Full Post