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

Working to make affordable housing a reality in Phoenix and beyond

Affordable housing is a prevalent topic in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country. According to rentcafe.com, the average monthly rent for an apartment in Phoenix is $1,590. The population explosion, which doesn’t appear to be slowing, will only contribute to rising housing costs and the lack of affordable housing options. In response to this, the... Read Full Post

Paving a Path for BTR Success in Florida Communities

Whether you call it Build-to-Rent (BTR) or Single-Family for Rent (SFFR), arguably the hottest new residential product in land development is still new to most municipalities across Florida. It doesn’t fit in established zoning categories and prompts fear of the unknown among neighbors and policymakers. RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture has led the first successful... 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

San Gabriel Park wins Texas ASLA Honor Award

Georgetown, Texas, is a rapidly growing community and San Gabriel Park serves as the central park of Georgetown, located at the confluence of the north and south forks on the San Gabriel River. In 2015, the RVi-Austin team developed the Master Plan for the park which included stakeholder and public input as well as multiple... 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