The goal of the Adams Crossing Master Plan is to develop an entirely new model for community development, focused on agriculture and sustainability.
RNL was hired to help realize the client’s vision as part of a strategic partnership with two international firms involved in sustainable product design. Together, the team created an entirely new model for community development focused on agriculture and sustainability. RNL, as the prime architect and planner, working with HDR as project engineer, completed a preliminary master plan for the first phase of the development. The team is now moving into detailed entitlement and detailed design of the phase one buildings, including an Innovation Center, a mixed-use retail center, farm kits, and multi-family mixed income housing. The project includes significant innovations in total sustainable design, including geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic solar panels on every home, water-wise landscapes and water reuse practices, as well as electric vehicle charging stations, total energy neutral homes, and on-site agriculture for growing local crops for community use.