SCA Lauded for "Model Sustainable Community"


Ten years ago, writes Andrew Michler in Inhabitat, three college students – Naomi Sabel, Josh Rosen and Ben Ezinga – devised a plan to reclaim a stagnant brownfield in Oberlin, Ohio for mixed-use revitalization. Today the project, which is participating in the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program, is nearing readiness for occupancy.

The three partners formed Sustainable Community Associates and raised some $15 million for their East College Street project, which comprises three buildings, 33 condos, 20,000 feet of commercial space, a green courtyard, and a bunch of advanced resource-conserving features on a walkable, transit-accessible site in a part of downtown Oberlin that is becoming a budding arts district.

Read the full story on Switchboard here, and Inhabitat here.

Sustainable Community Associates featured in SWITCHBOARD