January 13,2017 - Kitson creating a new version of 'Home Place' at Babcock Ranch
BABCOCK RANCH — As construction of Phase I of the Downtown District and furnished models in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch continues to progress as planned, Master Developer Kitson & Partners’ unique brand of place making is becoming evident. A new town being built by Kitson in Charlotte County, Babcock Ranch will be the first solar powered town in the world and will include 19,500 homes, nearly 50,000 residents, and 6 million square feet of commercial space.
Kitson’s development strategy is focused on creating a sense of place that will be embraced by residents and visitors alike. As a result, Babcock Ranch will provide a new version of “Home Place,” a term that speaks to the fabric of a community, a level of connectedness that residents enjoy with one another, a feeling of belonging and being safe, and the opportunities a place offers for creating memories with family members and friends.
Kitson’s vision for Babcock Ranch has been designed to appeal to the passion for a better, more fulfilling, more deeply connected life that resides in people of all ages. Kitson’s new and better kind of town invites residents to take pleasure in creating and recalling moments in time that conjure a sense of joy in new and exciting ways that have, until now, been imagined but unrealized. Places that offer a real opportunity to experience and know that joy firsthand have been incorporated into every facet of Babcock’s design.
Children will know the freedom and the joy of finding special “hidden” places along Babcock’s 50-mile network of trails, climbing a particularly tall tree for the first time, racing their bikes to beat their friends to a favored fishing hole, stopping at the ice cream shop on their way home from school, playing ball in the park, enjoying a backyard camp out, or spending an afternoon at the Lake House neighborhood pool and recreation center.