April 24, 2005 | Page One | By Dennis Thompson
After years of work, the developers of Fairview have gained approval for a master plan showing how they will use the 275-acre property. Construction of the first phase, 32 north acres called the Pringle Creek Community, is expected to begin by early next year.
A neighborhood of "Net-Zero" homes will be one of Fairview's first phases. The solar-powered homes are designed to create more energy than they use on a yearly basis. Single-family and coach homes will be within walking distance of small retail shops. Pringle Creek will be ...
April 22, 2005 | Business Section | By Toby Mantheny
Architect's environmentally conscious work earns recognition.
Nathan Good remembers a time when his projects included a $20 million, 36,000 square-foot bachelor pad in Boulder, Colo.
Good, a Salem architect who pursued undergraduate architecture studies in California during the 1970s energy crisis as well as in energy-conscious Denmark, found the wasteful use of space a cultural shock.
"We did a lot of energy-efficient things in that home, but there was something fairly absurd about it," he said.
Good's current focus promises to be truly green: consulting on or designing small, energy-efficient homes, even for ...
February 16, 2004 | Opinion Section | By Editorial Staff
The development project could be a test lab for handling growth.
SALEM, Ore. – Salem residents are used to thinking of economic development in terms about employers and jobs coming to town. But that long-empty site of the old Fairview institution? Not the first thing that comes to mind.
That could be changing now that a local investors' group is preparing to develop the rolling 275-acre site. They have sold 32 acres to a Salem group who plan to build a community single-family dwellings, cottages, rowhouses and mixed-use structures. Meanwhile, a ...