Pringle Creek Community makes livability a focus by featuring walkable neighborhoods, a meandering creek, a vibrant community plaza of preserved and repurposed historical buildings, community gardens and open green space for all to enjoy. This combination of preserving the natural environment while adding community amenities, a variety of housing options with sustainable innovations creates a unique opportunity for those seeking a livable community setting.
Sustainability at Pringle Creek Community:
Across the country and the around the world, people are working hard to achieve high levels of sustainability. Sustainability is “The ability to meet present needs without compromising the needs of future generations” (United Nations Brundtland Commission). At Pringle Creek Community (PCC) we integrate the three legs of sustainabiity (environment, community, and economy) into every opportunity and effort. PCC’s committment to sustainability is unmatched in any other mixed-use development anywhere.
A variety of live/work opportunities within the neighborhood allow for small shops, grocery, cafe, restaurants, and other services within easy walking distance. This builds a sense of community by supporting local business development, reducing car use, and creating opportuities for social interaction throughout the day.
Diversity of Housing Types
A range of housing choices (single family homes, cottages, live-work studios, row houses, accessory dwelling units) attract people in different stages of their lives, creating a vibrant, intergenerational community.
A neighborhood with interconnected trails, parks, green corridors and streets designed to calm traffic, creates a safe and friendly environment for walkers, runners, and children.
Providing a variety of transportation choices (Bicycle, walking, rail, with plans in place for municipal bus and community car share) give greater flexibility, freedon, and easier access to services, schools, and employment beyond the boundaries of the neighborhood.
Protect Natural Assets and Open Spaces
Preserving green corridors, natural areas and open space allows the ecological function of natural ecosystems to thrive. Parks and community gardens provide a breath of fresh air in a busy world and a place for neighbors to gather and interact.
Integrate with Natural Systems
Working with natural systems, as opposed to against them, builds a healthy co-existence with the natural world. Examples include native plants that filter stormwater alongside pervious streets that recharge the aquifer which supplies the district ground-source geothermal loop.
Protect & Improve the Watershed
Chemical-free landscaping, water conservation, native plant restoration, and onsite stormwater mangement significantly reduces our impact upon the watershed, helping to eliminate stormwater pollution and decrease the demand put on municipal infrastructure.
Reuse & Regenerate Existing Resources
Reusing existing resources captures the embodied energy originally invested into a material or structure. This greatly reduces energy consumption and waste, and breates new life into old materials, oftentimes with the added value of an i nteresting story.
Build efficient, compact, innovative structures that use less energy, matierisals and resources, use natural light, local materials, good design, and healthy indoor air quality to make buildings that are attractive, comfortable and build to last for generations.
Work Collaboratively with Community
Involve community members in the design & development process, host activities that bring community together, and be open and invite the larger Salem community to create an inclusive and collaborative place to live.