October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Babcock Ranch is building ‘Green’

Babcock Ranch is now famously the first American community ever designed to function top to bottom with power provided only from the sun — that’s in 19,000 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space at build-out. More...

DOWNTOWN RISING

Construction of the first buildings and amenities at Founders Square, the town’s lakefront downtown, is moving forward on the Table & Tap, Discovery Center and Market Café. More...

Meet the Townmakers

... the people behind the creation of Babcock Ranch

TOWN-MAKING REQUIRES DIVERSE skill sets, each of which contributes to the creation of a place where people will live, learn, work and play. More...

Babcock Ranch to make power-ful energy statement

For the first time in the United States, a sizable little town that will someday include about 50,000 residents is openly worshiping the sun. More...

Business News

A Q&A with Elizabeth Andres, builder liaison for Kitson & Partners

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

Elizabeth Andres grew up in Chisholm, Minn., a small mining community where the snow was abundant. “It’s changed a lot since I grew up but yes, icicles down to the ground and snow up to the windowsills,” she recalled. More...

A Q&A with John Broderick, senior vice president of land development for Kitson & Partners

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

JOHN BRODERICK WAS BORN IN NEW JERSEY, one of nine siblings. More...

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Lifestyle

KITSON & PARTNERS VOLUNTEER DAY AT SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS

1. Kitson & Partners employees 2. Dominique White and Tami Jarmolych 3. Kim Berghs and Jan Fifer 4. Bob Lanham, Kevin Shields and Tyler Kitson 5. Dave Witt More...

Real Estate News

Stock Development starting models in Lake Timber at Babcock Ranch

Naples-based Stock Development has started construction of five furnished lakefront model residences in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. More...

Recent college grad relishes role as new town’s project manager

While many 26-year-old professionals work out of cubicles tucked away in large buildings and don’t have windows or much real responsibility, David Mercer is different. Much different. More...

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‘Babcock Style’ celebrates Florida’s architectural past

Homes reminiscent of early Florida and its melting pot of architectural influences — Craftsman, Spanish, farmhouse, Colonial/ West Indies and coastal design unique to the Gulf of Mexico — echo Babcock Ranch’s emphasis on authenticit More...

State-of-the-art utility plant is almost ready to open

The wells from which Babcock Ranch will draw its water now have power. The filtration and treatment systems have been installed. And the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is set to certify it. More...

Babcock enterprises continues a 100-year tradition

Used to be, Babcock Ranch was home to not much more than cowboys, farmers, their cows and crops, and all manner of wilderness, from cypress sloughs to piney flatwoods to dry prairies. More...

Community

WHERE THE COMMUNITY IS THE CLASSROOM Getting schooled

Students at Babcock Ranch’s new tuition-free, public charter school will draw lessons from the high-tech and the environment

Babcock Ranch’s kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary school is being built in the heart of the community’s lakeside downtown square. More...

Designing for community at Babcock Ranch

As a child, Kitson & Partners chairman and CEO Syd Kitson lived in a New Jersey town of 12,000 people. Like most children who grew up in similar small-town settings, people all over town knew him, knew his buddies and knew his parents. More...

DRIVING DISTANCES TO BABCOCK RANCH

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Outdoors

Trail Mix: Babcock Ranch plans hiking, biking and equestrian trails

Bike it. Hike it. Or hoof it. More...

Arts and Entertainment News

Wilderness Tours to reopen in November under state management

The public will likely have to wait until November to return to Telegraph Swamp and the 73,239 acres of the state-owned Babcock Ranch Preserve. More...