NorthWest Crossing Named Top 10 Green Neighborhoods by Natural Home Magazine

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National consumer magazine recognizes sustainable practices in Bend, Oregon neighborhood

NorthWest Crossing Bend, Oregon neighborhood

“One of our main goals with NorthWest Crossing has been sustainability and environmentally conscious development,” said David Ford, general manager for the Bend, Oregon neighborhood.

NorthWest Crossing was named as one of the nation’s Top 10 Green Neighborhoods in Natural Home Magazine. The article, which appeared in the magazine’s May/June issue, covered planned communities that demonstrated a commitment to responsible construction and the promotion of sustainable living.

NorthWest Crossing was chosen because of a number of its specific practices, including the green building certification requirement for residential homes, the retention of mature Ponderosa pines in the master plan and mandatory stormwater retention and construction waste recycling. A photo of NorthWest Crossing’s Lewis and Clark Park was also featured in the article.

“Clearly, one of our main goals with NorthWest Crossing has been sustainability and environmentally conscious development,” said David Ford, general manager for the Bend, Oregon neighborhood. “For a leading publication like Natural Home to choose us as one of the Top 10 in America is a great confirmation that we are succeeding in our ‘green’ goals for this community.”

Natural Home is considered the authority on green lifestyle and design. With an up-to-date outlook on current trends in sustainable building and wholesome living, this publication provides information to eco-conscious homeowners for living in nurturing, healthy homes.

About NorthWest Crossing
NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which has won several national awards for its green building practices, as well as being a Finalist in the 2009 Urban Land Institute’s International Awards of Execellence program, receiving the PCBC’s 2008 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Master-Planned Community of the Year and Cottage Living magazine’s 2008 Top Cottage Neighborhoods. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. http://www.northwestcrossing.com

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