TUXEDO RESERVE, Tuxedo, New York

Ecologically sensitive development on the edge of a state park

Tuxedo Reserve, a 1,242 acres site located next to the Tuxedo Park, is an important addition to the Palisades State Park. As lead master plan designer, Philip used the latest GIS mapping techniques to identify wetlands, exclude unbuildable steep slopes and preserve wildlife migration corridors. This determined suitable land for development while preserving more than half of the natural landscape and forested area. As a result, homes sites are clustered in small villages and neighborhoods. Each has a public green with spectacular view of the mountains. This new community, one hour north of New York City, will accommodate 1,195 residential units, a town center with 30,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, a post office, community facilities, professional offices, a health club, townhouses and condominiums.

The design team worked closely with consultants to locate decentralized water retention areas that will help protect the site's sensitive ecosystem.

Project size: 1,242 acres
Completion: 2008

One hour north of New York City, the site is an important addition to the Palisades State Park
GIS mapping helps identify wetlands system and exclude unbuildable steep slopes
Master Plan
GIS mapping was used to identify and preserve wildlife migration corridors.
Homes sites are clustered in small villages and neighborhood
A mixed-use town center
The complex terrain demanded distinctive neighborhoods.
Neighborhoods benefit from the existing natural features
One of the site’s distinctive rocky outcroppings.
Small village green with spectacular view of the mountains

TUXEDO RESERVE

Tuxedo, New York