From Vision to Vibrant Places
At SunCal, we believe that stewarding the environment—for both recreation and habitat protection—is an essential component of the planning process. Here are just a few case studies that illustrate our smart and environmentally sensitive planning efforts.
Potomac Shores, Potomac Shores, VA
Preserved more than 850 acres of hardwood forests within this 1,920-acre riverfront community, providing habitat for birds, deer and other wildlife. Creating miles of walking, hiking and biking trails, giving residents the opportunity to meander among the woods and streams.
SummerWind Ranch, Calimesa, CA
Protected more than 93 percent of the property's several thousand oak trees. We intend to plant more than 2,000 new oaks—nine for every tree lost—many from acorns collected on site, ensuring there will be far more trees on the property than there are today.
Oak Knoll, Oakland, CA
Plan to fully restore a creek that's long been blighted and paved over with a concrete culvert to provide aesthetic and environmental benefits to the surrounding community.
Westport at Mandalay Bay, Oxnard, CA
Worked closely with the US Army Corps of Engineers to build intertidal mud flat and salt marsh habitats for shoreline birds, construct two acres of adjoining upland habitat and install advanced water-runoff filtration structures to clean storm runoff before it's discharged into the ocean.
Beachwalk on the Mandalay Coast, Oxnard, CA
Beachwalk is protecting and conserving dune scrub, coastal sagebrush, dune buckwheat, coyote brush-willow habitats and coastal wetlands as well as a number of special-status species including the Ventura Marsh Milk Vetch plant, the Western Snowy Plover and the Silvery Legless Lizard. Approximately 60 acres of the project is being put into habitat conservation and landscape setback, representing nearly two-thirds of the site. In addition, 28 acres of offsite habitat has been provided.