A major step toward construction of the first ecovillage in our area
East Pikeland Township in Chester County, PA has adopted a Low-Impact Development Overlay ordinance for its Kimberton Village area. On this basis the township is opening the door to the establishment of eco-communities that are socially engaged, environmentally sensitive, and economically diverse. Specifically, it will enable the Altair EcoVillage project to come to fruition in the near future. Construction may begin as soon as the latter part of this year.
Altair is planned to be a 29-home age-restricted intentional community. The EcoVillage will support innovative initiatives such as a community car-sharing program, ongoing monitoring of its energy use, and collective stewardship of the property’s natural landscape. The site is about an hour from Trenton.