Our Dedication to Conservation

Conservation is the strong, underlying theme of this development. Therefore, conservation efforts affect all the angles of the plan. English Mountain is easily viewable from the Smokies and the development partners want the mountain to remain part of that view rather than becoming a scar on the landscape.

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The partners are taking the least invasive approach to every aspect of the development. Roads have been carefully designed to be hidden. As few trees as possible have been taken down, and the trees that were felled have been used to create buffers to control water and soil runoff. Plans have been made to reforest the borders of the roads with indigenous plants and trees once construction is finished. The roads follow the contour of the land and are built at subdivision grade steepness.  Where rock discourages the width of the road, the ground has been built up instead of blasting out the rock. Building up a roadbed is much more expensive than blasting, but less scarring. This type of thoughtfulness has guided the entire design and development of the Preserve. 

The houses will follow height, size, material and color restrictions which encourage good design and also “hide” the structures from view. These restrictions will let the houses become part of the mountain and keep the vista from the Smokies intact. Additionally, lots will be arranged so that community is encouraged and privacy assured.

Another extremely important and unique part of the conservation effort is the research element. The developers plan to establish a research facility on the mountain to encourage academic research in the areas of biology, ecology and conservation. English Mountain is rich in the natural resources of the Appalachians and a research facility will be indispensable in the ongoing study of the area.

Design Guidelines

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