A development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs. Every element of Douglas Ranch-from the density of its villages and Central Park aesthetics to its energy use, preservation of the desert and biodiversity-has been, and will continue to be, guided by a commitment to sustainable place-making. As a sustainable community, Douglas Ranch seeks to live in harmony with nature. The community’s planners and partners have taken an aggressive approach to preserving the character of the desert and future residents’ connection to the land by preserving vast amounts of open space throughout the community. There will be over 5,000 acres of natural area space in and around natural drainage features. The community’s 300-acre Central Park will stand not only as a defining feature of Douglas Ranch, but as a destination meant to bring people together and connect them to one another and the environment. Trails, too, will connect villages, neighborhoods and residents, adding to the regional rails and open space. Advanced building methods will be incorporated into residential and commercial villages. Solar power, water-saving technology, and green building practices will be promoted throughout Douglas Ranch.