Landis Homes, a retirement community in Lititz, PA, is seeking to better manage stormwater by restoring a floodplain. Settlement activities many years ago, such as timber harvesting and clearing land for farming, caused eroding soils to make their way into lowlands. Floodplain restoration puts stream channels and their adjacent floodplains at or very near their historical elevations and locations.
LEED-certified hybrid homes are also on the drawing board at Landis Homes. Read more on their web site at http://www.landishomes.org/index.php?fuseAction=articles.article&articleGroupID=42&articleID=397