In 2005 Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO Kitson & Partners set out to prove that smart growth and preservation could work hand in hand.
Just one year later, he made good on the preservation side of the equation. The 73,000 acres sold to the state for creation of the Babcock Ranch Preserve remains the largest preservation land purchase in Florida history. The new town approved for the 18,000 acres retained by Kitson was envisioned to be the perfect neighbor for the preserve: an innovative community with sustainability woven right into the infrastructure.
Building a new town from the ground up is no small feat. It takes collaboration, creativity and an intense focus on details. These eight core initiatives— environment, health, education, energy, technology, transportation, storm safety and fun—guide every planning decision as the vision for Babcock Ranch becomes reality.