TRG Communities

Neighborhood Lifestyle

Neighborhood Lifestyle is a key ingredient of a TRG Community. Utilizing thoughtful master planning, practical architecture, and vibrant parks and amenities, a TRG Community is built for people. Based on the “8-80 Philosophy, our neighborhoods are good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old.” The most vibrant communities are inviting places allowing creative interaction for residents of all ages. TRG Communities create places for residents to build community whether through the orientation of a porch to an adjacent sidewalk, the use of an available pre-school, a dog park, a summer music series, a weekend farmers market, walking to a local church, or a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. Sustainable and healthy lifestyles are encouraged through energetic pools, playgrounds, and social spaces. These “third places” are landmarks and anchors for creating a neighborhood lifestyle.

“What suburbia cries for are the means for people to gather easily, inexpensively, regularly, and pleasurably — a ‘place on the corner,’ real life alternatives to television, easy escapes from the cabin fever of marriage and family life that do not necessitate getting into an automobile. ” — Ray Oldenburg

“Placemaking is improvisational street performance”
— Project for Public Spaces

Creating Imaginative Places

Creating Imaginative Places is a flag TRG Communities hangs high, consistently defying the cookie cutter style by creating communities that are both memorable and meaningful. TRG’s creative process provides a deep sense of place, by designing remarkable streetscapes, home styles, pocket parks, and amenities both active and passive. Many timeless communities, such as Charlotte's Fourth Ward, Savannah’s Historic District, and Greenville’s Historic Neighborhoods, have heavily influenced the TRG Communities Style. Every Southern City, Town, and Village has a lesson for placemaking. Each TRG Community is distinctively designed to be relevant to its residents, but sure to inspire generations to come.

Sustainable Impact

TRG Communities recognize they are entrusted to implement best practices for current residents, but also for those future generations. The TRG team and its engineering, architect, and landscape architect partners have been implementing low-impact development (LID) techniques that work in harmony with the environment, whether that is utilizing impervious surfaces, native landscapes, mechanical devices, or conservation easements. The TRG Team has been recognized for innovating mixed-use communities of residential, commercial, and park space reducing the need for unnecessary roadways and parking, which detract from a community’s natural beauty. TRG Communities challenges itself and regulators to maximize resources, both nature and existing infrastructure to minimize development impacts. TRG Communities have been intentionally crafted to have a sustainable impact for generations to come to enjoy.

“We need to defend the interests of those whom we’ve never met and never will.”
— Jeffrey D. Sachs
“You can design, create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
— Walt Disney

Community Connection

TRG’s desire to be a Community Connection begins with listening and being involved on the local level. TRG recognizes their developments have regional impacts beyond the neighborhood boundaries and desire to partner with those movements that holistically advance community. TRG staff frequently participates in smart growth and planning forums in adjacent communities and states. Company resources are dedicated to the promotion of the arts and adding affordable housing initiatives (such as development services with Homes of Hope), and agreement participation on municipal commissions. These are just several ways TRG connects with their communities. TRG has a proven track record of not only developing neighborhoods that connect to the larger community, but also working in harmony with long-time residents, municipalities, and local organizations.