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Conservation Community Underway in Dekalb

Pendergrast site plan. (Graphic: Pendergrast Farm, LLC)

Pendergrast Farm, LLC is developing one of the first conservation communities in Dekalb County with a focus on conservation and intentional community. Located in the neighborhood of Briarcliff Woods, Pendergrast is a 20-home, 8.7-acre conservation development that is preserving 75% of the land and 60% of the buildable area. The community will include a small urban farm and a half-mile of trails along the stream and through the woodlands. Eleven homes remain for sale in the conservation community.

Greg Ramsey, the director of Village Habitat Design, has been planning intentional and conservation communities since the early 1990s. Lake Claire cohousing and East Lake Commons Cohousing were two of his first projects.

“Conservation community is a much-needed approach to development at a time when the planet is being scraped and graded at every turn,” says Ramsey. “It’s a time when our daily lives are separated from farms and woodlands, when walking and bicycling are difficult at best and when we barely know our next-door neighbors. The conservation community may offer a regenerative approach to community, conservation-oriented development and a balanced approach to growth.”

For more information, visit or contact Greg Ramsey at [email protected]

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