CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Briar Chapel, a new home community in Chapel Hill, NC, this weekend will launch Phase 6 South, the community's next stage of development. M/I Homes and ForeverHome, both ranked in the top 10 homebuilders in the Triangle, will join Briar Chapel in developing Phase 6 South, which will kick-off alongside the community's annual Earth Day 5k Race & Festival on Saturday.
Phase 6 South will feature ranch-style villas with a combined total of nine move-in ready homes and two furnished models open for the launch. Additionally, Saturday marks the rollout of a number of exciting new outdoor amenities at Briar Chapel, including Boulder Park and a linear greenway, featuring access to biking trails, bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, community garden, fire pit, and gazebo.
Outdoor events throughout the day celebrate Earth Day and Briar Chapel's healthy, green lifestyle. A morning 5k Race and a trail ride with Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by bocce ball and horseshoes pick-up games, as well as "Green" Crafting, Gardening Expo, Cooking Demo and more from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Food and beer trucks from local vendors will round out the festivities, all set to live music by Vintage Highways Band.
"Our Earth Day events are the perfect, festive way to kick-off the next phase of Briar Chapel," said Keith Hurand, Senior Vice President and Division Manager at Newland Communities. "We're proud of the healthy, green community we've created, and we're thrilled to add innovative new designs from ForeverHome and M/I Homes to the quality, sustainable homes at Briar Chapel."
To learn about this weekend's events at Briar Chapel, visit BriarChapelNC.com/EarthDay
Briar Chapel is owned in a joint venture between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the US business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd, Japan's largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and NEWLAND REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. It is one of 30 assets the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the US.
About Briar Chapel by Newland Communities®
Briar Chapel is a new home community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As the largest green community in the triangle, Briar Chapel offers a healthier way of life through 900 acres of preserved space, 24 miles of hiking and biking trails, two community gardens, and over 20 parks. Briar Chapel fosters neighbor interactions through its design and amenities, including the LEED Silver certified Briar Club, pools and a waterpark, fitness facilities, outdoor art, and two on-site schools. The Briar Chapel Information Center is located at 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Learn more about Briar Chapel by following us on Twitter and Facebook, visiting us at www.briarchapelnc.com, or calling us at 888.249.9429.
About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 40 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company's mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH)
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/.
SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.
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