Northville Colony Estates 3, 4, 5

 
   

 

We're Making Progress!

Most of our island landscapes were planted by homeowners at their discretion approximately 30 years ago, without help of the builder or then-existing homeowners' association. There was no master plan. These were welcome additions and have served the neighborhood well, but are showing their age.

In 2016, our Islands/Parks/ Grounds volunteer surveyed the look and vitality of our neighborhood's islands landscape and in April 2017 presented findings at the Spring Homeowners Association meeting. There was consensus that developing a long-term vision and master plan for island landscape improvements would be a wise investment. (Click here for the April 27, 2017 presentation)

Therefore, the HOA Board and a volunteer member searched and vetted potential landscape design sources and agreed to contract with Serge van der Voo Landscapes. https://www.houzz.com/pro/svdvoo/serge-van-der-voo-landscapes-llc

This designer was chosen for the following reasons:

- Demonstrated expert knowledge of commercial and residential landscape design
- Great reviews/Proven track record
- Fairly priced
- Demonstrated attentiveness to our inquiry
- Understood the opportunity to "brand" our neighborhood by creating a cohesive look and feel that would create a character type for our space.
- Embraced our goals and limitations: landscape that would stay within island boundaries as it matures, require limited maintenance, more natives, and plants that thrive without irrigation, deer resistant, provide beauty plus function

On Feb. 6, 2018, Serge van der Voo presented to select HOA board members and volunteers his proposed vision and specific landscape design concepts for each island. The Board members decided to endorse these designs and go forward with an information presentation to neighbors to gain input. Therefore, Serge will present his concepts at our April 5, 2018 HOA meeting.

Click here to review the design layouts prior to this presentation. More details will be presented in the April 5 meeting.