Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fighting the wet weather

As we all know the beginning of this year brought Huntsville a lot of water and rain slowing and muddying development.  We watched as the crews began digging and moving the land around to make Lendon perfect.  At the beginning every rain would bring huge puddles and a ton of mud, it would be days before the trucks could begin working effectively again.  As time went on and the process continued we saw big trenches dug out and wondered what the purpose was.  We soon learned that they were replacing the current high clay content dirt with a much nicer residential grade soil.  This process not only makes the soil look better, but also offers much nicer drainage.  Still at that point we would see water buildup after a nice storm.
The crews continued to work away and remold the grounds of Lendon.  They began to add drainage throughout the 'Phase I' area which was a long process with little to see as drainage, of course is underground.  The drainage that was added along with the new soil has proven to be very impressive!  We just had a rain storm this weekend and the ground looks pretty good.  I wouldn't suggest rolling around out there quite yet, but I'm sure when grass and trees are added to soak up the rest of the water these rainstorms will be nothing to the Lendon community.
So in short, the battle against the rain has been increasingly more and more successful just as planned!  The crew clearly made great plans and have executed them with confidence and precision.  Nice job guys!  Please feel free to congratulate them in the comment section below.
Here are a few pictures I got today.  You can see the current section that they are working on replacing the soil has taken a little water but that's expected when there's an unfilled hole in a rainstorm.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

ValleyFest 2013 - Jones Farm Park will be the site of ValleyFest on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Come on down to ValleyFest 2013 at Jones Farm Park where you can see the Lendon development progress in person!

ValleyFest will offer residents across the TN Valley area an afternoon filled with fine arts, crafts, exhibits, live music and food!

Join us from 11 AM - 6 PM for a family friendly afternoon in Huntsville's most scenic valley! We will have an exciting line up of live music including Mike Ball and the Madison Mountaintop Band. HOT AIR BALLOON rides will be available from 4 PM until 6 PM! Admission is FREE and free parking will be available adjacent to the park at Lendon! For vendor or sponsorship details, please contact SHCA at .

ValleyFest is sponsored by Lendon of John Blue Realty, South Huntsville Living and South Huntsville Civic Association.

On the development front, I have taken a few pictures of the work going on directly bordering Jones Farm Park Greenway path.  It's another big trench which as we've seen before is most likely just being dug to add better soil to the ground.  You can also see in the pictures that the site is starting to look like an olden day town with dirt roads.  Of course, just like in the olden days, soon enough these dirt roads will be paved and flowing with traffic!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lendon development has cut new ground!

The development process seems to be cutting new ground and the crew marked off and begin grading the land right up to the walking path in the Jones valley farm park.  We believe this will be for landscaping purposes but as usual we are waiting to find out.  The internal development has continued as well.  We can see in the pictures below that many of the properties have been marked with the white utility access pipe.  This of course is great news as it means we're getting ever closer to seeing the first houses.  On the west side of the development a new hill has been created and the ground has been graded slightly, I'm sure more will come.  Here are some very cool pictures.  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lendon crew getting busy

The crew at the Lendon site is doing an awesome job!  Here you can see soil redistribution that is used to create the most stunning lawns and gardens.  This is one of the processes that visually when it's happening we don't see a lot of change, but upon closer inspection we can easily see the quality of the new soil.  
We can also see that there are a lot of manholes in place and networked together.  This is very exciting because we can see the structure of the roads and better visualize where each plot is going to be.  Enjoy the pics and if anyone has picture requests please post below and I will try to include them in the next post if possible.