Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm has several new shops open now including Sephora, Toni&Guy Salon and Potbelly Sandwich Works. But aside from new stores, Watters Creek is setting the bar for other retail developments in the State of Texas. It will be the first to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) cerified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Much thought went into planning this development and the decision to build “up” not “out” set the pace in their green efforts. They wanted to save space, and take advantage of a high-density design complete with a multi-level parking garage. Saving water and energy was also important. So they use well water for the pond and irrigation and their plumbing fixtures are estimated to save 1000 gallons of water per day. Many recycled materials were used in construction and they encourage use of their on-site reusable bags. Recycling is provided for all of the stores and restaurants on site as well. Over 500 trees were brought in to the Watter Creek project including mature trees that were rescued from other local projects.