Built on the principles of Adaptive Development, Hendrick Farm is the first community of its kind in Canada. By interconnecting land use, walkability, sociability, commerce, healthy neighbourhood design, and local agriculture, it captures a genuine sense of place.
Adaptive developments incorporate layers of planning that reflect the historical, social, and environmental realities of a specific site. Pioneered by Landlab Inc., those who follow the principles of Adaptive Development seek to design and build meaningful places that are responsive to their surroundings and, ultimately, create economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable communities for people and nature.
Hendrick Farm is designed to blend beautifully with the local and natural environments.
Each adaptive development is designed to complement the land’s physical shape and geography, its people, its history, and its place within the local community. In this way, each project is as unique as the land on which it is developed. These developments work with the natural topography of the land, instead of against it.