Tuxedo Reserve
Tuxedo, New York

Tuxedo Reserve is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains one hour by train from New York City. As a Partner of Cooper Robertson & Partners, Marc Wouters served as design lead for the final master plan of this 1200ac site. The magnificent natural systems of this site were studied using field testing of animal migration patterns, plant systems, and wetlands. The studies allowed this new community of 1,195 residential units to be designed to preserve natural ecosystems to the highest extent. The resulting plan clusters homes in a series of neighborhoods and hamlets each with its own central green. A town center contains 30,000 sq feet of shops, a health club, professional offices, condominiums, and townhouses. Biofilters and rain gardens direct stormwater to recharge aquifers, and maintain the delicate water ecology. A Smart Code of architectural, planning, and landscape controls was prepared with collaboration of Hall Alminana.