Case Study

Sustainable Fellwood

Redefining affordable housing in the 21st century is no easy task – but that is what is attempted at Sustainable Fellwood. Sustainable Fellwood is located just minutes from Historic Downtown Savannnah, and is a 27 acre mixed-use, mixed-income sustainable affordable housing development. The entire project earned LEED ND Stage 2 Silver certification from the USGBC in June 2009, and each of the 11 buildings in Phase 1 received LEED H Gold and EarthCraft Home certification in December 2009. The 9 buildings in Phase 2 earned LEED H Gold in March 2012, while the 100 unit Phase 3 building received LEED H Platinum certification in May 2012 and features one of the largest solar arrays in the region (85kw). 

The multiphase project has 220 multifamily units, 100 senior units, and 13 for sale homes, with a solid mix of retail and commercial space is on the way. Add on the community amenities of a 4 acre park, organic garden, recycling center, and recreational amenities, and you have a top-notch sustainable affordable housing project that sets a new standard for affordable housing.


  • LEED for Homes Gold
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development Silver
  • Location:Savannah, GA
  • Owner:Melaver, Inc. / Parallel Housing
  • Size:389,000 sf
  • Budget:$42,000,000