GUEST POST by Ralph Spencer Steenblik
NewVistas is a holistic masterplanned community designed by the foundation bearing the same name, and conceived of by its founder Mr. David Hall. Heir to a synthetic diamond manufacturing company his innovative urban planning ideas are ruffling feathers in some of the neighborhoods which Hall is proposing the masterplan. He is currently purchasing properties in the target neighborhoods in order to accomplish his vision. Neighbors are upset by the situation and are suggesting that the initiative be taken elsewhere. Hall isn’t just battling disgruntled homeowners, he’s battling a much bigger problem; the pervasive low density sprawl and the seemingly comfortable lifestyle it provides.