Metro Verde Introduction
Read about the creative planning concepts behind Metro Verde and how our Planned Unit Development is reshaping the map of Las Cruces.
View the location of Metro Verde in the context of many of the other noteworthy sites in the Las Cruces area.
View for a brief introduction about the ways to explore Metro Verde.
View for read more about the advantages of the new homes in Metro Verde.
This document sets forth the developer’s goal to develop and maintain the neighborhoods in Metro Verde as a highly desirable residential area.
Metro Verde Overall Concept Plan
See how the nearly 2,200 acres of the Metro Verde Planned Unit Development have been crafted into one coherent master plan.
See how the plan for the golf course and surrounding acreage has evolved into an innovative mix of land uses.
See details of the land uses for Metro Verde South, which is the first area of the PUD to be developed into home sites.
A lot of developers claim they “build green,” but the developers of Metro Verde can prove it. Their Metro Verde South Phase 1A neighborhood is NAHB Research Center Green Certified: this means it has received third-party verification that the design, construction, and operation of this green development meet National Green Building Certification criteria to the National Green Building Standard.
The National Green Building Standard (ICC 700-2008), which is an ANSI- approved, consensus-based standard, provides a menu of green building land practices for developers to plan green communities. These practices, when employed in land design and development, will reduce the potential environmental impacts of a residential or mixed-use community. The Standard offers four levels of certification for residential developments: One-Star through Four-Stars. With each successive level, the community has to employ a greater number of green practices, and therefore the development will have a smaller environmental footprint. Metro Verde South Phase 1A achieved a Three-Star certification. It is the first development in New Mexico to earn the NAHB Research Center Green Certification.
The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center serves as the certification agent for the National Green Building Standard. As an independent testing and research organization, the Research Center has the capacity, expertise, and credentials to ensure consistency, rigor, and credibility for the certification process.