Sustainable Fellwood, a mixed-use redevelopment near Savannah, has earned the designation of the state’s first neighborhood to be LEED certified as a green building development by the U.S. Green Building Council. According to developers, the neighborhood was to be presented with LEED Silver distinction upon the completion of its entire site.

The $50-million mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood redevelopment broke ground in September 2008. Project developer Melaver announced the completion of its first phase in May. This first phase includes 110 affordable-housing units and approximately five single-family homes. Forty percent of the development’s units have been set aside for low-income residents who qualify for public housing, with another 40 percent reserved for families who make up to 60% of the average median income in the area.