Home means many things to many people. To some, it conjures up a brick house in the suburbs. Other others, it’s a quiet farmhouse away from the city lights. To still others, it’s a modern apartment in a bustling business district. As the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the U.S., Newland builds communities that meet the definition of “home” for nearly every type of homebuyer. RiverLights is a perfect example of a community that offers diversity and familiarity, yet invokes a sense of place and a feeling of belonging; in other words, “home.” Located along three miles of the Cape Fear River, RiverLights is an environmentally friendly community that will ultimately include more than 2,000 single- and multi-homes. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance. A trail system encourages long walks and family bike rides. And village center features hammocks, play areas and a venue that’s perfect for small concerts. McKim & Creed provided surveying, comprehensive design, permitting and construction documentation services for the development. Additionally, to help restore natural wetlands and preserve sand dunes and wildlife, the existing River Road was realigned throughout the property.