Open Circle Communities

Milton, Delaware

In 2008, Sandy River Company was retained to provide development consulting services to Open Circle Communities, a start-up company committed to creating an active adult retirement community for lesbians and gays in a community 20 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach. Sandy River’s work included helping the ownership team define the type and mix of units, gathering information on the market area to be served, negotiating a land option agreement for a site in Milton, developing a financial feasibility model and business plan for the project, and participating in a conceptual site and building design process with a local architect. While the project has been placed on hold pending a stronger economy and ability to finance and launch the project, the vision of creating an “open community” continues.