• 12/01/2020

Charlotte, NC (December 1, 2020) – Crescent Communities proudly announces today that its NOVEL Atherton community located in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood has received the first-ever Fitwel certification for a multifamily community in the state of North Carolina. The designation was awarded by the Center for Active Design, which serves as the operator of Fitwel programming and recognition.

“The health and wellbeing of our residents and tenants has always been a top priority for Crescent Communities,” said Michael Tubridy, Managing Director at Crescent Communities. “NOVEL Atherton’s strategic location and design allowed us to develop a community that celebrates active lifestyles and sustainability, while also meeting the Fitwel certification standards. We are honored to pave the way for wellness in multifamily communities throughout North Carolina and beyond.”

Developed by experts in public health and design, the Fitwel certification system provides a blueprint for making positive changes to enhance the wellbeing and health of building occupants through design, development, and operations. Following its 12-section system, Fitwel certifies multifamily communities and their surroundings based on criteria such as encouraging the use of stairwells over lifts, access to green spaces, and indoor and outdoor amenities such as fitness rooms and walking trails.

NOVEL Atherton received the certification by incorporating a variety of Fitwel criteria, including easy access to transit, highly activated outdoor and pedestrian spaces, stairway access, and proximity to Charlotte’s Rail Trail.

“Innovation is a key value for Crescent Communities, and we are thrilled to highlight our work in this area through the Fitwel certification,” said Lisa Richards, Director of Stewardship at Crescent Communities. “Health and wellness are more important than ever, and we look forward to expanding our work with Fitwel and other like-minded certifications across our entire portfolio.” 

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About Crescent Communities
Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer and operator of mixed-use communities. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 59 multifamily communities, 21 million square feet of commercial space and 60 single family master-planned communities. Headquartered in Charlotte, Crescent Communities has regional offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Our multifamily communities are branded NOVEL by Crescent Communities.