Barring the notable exception that it sits in close proximity to NORAD, the subdivision looks like pretty much every other suburban creature built in the last 10 years. Winding roads dead-end in cul-de-sacs surrounded by three and four-bedroom homes, their paint colors most likely named after desert pastels like “sage” and “sandstone taupe.”
Look a little closer, though, and you may be more impressed. The Tierra Vista military housing facility at Peterson Air Force Base defies a lot of stereotypes, starting with the houses themselves. Unlike most housing for active duty military, the emphasis in this community is on sustainability and smart energy usage.