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www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Vol. II, No. 4 FREEWINTER 2018 Around townSelf-driving electric shuttle making the rounds at Babcock Ranch.A6 Social shotsThe Hatchery opens for business. A34-35 BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@babcockranchtelegraph.com Babcock Ranch ushers in 2018 with major milestonesEat it upBabcock transforms farm-to-table into Ranch-totable.A10 bl e t oSEE MILESTONES, A26 The landscape of Babcock Ranch has changed considerably since its public unveiling during Founders Fest in March 2017. Sparkling lakes await a morning or afternoon on the water, model homes and private residences are now open and occupied, construction is winding down on the final building in the inaugural phase of Founders Square, and the first self-driving electric shuttle is making its rounds. More than a decade in the making, the town is exceeding expectations pledged back in 2005 when Kitson & Partners first unveiled its vision for the nations first solar-powered hometown. The thing that I am most proud of at Babcock Ranch is if you go back in and look at all the initiatives we laid out and the promises that we made we have not only kept the promises, we have gone above and beyond, said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. Created with the goal of doing right by the environment with sustainability and conservation at its core Babcock Ranch represents the future, proving Mr. Kitsons vision of smart growth and preservation working hand in hand. Being built on land previously used for ranch and mining operations, the companys development rights included deeding the adjoining 73,000-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve to the state. Half of the towns 18,000-acre footprint will also be preserved as green spaces providing residents with unprecedented opportunities to connect with nature. To us, that marriage of preservation and development is very important and it is the way we should be approaching new homes and new communities going forward into the future, Mr. Kitson said. The town is making international headlines and its newest models are attracting potential residents from across the country. Babcocks first homeowners Richard and Robin Kinley made the move on Jan. 4 and have been joined by several new neighbors since. The town now has seven builders with the recent addition of national homebuilders Pulte and Lennar which are offering a combined 26 floor plans appealing to all ages from young families to empty nesters. Theyre expanding into new neighborhoods Parkside and INSIDE: A look at progress on the Health & Wellness Center. A13 p p p g g g RANCHStayingHEALTHYonthe Wellness and specialized care come into focus BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@babcockranchtelegraph.comBabcock Ranch is bringing back the family doctor yet another way the solar-powered sustainable community recreates the ambience of a traditional hometown. Lee Healths board of directors approved a five-year lease that will bring primary care physicians, rehabilitation, and health and wellness services to the towns 26,400-square-foot center currently under construction in Founders Square. The hospital system will occupy 21,000 square feet of the Babcock Health and Wellness Center and staff medical offices with doctors in its residency program and from Lee Physician Group.SEE HEALTHY, A13

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A2 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH PublisherPason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comEditorJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comEditorial AdvisorMegan Garnermgarner@kitsonpartners.comPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comContributing WritersEvan Williams, Nanci Theoret, Laura Tichy-SmithPhotographerVandy MajorGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Kruse, Alisa Bowman Paul Heinrich, Scott SleeperCirculation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesAngela Schivinskiangela@floridaweekly.comGail Dingeegdingee@floridaweekly.comMichele Foleymfoley@floridaweekly.comRob Pattersonrpatterson@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLC4300 Ford Street, Suite 105 Fort Myers, Florida 33916Phone: 239.333.2135 Babcock Ranch in the news BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentIts not surprising that a development projected to house 50,000 people would draw news coverage by nearby local media outlets. However, for such a development to draw national and international media attention requires the place be unique, and unique describes Babcock Ranch, Americas first solar town. From the beginning, back when we started this in 2005, what were doing is newsworthy, said Lisa Hall of Hall+Media Strategies, media contact for Babcock Ranch. We put together this complex deal that achieved the preservation of 73,000 acres that went into a permanent preserve with the state, and that even got an article in The New York Times back then. When we first announced the idea of being a solar-powered city, that was covered by Time magazine. Ms. Hall counts over 100 stories about Babcock Ranch in the national and international press. Coverage has been done, or translated and picked up, by media outlets in several European countries. The Chinese media has also taken an interest. Recently, Syd Kitson, CEO of Kitson & Partners, was invited by The Washington Post to participate in their live panel discussion A World in Balance Solutions for Sustainability. Theres been coverage all along, but now that the first residents have moved in, the media interest has gotten even more intense, she said. We had a crew in November from German public television the largest public broadcaster in Europe and they were doing a feature on us that was going to air in conjunction with the latest climate conference, which was being hosted in Germany. Coverage by specialized media outlets about individual aspects of Babcocks sustainable initiatives has caught the attention of other media outlets interested in telling broader stories. When we made our big announcement about our driverless vehicles at a conference on public transit in Atlanta, the magazine Fast Company, which had written about us a couple of years ago, came and did a follow-up article that got a lot of distribution online, Ms. Hall said. About five minutes after it hit, I got a call from the CBS This Morning wanting to send a crew to cover the first residents moving in. Ms. Hall said the way Babcock is applying sustainable technologies as an entire community has captured international attention. The push back on green for so many years was that its not economical or competitive and that people wont pay more to be green, Ms. Hall said, and Babcock Ranch is showing that, if you build it into the infrastructure, it is possible to be cost competitive and green. Thats how we can bring green into the mainstream. The story is sustainability the whole world is working on these issues. Everyone is talking about smart cities, but Babcock Ranch is the only place that is actually doing all of these things people are talking about. Ms. Hall said that a reporter from La Monde, the biggest daily newspaper in Paris, spent three days at Babcock Ranch in January, and the BBC sent a reporter over from Miami in December. I find it interesting that weve gotten more articles internationally than we have nationally, she said. The rest of the world has a lot more passion and interest in sustainability, and they are ahead of us in recognizing that we need to implement these things. All of Babcocks media attention keeps Ms. Hall busy. What were doing is newsworthy so I have never had a problem getting people to want to cover it, she said. Its newsworthy to people all around the world so I have the fun job of working with these reporters from everywhere. BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHBBC reporter Luis Fajardo from the media organizations Miami bureau visited Babcock Ranch in December. 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A6 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHSelf-driving electric shuttle demonstration rides debut at Babcock Ranch BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@babcockranchtelegraph.comThe creators of Babcock Ranch envision a life without traditional transportation and the recent introduction of the communitys first autonomous shuttle is a giant step toward independence from household cars. The self-driving electric shuttle accommodates six to eight passengers and is currently offering demonstration rides from Founders Square most weekends. The self-driving shuttle service is operated by Babcock Ranch Transportation Services, a joint venture between Kitson & Partners and Transdev, a global leader in mobility and autonomous operations serving more than 200 other cities across the country. We want our residents and visitors to get a real sense of how they will move around at Babcock Ranch, said Natalee Burns, whose role as project coordinator involves overseeing the towns mobility initiatives. You can walk, bike, or hop on an electric self-driving vehicle. Driving a car is another option, not but necessarily the most convenient. The self-driving shuttle demonstration is the first phase of Babcock Ranchs long-term mobility plan that will integrate smaller selfdriving vehicles and shared vehicle services operated by BRTS, according to Ms. Burns. As the shuttle service advances, we will integrate more stops and eventually offer an On Demand service to give our residents and visitors the ability to hail a self-driving shuttle from their current location and ride to their desired destination at Babcock Ranch, she said. We will continue to improve on our OnDemand service and integrate twoto four-passenger self-driving vehicles to create an even more dynamic mobility system. Additions to the fleet will be based on population and demand, she said. Eventually the town will offer human and self-driving hourly and daily car rentals to residents and visitors to use around Babcock Ranch or to take offsite. Our ultimate goal and hope is that our system of shared electric autonomous vehicles is compelling enough and convenient that our residents feel they only need to own one vehicle, Ms. Burns said. Then eventually they can rely on the system to meet all their mobility needs and feel they no longer need to own a vehicle at all. This not only reduces the cost of their transportation but there are two less vehicles on the road. With a shared system, the vehicles will be able to drop their rider off at the door of their destination and drive away to pick somebody else up. It will reduce the amount of parking needed in commercial spaces. At Babcock Ranch, we hope that these parking lots can be converted back to parks and greenways. VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHA driverless vehicle shuttles passengers around Babcock Ranch most weekends. at 239.344.8221 |

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A8 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHSlaters Goods & Provisions named after legendary cattleman BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comThe bygone days of Babcock Ranch are not entirely bygone at Slaters Goods & Provisions, a grocery store, market and caf that celebrated a grand opening in downtown Jan. 5.It is named in honor of the late Bolmon Bo Slater, a cattleman who worked for the original Babcock family on the old Crescent B ranch and other family properties for more than 50 years. The grandson of a slave, Mr. Slater was born in Plains, Ga. He was employed by Fred Babcock starting in 1952 until he died in 2009 at age 92. Over the years Mr. Slater eventually became ranch manager and friends with Mr. Babcock. Occasionally they would sit under a slash pine and enjoy a libation together, which is where Mr. Slater developed a taste for Absolut Vodka, as he recalled in interviews with Jo Morrison, author of Babcock Ranch and Tales of Bygone Days. Long-time Babcock Ranch hand Charlie Johnson, 72, remembered his own friendship with Mr. Slater, who was roughly his fathers age. Although their age, the color of their skin, and their backgrounds were opposites Mr. Johnsons own father as a young man had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan they became fishing buddies. We got along real good, Mr. Johnson said. Bo was good to me, I thought the world of him. Me and my wifed be getting into it, thats about the time wed go fishing. There were ponds behind the old ranch headquarters where they would catch bass, catfish and whatever was there. It was just a tremendous place to be out in the woods, to fish and hunt and see the wildlife, Mr. Johnson said. I love that, still do. While Mr. Slater could be a quiet man, he could also talk your head off once he got to know you. He could do just about any job on the ranch, such as building fence, Mr. Johnson said. But he was especially gifted in diagnosing cattle with an illness or injury. Bo could look at em and tell what the problem was and that was the difference, he said. Hed been around cattle all his life, I suppose. Mr. Slaters life as a cowman started at age 11 when he came to Florida with a white cattle trader named Judge Hixson. As a young man he was part of a crew that rode from ranch to ranch treating cows for pests such as ticks. Later, he raised six children with his wife, Evelyn. A 2009 Florida Weekly obituary of Mr. Slater read, His skills were legendary not only on horseback and with ornery cows, but with creatures and with men. It was said he could milk rattlesnakes, sit astride bull alligators or preach the gospel so powerfully it brought men to tears. Hed seen the days when mosquitoes were so thick they could clog the nostrils of a cow and suffocate it. One technique to avoid them, he later recounted, involved soaking gunnysacks in used motor oil and carrying them draped over a horse to fend off the bloodsuckers. After he died, Mr. Slaters ashes were scattered by an old tree at the north end of the ranch, Mr. Johnson said. The trees dead now, he said. It was an old pine. Its down to what we call lighter wood, hard pine. Now, Slaters Goods & Provisions is an BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHSlaters Goods & Provisions is a market and caf as well as a marketplace for folks to grab organic ingredients for cooking at home. A farm-fresh, organic menu is always available at Slaters.SLATER OPEN 10 A.M. 6 P.M. DAILY, 800 488 OUTFITTERS@KITSONPARTNERS.COM BABCOCKRANCH.COM 42850 CRE SCENT LOOP BABCOCK RANCH, FLORIDA 33982A SPORTING GOODS AND SUNDRY STORE AT BABCOCK RANCH, FLORIDA. RECREATIONAL RENTALS INCLUDING BIKES, KAYAKS, SUPs, AND OTHER COOL STUFF. WITHExplore the Ranch Cruise the Lakes Cast Your Line Ride the Trails Wear it Out

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Kitson & Partners CEO Syd Kitson (center) enjoys a laugh at the opening of Slaters Goods & Provisions at Babcock Ranch in January. Slaters is a community marketplace designed to become a vibrant, bustling intersection of food, drink, business and socializing in Founders Square. BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com WINTER 2018 A9 homage to his history and legend. The store includes a range of basic supplies, liquor and wine, and a chow line with grab-and-go meals, as well as artisan organic products and fresh produce from Babcocks garden, all connected to a coffee and ice cream shop called Square Scoops. Its really modeled after more of a hometown country market, said Tom McGregor, Kitson & Partners food and beverage director. Its meant to fit the Babcock Ranch feel, a kind of old-time marketplace. 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. East Fort Myers Serving SW Florida Since 1922!Home of Community BankingOver the years our residential lenders have partnered to grow communities stronger by helping customers realize their dreams of home ownership. Dont wait apply today our lenders are ready to help and look forward to your visit.

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A10 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Reservations Recommended: 800-500-5583 babcockranchecotours.com 80 80 80 80 00 00 0 0 S ta t t te t e R R R R oa d d d d d 31 P P unta G G G or or d d da da , , l Fl l Fl or or d id id a a 33 3 33 98 8 9 2 2 | | | To T urs: T T T ue d d d sd a y S S S S S at ur da d a d y y y y y Babcocks first residents, the Kinleys, settle in BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comThe town of Babcock Ranch is planning to be home to some 50,000 people, eventually, but for the first weeks of the new year, its official population numbered just two. The towns first residents, Richard and Robin Kinley, moved down from Acworth, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Both just entering their 60s and partially retired, Mr. Kinley worked for a medical technology company called Medtronic and Ms. Kinley is a former high school French teacher and a quilter. On Wednesday, Jan. 3 they spent their first night in their new house, which is located on Lake Kinley named for them about a 10-minute walk from downtown Babcock. Our first night we basically had two beds and that was it and then moved in a fair amount of our stuff the next day, Mr. Kinley said. By the end of the third week in January, they were still waiting for some furniture to arrive, and getting settled in. We couldnt wait any longer. We wanted to heat up the pool and take a dip this afternoon, Mr. Kinley said. And he had begun to set up the smart features in house, a Homes by Towne design. This is the first house I can tell Alexa change the temperature to 62 and the temperature changes or arm the security system or whatever, he said. And, while they have no neighbors yet, many are on the way. One of our neighbors closed on her house last Friday and theyre moving in Thursday, he said. Were excited about that. Even as the only residents, it doesnt feel unusual living there, Mr. Kinley said. It just feels like home. We go out for walks in the evening, its just a beautiful show up in the sky. We havent lived anywhere in a long time where we are able to see the stars so clearly. And theres security here that goes around every 30 minutes. It kind of hit me two days ago walking over to the restaurant just how happy I was, happy to be here. Weve met so many of our future neighbors. They come through quite often to check on the progress of their homes and all. Maybe five other families already, weve already met. The downtown area nearby is already growing with children at the Babcock Neighborhood School, whose students gave them a welcome serenade a few days after they arrived, and theyve discovered some of the new businesses there as well. Weve eaten dinner there a couple times over at the Table & Tap, Mr. Kinley said. Slaters (Goods & Provisions) is open, and the ice cream shop, which is going to kill my diet, I think. The ice cream is delicious. Its kind of like that rich premium ice cream. Its really tasty Since Robin and I are the only residents, the people at the restaurant already know our names, so there are advantages to being the first. To offset the ice cream, hes looking forward to the fitness center opening up downtown in the next few months, as well as to going bass fishing and getting out on the trails. Thats on my to do list this week. A number of factors drew them to Babcock. Mr. Kinley first heard about the town through an article in a tech blog nearly a decade ago. With the Kinleys enthusiasm for sustainable technologies, the idea of living in a place powered by solar technology and designed to be environmentally friendly was appealing. At the same time, Ms. Kinley wanted to live closer to her parents in Florida. She was familiar with the state, having spent part of her childhood in Pembroke Pines. Mr. Kinley BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHRichard and Robin Kinley with Kitson & Partners CEO Syd Kitson on the day the couple moved to Babcock Ranch. We couldnt wait any longer. We wanted to heat up the pool and take a dip this afternoon. Richard Kinley, Babcock Ranchs first resident

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BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com WINTER 2018 A13All services including health and wellness memberships will be available not only to Babcock Ranch residents but also the surrounding communities. We are excited to be the health and wellness partner at Babcock Ranch, said Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and CEO of Lee Health. We have been entrusted with providing the care for residents of a brand-new community, which is a truly unique opportunity. As Babcock Ranch grows, we will continue to meet the health care needs of the community, just as we have done for more than a century in other Southwest Florida communities. Newly minted doctors with the hospitals residency program through Florida State University College of Medicine are looking forward to the opportunity, said Gary Goforth, who oversees the program. Many are already talking about living in the 18,000-acre town and eventually opening a private practice to serve the needs of current and future generations. This is an exciting opportunity for Lee Health, our residency program and residents of Babcock Ranch, said Dr. Goforth. Our three-year residency program trains family physicians, and our secondand third-year residents will offer the full range of services for patients of all ages from OB prenatal care, well-child and pediatric care to adults. The residency program at Lee Health, started in 2014 and recently accredited for eight first-, second-, and third-year physicians, is in the process of selecting new residents from 1,700 applicants. Dr. Goforth expects to have 21 available when Lee Health launches primary care and medical specialty services at Babcock Ranch this summer. Occupational and speech therapy services will be added as needed. As soon as the center opens in April, the health system will provide health and wellness services including individual and group exercise, Pilates, massage, mind and body programs, as well as physical therapy. Members also will enjoy state-of-the-art, energy-efficient cardio and strength-training equipment, a multi-use half basketball court, and a sixlane saltwater pool for competitive swimming and member exercise classes. This opportunity supports Lee Healths strategic priorities to advance community health by providing prevention and wellness services in a new growth sector of Southwest Florida that currently has limited access to care close to home, said Dave Cato, chief of outpatient services. These services will also be available to residents in the area surrounding Babcock Ranch. The two-story Babcock Ranch Health and Wellness Center spans the entire east side of Founders Square and is the final building in the lakefront downtown districts inaugural phase. Providing onsite health care is part of Babcock Ranchs emphasis on community health and wellness, an extension of a master plan that encourages walking and biking, clean energy and a mindful connection with nature. The town will offer 50 miles of planned biking and hiking paths, interconnected lakes for paddling enthusiasts, and an expanded calendar of exercise classes. This is an opportunity for a lifestyle medicine practice, said Dr. Goforth. Babcock Ranch is really organized around that thought with its trails, a restaurant serving healthy foods and the idea of giving people a place to live and to live healthy. Having the residency program at Babcock Ranch is a good match. The Lee Health clinic will offer six exam rooms with two assigned to each doctor. The residents are overseen by faculty and a nurse practitioner. We will have other practices as the community grows, said Dr. Goforth. This is a great opportunity for our residents to get involved in a new community. Weve had lots of volunteers for Babcock and its beautiful facility and venue. Our physicians and faculty are excited to see patients. HEALTHYFrom page 1 BABCOCK RANCH RENDERINGAn artists rendering of the new Babcock Ranch Health and Wellness CenterVANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHContractors are busy finishing the Babcock Ranch Health and Wellness Center that spans the entire east side of Founders Square and is the final building in the lakefront downtown districts inaugural phase. GOFORTH ANTONUCCI We are excited to be the health and wellness partner at Babcock Ranch ... We have been entrusted with providing the care for residents of a brand-new community, which is a truly unique opportunity. Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and CEO of Lee Health

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A14 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Private travel is not for everyone, thats what makes it so special.Jet Aircra Charters | Business Jet Charters | Luxury Jet Travel Air Ambulance800-MED-JETS (633-5387) www.MEDJETS.com Aircraft Charter800-AIR-TREK (247-8735) www. AIRTREK .aero THE LIMIT Babcock transforms farm-to-table into Ranch-to-table BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentFarm-to-table has become a culinary buzzword of late, but the movement has been around for a while. The food outlets of Babcock Ranch Table and Tap, Slaters Market Caf, Babcock Neighborhood School and the soon-to-open juice bar at the new wellness center are fortunate to have access to an onsite kitchen garden that is overseen by Ken Ryan of Herban Gardens. Mr. Ryan was a trailblazer in the farm-to-table movement in the Boston area more than 30 years ago. He is serving as a consultant for the gardens of Babcock Ranch. I would harvest and take things right in to the chefs, but I didnt take orders because working with Mother Nature you never quite know what youre going to have until the day you harvest it, Mr. Ryan said. I would just fill up the delivery van with whatever I had and drive around to 20 different restaurants twice a week. Now he is saved the trip of driving around from chef to chef because he oversees the growing of produce right on Babcock Ranch and at his Herban Gardens location in nearby North Fort Myers. We are growing a variety of micro greens for Table and Tap, and the guests are really enjoying them, Mr. Ryan said. They are so fresh because we cut them and bring them over within an hour of them being harvested, so they are super fresh and really bright, not only in color but in flavor. Richard Howze, executive chef for Babcocks culinary operations, said that the ranch is fortunate to have access to Mr. Ryan expertise. Mr. Ryan won the Innovative Farmer Award in 2014 from the University of Florida IFAS county extension service. He maintains all of our community gardens at the moment, which we also use in the restaurants, Mr. Howze said. He grows organic greens for us that we use to embellish the Babcock Ranch salad, and that comes straight out of the garden. We have a bunch of things planted over there a variety of cucumbers, Everglades tomatoes, some heirloom grape tomatoes, some black cherry tomatoes, Cuban oregano, breakfast radish, watercress so we produce quite a bit out of there. Babcock not only has a kitchen garden, which will eventually encompass five acres, to supply its various culinary outlets, but it will also have community gardens for the residents. All of these are being planned and overseen by Mr. Ryan. Ive done drawings for these gardens, he said. They are giving me carte blanche to do whatever I feel is the right thing to do. They installed a rain barrel at my request to catch the water coming off the shed roof. I told them they really needed to be catching this rainwater, and theyve listened to me. The new juice bar will incorporate produce, microgreens and herbs grown onsite in the gardens that Mr. Ryan oversees. Ingredients will include items such as lemon verbena, basil and wheatgrass in blended juice drinks, centrifuged juice drinks, and some detox shots and elixirs. It will be all organic and healthy, incorporating the produce we grow here in abundance this time of year and readily available to us locally, Mr. Howze said. I dont think theres a concrete opening date yet, but Im thinking it will be in March. The wellness center is up, but it needs to be finished on the inside. The swimming pool and a few things still need to happen, but at the pace that they build out here these days ., he trailed off into a laugh. From his perspective as a chef, Mr. Howze said he found the fruition of the project amazing because it provides opportunities to make changes in the food system. Its a partnership to keep things fresh, green, organic and grown locally here on the property, he said. Its a major enhancement that a lot of places dont have, so were striving tofully realize the farm-to-table initiative and just making it happen. Mr. Ryan chuckled about the fact that the fresh, local, organic food movement he helped to pioneer is finally catching on right as he is retiring from full-time farming. The thing we need to impress upon people moving into Babcock is not that this is a good thing to do but that it is the right thing to do, he said. VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHRichard Howze, executive chef for Babcocks food operations, oversees the Ranch-to-table program. Visit us online at www.babcockranchtelegraph.com Download our FREE Apps for tablets and Smartphones www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Vol. I, No. 4 FREEWINTER 2017 Meet the prosA Q&A with Axel Kallenborn, Babcock Ranch town ambassador.A6 New appBabcock amps up its tech with new apps. A18 Around Babcock Babcock Neighborhood School groundbreakingA36-37 ROM ALL OUTWARD APPEARANCES, 2016 WAS A VERY BAD year for celebrities. But it was a very good year for growth and development in the Sunshine State and not because the states population increased by almost 400,000 to about 20.7 million (demographers estimate growth to increase at about 1.8 percent each year for about two decades to come, the fourth most rapid growth rate in the United States).FSEE PROGRESS, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comAlthough Babcock will grow in phases through the next several years, almost all the major living benefits are up and running now for the first residents.2016: A year ofPROGRESS This 10-year vision materialized in less than 12 months its awe-inspiring just in the sheer volume and quality of the work completed. 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ALL TOWNS ARENT CREATED EQUAL.Sure, every town has its beautiful park or its lake view. Its grand home or its city hall. But the truth is most towns arent created at all. This one is. Babcock Ranch is an entirely new kind of town. One where the streets are planned but the wilderness isnt. Where energy comes from the oldest source in the world and powers the very newest technology. Where luxurious amenities come at an unluxurious price. T his is a town where the frontier meets the front porch in a way thats never been seen before. Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specications and community design are subject to change. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct information regarding Babcock Ranch, interested par ties should refer to written materials provided by the developer, legislative acts related to Babcock Ranch and the covenants and restrictions of the Babcock Ranch Residential Association, Inc. The information provided above is not intended to be an oering and should be considered as infor mational only.BABCOCKRANCH.COM 888-659-7488A better life BABCOCK RANCH, FLORIDA

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BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com WINTER 2018 A17 MODEL HOMES AT BABCOCK RANCH Homes in Babcock Ranch offer a sustainable way of life. From each homes architectural style to its native landscaping and Florida Green Building Coalition Certification, living at Babcock Ranch is a choice that helps the environment for years to come. Register at BabcockRanch.com to receive news and updates. The information center is open seven days a week, and the Town Ambassadors are happy to assist you.Woodlea Hall Information CenterWoodlea Hall is Babcock Ranchs information center. Here, you can learn anything about Babcock Ranch. Pick up brochures, maps or enjoy a presentation led by one of the Town Ambassadors. Visit babcockranch.com for more information.Model homesModel homes are open daily for viewing in the Lake Timber neighborhood of Babcock Ranch. View some of what is available through the selections below. Homes at Lake Timber begin in the upper $300s. Pulte Homes is now building single-family homes in the Parkside neighborhood and Lennar is building twin villas and single-family homes in the Trails Edge neighborhood with homes starting in the low $200s. CASTLE HARBOUR HOMES / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHFort Arbuckle Fort Casey CASTLE HARBOUR HOMESHomes for sale in Babcock Ranch VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Discovery Center (above) is the focal point for obtaining information about Babcock Ranch. Its located in Woodlea Hall (left) in the towns downtown district.

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A18 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMESFLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe TaylorFOX PREMIER BUILDERS / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Cabin The Lauren The Camden FOX PREMIER BUILDERS

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A19 BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com WINTER 2018 A19 HOMES BY TOWNE HOMES BY TOWNE / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH The Brandywine The Sterling LENNAR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Majestica, above, and The Alexander. LENNAR

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A20 A20 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH PULTE STOCK CLA SSIC HOMES PULTE / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Summerwood STOCK / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Destin The Sebring The Arbordale

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A22 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHThe natural way: Babcock Ranch designed to conserve and save precious water resources BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@babockranchtelegraph.comAt Babcock Ranch, water runs through it. Its evident in the obvious lakes spanning 30 to 300 acres and the less visible such as water-saving utilities and reclamation that recapture and repurpose 90 percent of the towns water. In designing Babcock Ranch, Kitson & Partners created a model of conservation and sustainability, restoring the historic water flow through its 18,000 acres and transforming existing mining lakes into a series of interconnected lakes for recreation and scenic backdrops to many homes and amenities. With water such a precious commodity in Southwest Florida, the town serves as a role model for future development, always mindful of how water flows through the property during dry spells and heavy rains. The master plan was designed by taking advantage of the natural systems and drainage flow ways that have been weathering storms for years, explained John Broderick, senior vice president of land development for Kitson & Partners. We worked with several agencies on different water models that took into account the massive amount of water that can flow onto the property, how to retain it longer, and then get it back off. Its not just about being more resilient here, but being good neighbors. We are making regional drainage improvements to help alleviate some of the historic flooding issues for other property owners along State Road 31. Babcock Ranchs system of lakes and storm water management was permitted through the South Florida Water Management District. Kitson & Partners enhanced existing wetlands, built weirs to rehydrate wetlands, and introduced a nomenclature of rain gardens, gray water, reclaimed and reused water. Its $15.5 million water filtration and waste water plants represent state-of-the-art technology that draws water from the 110-foot deep Sandstone Aquifer, producing potable water from six nanofiltration membranes and capable of handling the growing towns future needs and anticipated population of 50,000, 19,500 homes and apartments, and six million square feet of commercial space. The first phase of the water plant can deliver up to 250,000 gallons of drinking water daily. Chemical and biological systems convert the waste water also known as gray water into reclaimed water which is stored in an old 112-acre mining lake with depth of 30 feet. The reclaimed water is used for landscaping and irrigation throughout Babcock Ranch, where mandates for water-conserving appliances and toilets, minimal water-guzzling grass and drought-tolerant native plants reduce water use. Ashley Thomson, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University, is an expert on the development of water and wastewater biofiltration techniques for developing countries. For her dissertation, Dr. Thomson focused on those technologies during a year in Haiti and Vietnam. Her current research delves into sustainable water and wastewater treatment design, biotechnology, microbial engineering, community development, water reuse, nutrient and energy recovery all components of Babcock Ranchs water management and reclamation plans. The best technology uses biological, physical and chemical processes before discharging it back into a body of water, she said. Reusing water for irrigation purposes is a great idea. Although shes not personally familiar with Babcocks systems, she said many cities are adapting the technology. Gray water, Dr. Thomson explained, is water from a home that has been used in BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHWater-saving utilities recapture and repurpose 90 percent of the towns water.The master plan was designed by taking advantage of the natural systems and drainage flow ways that have been weathering storms for years. John Broderick, senior vice president of land development for Kitson & Partners. Let OUR Family ... Take Care of YOUR Family P hysician-Owned. P atientC entered Oces close by in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Cape Coralbtnnn bwww.ppcsw.com Welcome to Babcock RanchThrough All Life Stages Caring For Your Family Family Pra ctice Internal Medi c ine Obstetrics & G ynec ology Pediatrics

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A24 A24 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Babcocks charter school system is growing quickly EVAN WILLIAMSrfWith the first kindergarten through eighth grade Babcock Neighborhood School filled to capacity, Kitson & Partners in January broke ground on a second, larger school building that will open in August. This new phase of construction, now underway, will include 25 classrooms, more than three times the eight classrooms included in the original building. The new building will be about two-thirds full when approximately 320 students begin school there at the start of the fall semester. The next phase of construction, scheduled to happen over the next two years, will add another school building with 16 to 20 additional K-8 classrooms. Depending on how soon families move into Babcock, this may happen sooner rather than later, said Kitsons educational con sultant Christy Noe, president and CEO of Collaborative Educational Network. Ultimately the enrollment were projecting is about 866, so that would be 43 classrooms that we need. Depending on the grade level thats 18 to 22 kids per class. We grew more quickly than we thought and that was before any residents were moving into Babcock, Ms. Noe said. We are anticipat ing that growth by being proactive in making additional space for those kids. What we want to make sure is people who are looking at houses in Babcock Ranch, that they know we have space for them (in the school). Meanwhile, the original building will be used temporarily for a pre-kindergarten program and extracurricular activities, then as Babcocks first high school for the 2019-2020 school year. Finally, Kitson & Partners is planning to break ground on a permanent high school that will open in 2020. And the original building will once again be used for elementary school students as well as potentially a private day care center. Eventually, the schools will all be grouped around a quad including a community park and athletic fields in the downtown area. Being able to have the K-12 students all together is one of the visions Syd Kitson (CEO of Kitson & Partners) had, Ms. Noe said. Mr. Kitson said that while building a high school in time for this years graduating eighth grade class to attend has always been part of the plan, the need for additional K-8 classrooms came more quickly than expected for Babcocks charter school, which opened just a year ago. When we opened it filled up and it filled up quickly, Mr. Kitson said. Now that we realize theres that kind of demand not just for Babcock residents but for surrounding residents, were opening the new school. Babcocks schools are charters that are open to any public school children, though Charlotte and Babcock Ranch kids will be first in line to attend. As the town grows in the decades to come, eventually to an expected 50,000 residents, more new school buildings can be expected. First of all, we want Babcock to be multigenerational and in order for it to be multigenerational you need to have great schools, Mr. Kitson said. Number two is, were creating a real hometown and it cant be a hometown without schools. Its part of the fabric of any community so it was extremely important for us to start that early. Eight additional teachers will be hired to staff the new charter school, which will also include a combination cafeteria-auditorium. The energy-efficient building is also being designed to accommodate Babcocks projectbased, green-STEAM approach to education, explained Jennifer L. Languell, one of the schools board members, a green-building expert, and owner and president of Trifecta Construction Solutions. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Project-based learning means that students often work in groups with each other and community professionals on a wide range of activities that support a standard curriculum. They are encouraged to engage with each other and Babcock Ranchs business community downtown in Founders Square, and its larger landscape, history and culture. To facilitate that, for example, the classes are designed to be big, collaborative workrooms with plenty of natural light. Within some of the rooms will be a separate fishbowls, a conference space separated by glass. Its the functionality of the inside spaces that really drives the design, Ms. Languell said. BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHBabcock Ranch is building its second school in a year to handle an additional 320 students in the Babcock Neighborhood School system. The original Babcock Neighborhood School opened in August 2017. rfntn bfbtfttffbfbt tbftbt btb rfn rfntbrf rnrf rfntnb

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A26 A26 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHTrails Edge southeast of the Founders Square downtown district. Offering twin villas starting in the $190,000s, Lennars 14 floor plans in Trails Edge also includes executive and manor homes, among them the NexGen Wash ingtonia, designed with separate first-floor living quarters with an attached one-car garage, private bedroom and bath, living room and kitchenette. Lennar is honored and privileged to be part of the Babcock Ranch community, said Christina Traver, vice president of mar keting for Lennars Southwest Florida division. Our initiatives and the towns align in key areas, from our Everythings Included homes, to green technology and solar/gas features, and our focus on lifestyle-driven communities. The value that the EI concept brings to Babcock Ranch can expand the buyer profile for all generations. Pulte is building homes with alley-loaded garages in Lake Timber and will offer eight active adult and family floor plans in Parkside. Pultes homes start in the mid-$200,000s. Were offering affordable products for a variety of buyers, said Marc Taglieri, gen eral sales manager for the PulteGroups Southwest Florida division. Thirty model and spec homes are cur rently open or under construction, each featuring architecture inspired by Southwest Floridas past. Homes at Babcock Ranch emphasize front-porch living and include twin villas, cottages, single-family and custom designs. The town now offers 56 floor plans with two to six bedrooms, 1,400 to 4,761 square feet of living space and oneand two-story homes, including designs by Castle Har bour Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne and Stock Classic Homes. Babcock Ranchs inaugural neighbor hood, Lake Timber is nestled among three large lakes and offers the resident-only Lake House, a 2,400-square foot waterfront clubhouse featuring rustic exposed timbers, stone clad accents and multiple pitched rooflines. Unveiled in November, the build ing offers a large multipurpose gathering room, an inside-outside stone fireplace, a kitchen and bar, two flat-screen TVs and a gaming area with a billiards table and card tables. Outside, it has wraparound decks, a pool, playground, grill and a dock for kayak, canoes and sailboats. Big things are happening at Babcock Ranch, said Megan Garner, director of marketing. Slaters market and caf is now open, we have a final decision with Lee Health for our wellness center and just introduced a new 12-passenger electric Duffy boat for tours on the water. We also have spec homes available and move-in ready homes built by Homes by Towne that are great looking and very popular. Since Founders Fest attracted nearly 20,000 visitors just 11 months ago, much of Babcock Ranchs initial phase has come to fruition. Founders Square, created as the heart of the communitys know-yourneighbors lifestyle, now offers the Table & Tap restaurant, Slaters Goods and Provisions with farm-fresh produce and other necessities, Square Scoops Coffee & Creamery, and Curry Creek Outfitters with kayak and bike rentals. The Babcock Neighbor hood School welcomed its first kindergar ten and sixth-grade students in August. With a waiting list of more than 100, Kitson & Partners is ramping up early construc tion of its central education campus. The full-size kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school will open in August with the high school opening the following year. Schools are the heart and soul of every great hometown, Mr. Kitson said. When people come to Babcock Ranch they dont have to hope that great schools are something that will happen sometime in the future the school is here right now, today. The same is true of the towns amenities. The Health and Wellness Center, occupying the entire east side of the lakefront downtown district, represents the final building in Founders Squares first phase. Kitson & Partners will host Babcocks official grand opening March 10. MILESTONESFrom page 1 BABCOCK RANCH The Lakehouse at Babcock Ranch is a neighborhood clubhouse perched on the edge of Lake Timber. Syd Kitson with Babcock Ranchs first homeowners Richard and Robin Kinley Kitson & Partners will host Babcock Ranch: A Hometown Grand Opening on March 10. rfnntbnrntt tt Syd Kitson,nrMeet Jeff and Arlene Smith, Lennars First Homebuyers f LAURA TICHY-SMITHfnntbnJeff and Arlene Smiths discovery of Punta Gorda for a vacation home reads somewhat like a fairy tale. Floridas east coast was too busy, Naples was a little too ritzy but Burnt Store Marina was just right. We only knew the east coast of Florida through family and friends, said Mrs. Smith. We decided to look on the west coast so I booked three different trips, starting south in Naples and working our way up to Destin. Burnt Store Marina kept popping up dur ing her internet investigations. We said lets take a ride, found it and that was it, she said. We fell in love with the community and bought our house that day. We canceled the rest of the trip. The couple, originally from the Northeast, enjoyed their part-time Punta Gorda home for 14 years and made a permanent move two years ago. Happenstance and frequent news articles also factored in the Smiths decision to build a home in Babcock Ranch. Weve been watching Babcock Ranch for the last nine months, Mrs. Smith said. We first learned about it last spring and I kept reading about it. We got interested and decided to take a ride. During their first visit, none of the new towns model homes were open. Nor was its restaurant or the Lake House clubhouse in the Lake Timber neighborhood. But it made a good first impression. We really liked the whole idea of Babcock Ranch and the feel, she said. When the town announced the addition of Lennar to its building program, Mrs. Smith started contacting the national builder in the summer. The couple wanted a certain location and they didnt want to wait. They became Lennars first homebuyers with the purchase of a maintenance-free twin villa in the Trails Edge neighborhood. Construction is expected to start this spring and the Smiths will rent out their villa, with plans to eventually relocate. Its a great investment and we expect demand for rentals from people working there, Mrs. Smith said. It was a great opportunity. I just took my cousins to Babcock and they purchased a home in the Lennar neighborhood. The Smiths attended Babcock Ranchs holiday tree lighting and visit every Sunday for brunch at the Table & Tap restaurant. We have our favorite server and enjoy see ing her every week, Mrs. Smith said. She always knows what we want. I really like the community feel, she added. Its amazing to see whats happened in the past year and were looking forward to being there. Id rather live somewhere you dont pull out of your neighborhood and immediately pull into bumper-to-bumper traffic. I could be a town ambassador because I talk it up to everyone. Arlene and Jeff Smith Babcock Ranch by the numbers: 7: r 56: rn rn n 30: rn n n 50: rt t 300: nfnnt t 18,000: n r 50: nrfnntbn r tt 19,500: 50,000: r 6 million: rr nn 73,000: nr fnntbn 440: nfnnt bn 300,000: r 74.5: rnn 250,000: r n 6 million: r nn 90: nr nr 200,000: r 4.5 million: r nn

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BABCOCK RANCH WINTER 2018 A27 Sustainable Babcock BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentThe way that Babcock Ranch is bringing together many different sustainability strategies received a showcase in November in the form of an educational broadcast streamed to 150 classrooms in 63 countries. Dr. Jennifer Languell, a consultant from Trifecta Construction Solutions and a star of the Discovery Channels Discovery Project Earth series, spoke to the school children from atop The Hatchery in Founders Square. Dr. Languell said she told the fifth and sixth graders sustainability requires not only the environment but community and economics as well. Most people, when they hear green or sustainable, think environment, she said, but it has to be financially viable in order to be sustainable. If you dont have the balance with societal impact and economics, you dont have sustainable. Babcock really does focus on that societal component because its very geared towards community. You get this feeling when youre there that its different. Of the original 91,000-acre ranch, Kitson & Partners sold 73,000 acres to the state and Lee County for a preserve and is only developing half of the remaining 18,000 acres. The developers held public charrettes, asking environmental agencies and the public for help with identifying the most environmentally sensitive features of the land. The areas selected for development primarily comprise land that had already been disturbed for agriculture or mining. Our footprint is a little less than 10 percent of the original ranch, and that really does speak volumes when you look at it that way, said John Broderick, senior vice president of development with Kitson & Partners. Its not common to find a developer who is willing to put 50 percent of its land into conservation easements. Mr. Broderick explained that the developers are combining innovative strategies for storm water management, solar power generation, energy-efficient buildings, relocation of trees, and transportation that encourages walking, biking and riding public autonomous shuttles in order to create a town that sustains the integrity of the environment. Its not that Babcock is going crazy and doing all of this stuff, Dr. Languell said. Its just that theyre doing so many components where other people have done just one piece, and Babcock is doing it in a very methodical way so that they make informed decisions moving forward. If we are not successful, that would tell people that sustainability is not successful, and thats not what we want to have happen. We want this to work. BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe areas selected for Babcock Ranch comprise land that had already been disturbed for agriculture or mining. The rest, about 90 percent, is a state preserve. SPACE RESERVATIONS: CAMERA-READY ADS: Contact your account executive today to learn more about advertising in the Babcock Ranch Telegraph.239.333.2135 Visit us online at www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Vol. I, No. 1 FREESPRING 2016 CowboysA look at the Babcock Ranch cowboys who work cows roughly the way its been done for a century. A8 Town makersThe people responsible for the Babcock Ranch vision. A28 LifestyleImmerse yourself in working, learning or playing. A24 N A SUMMER DAY IN 2004, SYD Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, set foot on Babcock Ranch for the first time. Like most first-time visitors, he was immediately taken by the enormity of the place and the magnificence of a tableau that time had somehow forgotten. Yet for all its obvious natural beauty, Babcock Ranch spoke to Kitson in a more visceral way as he traversed the long drive to the propertys secluded Cypress Lodge for a visit with the Babcock family. Ma ybe the rushes of lush, mys terious forests that intermittently lined the road reminded him of a childhood in small-town New Jersey, where he and his friends spent their days discovering hi dden places they would claim as their own. Perhaps the vastness of the pastures recalled the promise of having a blank canvas on which he could create his life when he left home for Wake Forest University and ultimately a career as a lineman in the NFL. Or maybe it was the boldness of nature itself and the hold it exerted on every facet of the Ranch that reminded Kitson of the unmitigat ed joy he continues to experience during hiking and kayaking adventures that can last weeks at a time. Whatever it was, Babcock Ranch spoke to Kitson in a familiar way that day and he listened. Ill never forget the first time I came to Babcock Ranch, said Kitson. Coming down the long drive, all I could see were the cattle, the beautiful landscapes, and the wildlife habitats. All of a sudden, I started to decompress. It was an incredible feeling. We drove to the Cypress Lodge and had a great visit with the family. As we sat on the porc h, we were looking at the alligators and the fish jumping and all of the animals coming down to feed. It w as just magical. I remember thinking this is a very, very special place. From that moment, I was hopeful Id have an opportunity to do something with this beautif ul property. The visit with the Babcocks was propitious, both for the family and for Kitson. In 1914, Edward Babcock, a Pittsburgh lumber magnat e and politician, purchased the 91,000-acre Crescent B Ranch from Perry M cAdow, the scion of a family that made its fortune in the gold mines of Montana. The renamed Babcock Ranch served as the base for the familys timber business, the most prominent end-users being the diamond mines in South Africa that used the pine-based pitch to ward off termites. By the 1930s, Edwards son Fred was managing the property and became the fac e of Babcock Ranch. After Freds death in 1997, the heirs attempted to sell the property to the state. In 2005, discussions with the state were termin ated. At the same time, Syd Kitson and his partners were engaged in conversations that would ex pand their business model. Kitson & Partners success to that point had been built on purchasing distressed properties and re-introducing them in a fresh, appealing way. While the enterprise was successful, the partners knew they wanted something more. I remember talking with my par tners and say-Babcock Ranch The building of a new hometownOSEE B ABCOCK, A14 IMAGES & RENDERINGS COURTESY OF BABCOCK RANCH IN THE BEGINNING Ill never forget the first time I came to Babcock Ranch ... It was an incredible feeling. Syd Kitson Syd Kitson BY KEVIN CAFFREYSpecial to Babcock TelegraphAt right: Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. Center: Unspoiled settings of Babcock Ranch. Along the top: Artists renderings of Babcock Ranch. NEXT PUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 11, 2018ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITYTHE BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Cowboys A look at the Babcock Ranch cowboys who work cows roughly the way its been don e for a century A8 Town maker s The people responsible for the Babcock Ranch vision. A28 Lifestyle Immerse yourself in working, learning or playing. A24 N A SUMMER DAY IN 2004, S YD Kitson, Chairman and CE O of Kitson & Partners, set foot on Babcock Ranch for the first time. Like most first-time visitors, he was immediately taken by the enormity of the place and the magnificence of a tableau that time had somehow forgotten. Yet for all its obv ious natural beau ty, Babcock Ranch spoke to Kits on in a more visceral way as he traversed the long drive to the propertys secluded Cypress Lodge for a visit with the Babcock family. Ma ybe the rushes of lush, mys terious forests that intermittently lin ed the road reminded him of a childhood in small-town New Jersey, where he w and his friends spent their d ays discovering hidden places they would claim as their own. Perhaps the vastness of the pa stures recalled the promise of having a blank canvas on which he could create his life when he left home fo r Wake Forest University and ultimat ely a career as a lineman in the NFL. Or maybe it was the boldness of nature itself and f the hold it exerted on every facet of th e Ranch that reminded Kitson of the unmitigat ed joy he continues to experience during hiking an d kayaking adventures that can last weeks at a time Whatever it was, Babcock R anch spoke to Kitson in a familiar way that day an d he listened. Ill never forget the first tim e I came to Babcock Ranch, said Kitson. Coming down the long drive, all I could see were the cattle, th e beautiful landscapes, and the wildlife habitats. All of a sudden, I started to decompress. It was an inc redible feeling. We drov e to the Cyp ress Lodge and had a great visit with the family. As we sat on the porc h, we were looking at the alligato rs and the fish jumping and all of the animals coming d own to feed. It w as just magical. I remember t hinking this is a very, very special place. From that mom ent, I was hopeful Id have an opportunity to do s omething with this beautif ul property. The visit with the Babcocks was propitiou s, both for the family and for Kitson. In 1914, Edward Babcock, a Pittsburgh lumbe r magnat e and politician, purchased the 91,000-acr e Crescent B Ranch from Perry M cAdo w, the scion of a family that made its for t une in the gold mines of Montana. The renamed Babco the base for the family s timber prominent end-users being t he in South Africa that used the p i ward off termites. By the 1930 Fred was managing the propert face of Babcock Ranch. After F the heirs attempted to sell the p In 2005, discussi ons with t he sta At the same time, Syd Kitson were engaged in conversation s t their business model. Kitson & that point had be en built on pur properties and re-introducing th appealing way. Whi le the enterp the partners knew they wante d s I remember talking with my p Babcock Ranch The building of a new hom etown ga O SEE B IMAGES & RENDERINGS COURTESY OF BABCOCK RANCH IN TH IN THE B E G G I N N I N I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N I N N I N N N Illnev Ill nev erforget er forget g the first the first time I c tim Ranch Ranch Ranch Ranch ... Ranch ... Itwa Itwasan It wasan It was an It was an incredib dibl bl incredib incred incre inc e fe e Syd Kitson BY KEVIN CAFFREY Special to Babcock Teleg raph At right: Syd Kitson, C hairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. C enter: Unspoiled settings of Babcock Ranch. Along the top: Artists renderings of Babcock Ranch. www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Vol. I, No. 4 FREEWINTER 2017 Meet the prosA Q&A with Axel Kallenborn, Babcock Ranch town ambassador.A6 New appBabcock amps up its tech with new apps. A18 Around Babcock Babcock Neighborhood School groundbreakingA36-37 ROM ALL OUTWARD APPEA RA NCES, 2016 W AS A VERY B AD year for celebrities. But it was a very good year for growth and development in the Sunshine State and not because the states population increased by almost 400,000 to about 20.7 million (demographers estimate growth to increase at about 1.8 percent each year for about two decades to c ome, t he fourth most rapid growth rate in the United States).FSEE PROGRESS, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comAlthough Babcock will grow in phases through the next several years, almost all the major living benefits are up and running now for the first residents.2016: A year ofPROGRESS This 10-year vision materialized in less than 12 months its awe-inspiring just in the sheer volume and quality of the work completed. 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BABCOCK RANCH EVENTSFor more information, visit babcockranch.com/events.YogaThursday Feb. 2 Lakehouse 10:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 4 Founders Square 10:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 8 Lakehouse 10:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 10 Lakehouse 10:30 a.m Music at Table & Tap Saturdays from 4:30 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. At the Band Shell Cost: Free Kids Soccer CampEach Saturday through Feb. 28 At the Community Field Cost: $40Doggie Dash 5KSaturday, Feb. 17, 8 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. At Founders Square Cost: $20 (race fee)Second Annual Bark in the ParkSaturday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. noon At Founders Square Cost: FreeBabcock Ranch: A Hometown Grand OpeningSaturday, March 10, noon 8 p.m. At Founders Square Details: TBA A28 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Catering! FROM HOT DOGS TO WHOLE HOGS WEVE GOT YOU COVERED!Catering Available For Any Size Event! Call Amanda at (239) 209-0940 We have Pick-Up, Delivery and Full Catering Staff Services Available! Take Out Call 239-693-2223 13908 State Road 80 (Across from Riverdale High School) g g Find Your Location, View Our Menu or Download Our APP at ribcity.com AW ARD W INNIN G PORT CHARLOTTE ARTIS T o ffer s hi s Limited Editi o n Ar c hi v al Print s S tudio visits by appointment c a ll: 941-875-394 2 To view the entire collection ple a se visit: www .h ow ard s pielman. com A FF O RD A BLE A R T H OW ARD S PIELMA N B l u e P al m M agical Plac e K aleid osco p e F irst F lowe r K K K K K K Add The Beauty Of Florida Landscapes To Your New Babcock Ranch Home. Lets celebrate! Lets celebrate! Babcock Ranch: A Babcock Ranch: A Hometown Grand Hometown Grand Opening at Founders Opening at Founders Square, Square, Saturday, Saturday, March 10, noon 8 p.m. March 10, noon 8 p.m. Music at Table & Tap. Music at Table & Tap. Enjoy great Enjoy great music and great food Saturdays 4:30 music and great food Saturdays 4:30 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m 2:30 p.m . www.babcockranch.com/events www.babcockranch.com/events Saturdays and Sundays Saturdays and Sundays R R un solo or with a un solo or with a four-legged friend at four-legged friend at the the Doggie Dash 5K, Doggie Dash 5K, Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 9:30 a.m. at Founders 9:30 a.m. at Founders Square. Registration Square. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. begins at 7:30 a.m. www.babcockranch. www.babcockranch. com/events com/events 2.17 2.17 3.10 3.10 2.10 Get your Get your yoga yoga going going at the Lakehouse at at the Lakehouse at 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. www.babcockranch. www.babcockranch. com/events com/events

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BABCOCK RANCH WINTER 2018 A29 Lee Health Essential OilsTuesday, March 13, noon 1:30 p.m. At the Lakehouse Cost: $35Lee Health Aging in ReverseThursday, March 15, 5:30 6:30 p.m. At the Lakehouse Cost: TBALee Health Yoga CertificationSaturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, all day At the Lakehouse Cost: TBAThe Alva School concert and family movie nightFriday, March 16, 5 p.m. At Founders Square Cost: FreeLee Health Book ClubMonday, March 19, 9 11 a.m. At The Hatchery Cost: Free (Book fee only)Lee Health presents Plant-based Food Meet-upTuesday, March 20, 6 7:30 p.m. At The Hatchery/Slaters Cost: TBALee Health presents Train the BrainTuesday, March 20, 11 a.m. noon At The Hatchery Cost: FreeBNS Spring Concert and family movie nightSaturday, March 31, 5 p.m. At Founders Square Cost: FreeEaster Eggstravaganza eventSaturday, March 31, time TBA At model homes and town Cost: FreeEaster Service LIFT ChurchSunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. At the Band Shell Cost: FreeLee Health HypnotherapyThursday, April 12, noon 2 p.m. At the Lakehouse Cost: $35 BABCOCK RANCH EVENTS As Seen On See n LIVE 3,200 Gallon Tank With an Interactive Virtual Dive Experience HISTORY & SCIENCE CENTER Virtual Fort MyersThe Past Meets the Present Travel Back to 1856 and Visit The Original Fort Myers as You Interact with the Environment Just like the Early Settlers. $5OFFONE COUPON PER PARTY.CODE: FW17REGULAR ADMISSION FOR A PARTY WITH 3 OR MORE GUESTS.2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers ----------------------------------------------------------239.243-0043 www.theIMAG.org---------------------------------------------------------Tue Sat: 10 to 5 Sun: 12 to 5 Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specifications and community design are subject to change. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct information regarding Babcock Ranch, interested parties should refer to written materials provided by the developer, legislative acts related to Babcock Ranch and the covenants and restrictions of the Babcock Ranch Residential Association, Inc. The information provided above is not intended to be an offering and should be considered as informational only. A better lifeBABCOCKRANCH.COM 888-659-7488First, we drew a circle around the land we wouldnt touch. The open prairie. The wetlands. The pine forests. The homes of hawks and panthers, herons and bass. The places where youll run, walk, bike, think, exhale. On what was left, we planned a town. But not just any town. A town where neighbors sustain each other and the suns energy sustains us all. A town where you can have a connected life. A purposeful life. An engaged life.WHAT WE ARENT BUILDING IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE ARE.

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A30 A30 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Caloosahatchee River 75 75 82 80 78 78 31 41 41Punta Gorda Port Charlotte North Fort Myers Lehigh Acres Estero Sanibel Captiva Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Cape Coral Pine Island Placida Babcock Ranch Babcock RanchCharlotte Harbor Pine Island Sound Gulf of Mexico Punta 1 Myers Myers Myers Myers Myers 2 Fort 3 4 Myers Myers Myers Myers 5 6 Travel distance fromBabcock Ranch1. Downtown Punta Gorda 30 miles 2. North Fort Myers 15 miles 3. Downtown Fort Myers 15 miles 4. Publix, The Shops at Verandah 7 miles 5. Edison Mall 18 miles 6. RSW 26.5 miles DRIVING DISTANCES FROM BABCOCK RANCH

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A32 WINTER 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Fourth graders plant culture of acceptance BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentFounding a new school presents many challenges, but it also provides some interesting opportunities. If you recall your own school days and the special traditions associated with your institution, somebody had to create all of those school songs, chants and cheers. In short, someone had to create the schools culture. The Babcock Neighborhood School uses a project-based learning system to transfer academic knowledge to projects that help the community in some way. Kari Lewter, a fourth-grade teacher at BNS, is leading her class in a culture-building project for the new school. The children are attempting to build an inclusive culture by planting an acceptance garden at the school. I started the year off with a book titled Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, Ms. Lewter said. I like to start the year off with this book because it has a little girl who has cerebral palsy. She has a brilliant mind but she cant communicate that to anybody, so it gives you a first-person view of her struggles and what she has to go through. After her class read the book, Ms. Lewter then challenged her students with a projectbased learning question: As the trailblazing group of students at a new school, how could they create a school environment that was accepting of all students, including all of their diverse traits? The students brainstormed ideas that ranged from flags to posters to tiedye T-shirts to a garden. They settled upon the garden as their best option since anyone in the Babcock community could visit it. Then the students had to write a proposal to the school principal that included not just what the garden would look like but how they would get the supplies, who would plant it and who would maintain it. Project based learning is supposed to have something that is tangible that is a result, said Principal Shannon Treece. We want learning to be very hands on and engaging for students. We want them to critically think and apply what theyre learning, so its not just information that they are learning to take a test but its information that is meaningful in some way in the community. The fourth-graders acceptance garden fit the criteria, so Ms. Treece approved it. The school was granted a section of land in front of it for the project. Ms. Lewter said the children have started learning about lowmaintenance plants and drawing blueprints for the garden. Then they will draft donation request letters to seek the supplies. She said she anticipated that the garden could be open as early as February. The book gave them the background knowledge they needed, and then they created a solution to something thats a problem with schools all over the country right now, with kids who arent feeling accepted, she said. They were able to come up with a way on their own. Project based learning is supposed to have something that is tangible that is a result ... We want them to critically think and apply what theyre learning. Shannon Treece, Principal VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe students in Kari Lewters fourth-grade class at Babcock Neighborhood School decided to plant a garden to help create a scho ol environment that was accepting of all students, including all of their diverse traits.

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A33 BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com WINTER 2018 A33 TURN THAT EXTRA ROOM, GARAGE OR LANAI INTO A GUEST ROOM AND/OR HOME OFFICE.MURPHY BEDS, WALL BEDS, HOME OFFICES,CLOSETS, GARAGE STORAGEWHERE AND WHAT WILL YOUR GUESTS SLEEP ON?MILLERS MURPHY BEDS CAN HELP YOU ANSWER THAT!COME IN AND VISIT ONE OF OUR 3 LOCATIONS IN PORT CHARLOTTE, SARASOTA OR FORT MYERS OR VISIT US ON OUR WEBSITE www.millersmurphybeds.com | 941-743-BEDS (2337) Babcock Neighborhood School cooks up a win LAURA TICHY-SMITHrfThe students at the Babcock Neighbor hood School have been learning to cook up some pretty interesting things. Student entrepreneurs are in the research stage of recipes for beauty products, such as lip balm and soaps, that eventually may be sold at Slaters Goods and Provisions. They recently brought one project to fruition when they built a solar cooker that allowed them to win first place at the DEP/IMAG Solar Cook-off in December. The schools team won $500 by cooking a chicken teri yaki stir fry with only the rays of the sun. Elementary, middle and high school teams work on all kinds of engineering challenges during the STEM Tour, said Lori McLain, the fourth through sixth grades science and engineering teacher at BNS. We have fifth and sixth grade STEM teams at our school, and at the solar cook-off, our team beat teams that included elementary, middle and even high school teams. The cook-off was sponsored by the IMAG History & Science Center and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The event was a stop on the seventh annual STEM Tour presented by the STEM Team of SWFL, which is part of the Chamber of Southwest Florida. Ms. McLain said that the rules for the contest required the students to build their own cookers and then prepare a dish of their own choosing cooked to safe food temperatures within a two-hour timeframe. They also had to prepare a booklet with recipes, materials, material costs, sustainability of the cooker and other information about solar cooking. The event fit well with BNS instructional mode, which is project-based learning. The essence of the work that were doing, the charter here, said BNS principal Shannon Treece, is all about engaging students and making the learning environment meaningful. The students chose to build a cooker based around a Fresnel glass, a lens with concentric rings that concentrates solar rays, because it heats quickly and can overcome hazy conditions that can impede other solar cookers. The lens focused the suns rays onto a copper plate topped with a cast iron skillet with a lidded glass casserole dish in it to cause convection and conduction to cook the chicken. One of their teammates had already been researching solar cookers and had the lens. Choosing a cooker type was easy for the team, Ms. McLain said. Choosing a recipe to cook was the hard part. It was more like an argument, Ms. McLain said. I have to remind myself that theyre sixth graders. One of them was set on having a salmon meal, but the others said no, they didnt want to cook fish, so that was going back and forth. It was probably the toughest part because the guy who wanted the fish was a holdout, but then we got a message from the group organizing the event that some of the judges were aller gic to fish. She said the students did all of the research and shared the responsibilities of preparing for the event. Some attended to cutting up and marinating the chicken while others came up with bamboo booth decorations and even carry-out boxes with chopsticks to fit the recipe theme. They really wanted to make Babcock Ranch stand out, Ms. McLain said. They said people were expecting, since we come from the solar town, that we should be able to cook with solar energy, and we wanted to show them we could. VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHBNS students are using science to create products they can sell in Babcocks shops.nrrt bbf r rfr Shannon Treece,

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