Hawk Pointe is committed to preserving New
Jersey’s lush green trees, wildlife
and pre-revolutionary history which is unmatched in the tri-state
commitment has brought Hawk Pointe to where it is today.
Richard Cotton, a lifelong resident of Warren
County and managing partner of Hawk Pointe
Community had a vision for a parcel of land located off of Route
31in Washington, New Jersey.
Previous plans for the land called for a vast housing development
which would have had adverse
effects on the surrounding areas. However, Richard Cotton’s
vision was to create a balance between
open space and development. His plan was to transform a 325-acre
parcel of land into a self-sustaining,
land-based planning project which would benefit local, rural communities
and not damage the delicate environmental balance or the significance
of the land.
The project would provide a minimum of 80%
open space in some form of parks or recreation. The project would
also create local jobs and put in place many sustainable initiatives.
Other initiatives would follow including wildlife conservation,
historical preservation, and alternative energy.
In 2000, the plan called for an 18-hole championship
golf course, which would be called Hawk Pointe Golf Club. While
a typical golf course only requires 150 acres to design and build
a golf course, Hawk Pointe incorporated 250 acres of rolling
hills and lush tree lines. The reason behind this concept was
to respect the open space, the wetlands, the historical features
of the land while not disturbing the neighborhoods surrounding
Hawk Pointe would become known as a multi-generational
place where families could gather and play, meet, or spend time
together. Hawk Pointe Golf Club is a private, non-equity facility
which fosters a sense of community among Members and Families.