Southern Development

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Southern Development Homes

Southern Development Homes is a local Charlottesville homebuilder founded in 1999 by Frank Ballif. [1] Southern Development builds Earthcraft Certified "High Performance Homes" with a particular focus on durability and energy efficiency. [2]

Awards & Recognition

Southern Development won the following awards in recent years:

  • 2014
    • Earthcraft, Single Family Builder of the Year[3]
  • 2012
    • Charlottesville Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)[4]
    • Charlottesville Welcome Book Award (first place)[5]
    • City of Charlottesville Planning Award - Outstanding Plan of Development for Burnet Commons Phase II: “The Woods”[6]
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice Award[7]
  • 2011
    • Albemarle Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice (first place)”[8]
  • 2010
    • Albemarle Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice (first place)
    • Charlottesville Welcome Book Builder Winnerref>Web. The Daily Progress</ref>
  • Prior

Community Work

In 2008, Southern Development helped develop the Van der Linde recycling facility in Louisa County. For a time they sent all of their construction waste to that site. [10]

In 2009, Southern Development donated 1.5 acres of land to the City of Charlottesville to be added to Forest Hills Park. Mayor Dave Norris lauded the donation as "the largest increase in City park land since 1987," [11] increasing the size of the park by 20%.

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Key personnel


  1. Web. Southern Development Homes: About Us., retrieved September 16, 2010.
  2. Web. Southern Development Homes: How We Build
  3. Web. Southern Development Homes Named Single Family Builder of the Year, Southern Development, retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. Web. Charlottesville Family Favorite Awards
  5. Web. Charlottesville Welcome Book 2012
  6. Web. The Daily Progress: April 10, 2012
  7. Web. The Daily Progress
  8. Web. The Daily Progress
  9. Web. BRHBA
  10. Web. Southern Development Homes
  11. Web. RealCentralVA Blog
  12. Web. Developers say Comprehensive Plan woes impacting plans, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, July 10, 2019, retrieved July 14, 2019.
  13. Web. CRHA provides update on public housing redevelopment, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 22, 2019, retrieved November 23, 2019. Print. November 22, 2019 page A1.
  14. Web. Special FSNA meeting discusses proposed development plans on 240 Stribling and Flint Hill, Kasey Hott, News Article, NBC29, Charlottesville, VA, January 22, 2020, retrieved January 31, 2020.
  15. Web. Planners discuss 170-unit complex on Stribling Avenue, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 1, 2020, retrieved March 1, 2020. Print. March 1, 2020 page A3.

External links

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