Subdivided America is a seminal documentary film featuring Jeff Blackard, J.D. Lee, Joe Pobiner, Leigh Gallagher, Mitchel Silver, and a host of other notable luminaries. In this compelling film, Jeff unveils how legal segregation in America has divided our country, and presents the age-old institution of a village, as the key to reknitting the fabric of society.
Adriatica Village is the flagship development using the philosophy of NeoRetroism. It is the brainchild of Jeff Blackard. While working with Jeff, JD Lee was commissioned to create the term NeoRetroism and give it its meaning. This put a voice to the big idea of bringing old world characteristics into the realm of modern-day developments.
On October 21, 2019 in the City of McKinney, Texas, the team at JDL Group along with our friends at Habitat of Collin County, erected a 2-story, 1,280 sf prototype facility in 3.5 hours, which will be a training center for the roll out of 35 shipping container town homes at The Cotton Groves. The project is being marked as the Future of Affordable Housing.
The Cotton Groves is the future of affordable housing. It is a community developed by Habitat for Humanity of Collin County in collaboration with the JDL Group, made entirely from repurposed shipping containers. It has received rave reviews for its sustainable, affordable and renewable design.
The Urban Village Initiative is the vision of JD Lee and the outgrowth of his years of work with the Blackard Global Development Group. JD Lee presents Urban Villages as the bridge to “Building Sustainable Communities in the Heart of America.”
The JDL Group is a collaboration of industry professionals who work together to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing developers, organizations, stakeholders and municipalities. The thought leaders at JDL Group are second to none.
GCON – The Global Conference on NeoRetroism is the most anticipated real estate event of the year. Jeff Blackard and JD Lee team up to host a group of leading thought leaders at the George Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.