Mara Kravitz, 29

Mara Kravitz is one-half of the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind 101 Wolfs Lane, a new mixed-use building under construction in downtown Pelham. She aims to have the 63-unit rental development “serve as a new focal point in the heart of town, where neighbors can gather and where civic life can flourish.”

A Pelham native, real estate runs in Kravitz’s blood. Having purchased the lot back in 2002, her family waited for the opportune time to develop it, carefully taking into account the community’s needs. The project marks the first mixed-use development of this scale approved in Pelham in a century.

Kravitz is quick to point out the benefits of the building for Millennials. “You get the perks of living in a green, suburban town without giving up a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle. Plus, an easy commute to the city,” she says. For maximum convenience, the building will also include ample on-site garage parking for residents, shopkeepers, and customers.

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Because the building is in the center of downtown, she anticipates that the ground-floor retail space will be a draw that stimulates the economy. Kravitz, whose role as cofounder extends to such responsibilities as design review and approval, as well as consultation with sustainability experts, says she is extremely proud of the consensus she was able to pilot with the town board so that the building ultimately represents the best fit for Pelham. Kravitz adds that she is equally proud to be overseeing construction of the first-ever net-zero-energy building (the highest standard of energy efficiency) of its type in the region.

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