The Summercrest Hills Master Plan creates a 160 acre community that will contain retail areas, office parks, public gathering spaces, residential neighborhoods and dining, recreation and entertainment options. Designed to incorporate the beauty of Iowa's natural terrain, Summercrest Hills will contain open green spaces, ponds, and trails that connect with the surrounding area. Natural habitats and wetlands will be maintained where appropriate in the overall open space network. An early connection will be made to the extensive Summerset Trail meandering north/south throughout Indianola.
The development will incorporate various "green initiatives" including bioswales, rain gardens, bioretention cells and native landscaping. A series of greenbelt parks will include storm water detention areas and trails. The trails will interlock each project making it easy to traverse the community linking residences, entertainment, work, education, recreation and government. Sustainability will be a design element throughout the entire community.