For Immediate Release

 March 11, 2019


Carbondale, IL. Nominated by the board of Keep Carbondale Beautiful for the March Bright Spot award, The Landings at Reed Station Crossing presents itself as a resort both inside and outside.  Local owners Charlie and Trace Brown followed Trace’s vision for building design as well as landscaping that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Not obvious from the street, the north side of the building has a pond and a gazebo, which allows residents to be outside and enjoy the scenery.

A new development on the property is the garden project. Executive Director Andrew Belt said Home Depot awarded them a grant for the project, which will include fencing, fruit trees and berry bushes, and raised beds with vegetable and herbs, which will be used in the kitchen.  Most importantly, a committee of residents will advise on the garden-to-table concept, and paths and ramps will allow residents to work in the garden. Kristen Bathon, Director of Sales and Marketing, added, “We really want residents to be engaged in this on a daily basis.”

The Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc., Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of our community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.

If you would like to nominate a business or residence to receive the Award, please call the Keep Carbondale Beautiful office at 525-5525 or email  Archives of some past Bright Spot Award winners may be found at

Photo attached:  From left to right: Amber Reed, Kristen Bathon, Andrew Belt, Gabe Parker, Autumn Belt, Cassie Morgan, Amelith Brooks, and Brian Thomas.

Photo with titles:  From left to right: Amber Reed, Director of Sales & Marketing Kristen Bathon, Executive Director Andrew Belt, Activities Director Gabe Parker, Activities Aide Autumn Belt, Administrative Assistant Cassie Morgan, Director of Nursing Amelith Brooks, and Chef Brian Thomas.