Housing is in high demand in the north area, with both building lots and new homes selling quickly.
Freedom Heights is a development of 22 homes near H and 26 Road, with large lots, a walking path along Leech Creek, and good views of the Bookcliffs, the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. Linda Kramer with RE/MAX 4000 listed the lots last August, but infrastructure construction didn’t get started until a few months later.
“Contracts started coming in when we were doing infrastructure,” Kramer said. The infrastructure was complete by the middle of May, and lots continued to sell quickly.
“I only have two lots left,” Kramer said.
Lots in the neighborhood, which is within the city limits of Grand Junction and has sidewalk, sewer, curbs and gutters, are about 7/10 of an acre. Their large size allows home owners to build a shop, have a garden and enjoy a little elbow room.
The owner of a 150-acre adjacent parcel of land that was slated for development years ago took notice of the brisk sales at Freedom Heights and decided to resurrect plans for Weminuche, a residential development of 303 single-family homes.
“Given the current market and the shortage we have of lots in the valley, now is the time to move forward,” said Robert Jones with Vortex Engineering.
Lots sold quickly at Freedom Heights, a large-lot subdivision north of H Road, just east of 26 Road. Most of the buyers wanted a custom home and brought their own builder to the neighborhood. A few lots sold to builders, who built spec homes.
When the subdivision was proposed several years ago, it had a higher density. After hearing from neighbors, fewer homes are planned for the development, and 34 acres are designated open space.“
There’s an extensive trail system,” Jones said, adding that the Leech Creek trail that starts in Freedom Heights will continue through Weminuche. There will also be a picnic area with a pond.Right now, the city planning department is reviewing plans for Weminuche, but the developer hopes to be moving dirt for infrastructure by the fourth quarter of this year. The development is north of Freedom Heights, and sits between 26 Road and 26 1/2, going all the way to H 3/4 Road.
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