Posted by – Tom Tanghe, Assistant City Manager
As Spring approaches, the Forester Square development located north of Auburn Road, west of Adams Road is beginning to see new life.
For a little history, this planned unit development began construction in 2001 with a large number of attached townhouses. The developer had plans for a number of single family homes co-existing in the “neo-traditional neighborhood” along with several amenities such as park space, a community clubhouse, and a swimming pool. Sadly, only 205 of the proposed 832 units were built due to the Great Recession.
Fast forward to 2011. After the developer was foreclosed upon for back taxes, the City decided to enter the picture and purchase two large tracts and 48 single family lots in the community. We immediately began to market the land in hopes of seeing new construction begin and to help facilitate the eventual completion of the project.
The City found an excellent builder named Mike Mattera to build some of the single-family homes. The result is the first two models, which will be ready for public tours within the next 70 to 90 days. The homes will be offered at around $200,000. We invite you to check them out soon.