July 31, 2013| By David Czurak
Sable Homes has opened a new model home and design center as part of its plan to complete a foreclosed residential development northeast of Grand Rapids.
The Stone Crest development in Courtland Township is just west of 11 Mile Road and Young Street and not far from downtown Rockford.
It’s also one of a few new residential developments in the Rockford Public Schools District.
Sable Homes recently purchased the unfinished development out of foreclosure and began construction on new homes in June 2013.
“We’re excited that Sable Homes came in and picked up where the Stone Crest development project had stalled a few years back,” said Courtland Township Supervisor Chuck Porter. “We’re happy to welcome in our new neighbors and turn this development into the beautiful neighborhood it was meant to be.”
Porter said the partially built development will consist of 30 additional homes once it’s complete.
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The new Stone Crest model home is in Courtland Township, at 9309 Stone View Dr.
“Though the new model home in Stone Crest was built to enhance the sales experience in Stone Crest, it most certainly will be used by Sable’s staff to show what a fully furnished home will look like regardless of where the customer chooses to build their new home,” said Ron Austin, general manager, Sable Homes.
Sable Homes has priced the new Stone Crest homes from $180,000 to $260,000, depending on the lot and floor plan that are chosen.
Sable’s corporate sales and design center is located in Rockford, at 11575 Edgerton Ave.
Sable Homes President John Bitely made a $10,000 contribution to the Stone Crest Homeowners Association, which will use the money to finish a green-space project in the housing development the homebuilder is completing.
Bitely said his firm made the donation, in part, as an effort to be a good neighbor to those who already live in Stone Crest.
“And that is one of the reasons we are contributing to the green-space project and assisting with its completion. The project will surely benefit all individuals living in this neighborhood for years to come,” he said.
“It’s a great contribution in our efforts to promote a healthy environment and a beautiful place to live here in Courtland Township,” said Matt Wilson, vice president of the Stone Crest Homeowners Association.
Sable Homes also is building new public roads throughout Stone Crest and recently finished a one-mile stretch that the firm turned over to the Kent County Road Commission.
Sable Homes in Caledonia
Separately, Sable Homes donated $100,000 to Caledonia Community Public Schools in July.
The school system will use those dollars to improve access to its new athletic field.
The firm is building the Scotsmoor II housing development, which will have 51 new homes when finished, in Caledonia.
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