On July 20, Rockford-based Sable Homes celebrated the completion of the first building phase of what will be 100 new condo units being added to the Harvest Meadows neighborhood in Leighton Township with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce and Leighton Township officials.
Once completed, Harvest Meadows, which is about 20 miles south of Grand Rapids and 20 minutes north of Kalamazoo, will feature 28 buildings with units starting at $285,000. The 2,242-square-foot condos are designed with two bedrooms, two baths with zero-step entry doors, a ground-level patio, one or two-stall garages, and easy access to U.S. 131.
The neighborhood, expected to be complete in 2026, will have paved roads and feature Sable’s Hybrid Technology in each of the condos, providing homeowners a savings in energy costs.
“Thank you everyone who helped put this together, such as our township officials, planning commission and community leaders,” said John Bitely, president of Sable Homes. “It’s exciting to work here in Leighton Township and be able to put together a project that not only is affordable, but definitely attainable for working America, as well as those who are aging in place. We’re excited to have the zero-step type housing that so many people need in our area. It’s such a great location.”
During the event, Denise Behm, executive director of the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Sable Homes into the community, while Steve Wolbrink, Leighton Township supervisor, presented a plaque to Sable Homes.
“On behalf of the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce, ambassadors, Chamber board of directors, we would like to welcome Sable Homes to our community and to the chamber of commerce as well,” Behm said. “We’re excited to have you here. We look forward to what this is bringing to our local economy. West Michigan in general has a lack of quality, sustainable housing, and this will just benefit our area so much – to add these 100 units to our area. We’re just really excited to see the progress in this neighborhood.”
“Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce and Leighton Township proudly welcomes Sable Homes’ and Harvest Meadows condos to our community,” Wolbrink said during the ribbon cutting.
In addition, local and state leaders attended the ribbon-cutting in support of the development, including: Mark De Young, Allegan County Commissioner District 2; Jaci Bultsma, Leighton Township treasurer; Bradley Geers, Leighton Township Planning Commission; Matt Weston, Leighton Township fire chief; Tim Reeves, Wayland Union schools superintendent; and representatives from the offices of Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Gary Peters.
Following the ribbon cutting, Sable Homes hosted an open house-style event that included tours of two finished condo units, lunch, refreshments, raffles and lawn games.
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