Sable Homes "making a big bet on Sparta"

One of the 20 Sable Homes built in Sparta in the last two years. (MLive file photo)
One of the 20 Sable Homes built in Sparta in the last two years. (MLive file photo)

SPARTA, Mich. (MLive) — Sparta Village Manager Julius Suchy says Sable Homes of Rockford is “making a big bet on Sparta” after the firm received approval to build another 44 homes in the village.

Sable recently completed construction of 20 homes in the village’s “Central Square Village” development, which was the first large-scale new home project built in the village in nearly a decade.

While the Central Square Village project was an “infill” development in the village — meaning the streets and utilities were already there — Sable will have to build the streets and extend utilities to its new development in the Country Meadow development.

Sable will build phases 7 and 8 of the Country Meadow plat, which is located east of Martindale Street and Ten Tree Drive on the village’s southeast side.

“The development was approved years ago and the first six phases of it were built,” Suchy said.

Sable will now finish building out the development.

Suchy said the market for homes in the $150,000 to $180,000 range in the Sparta area appears to be strong and there is little existing inventory.

This is not the first time Sable Homes has stepped in to finish housing developments in the area that have stalled.

A few years ago the company took over development in the Harvest Meadows subdivision, north of Wayland, and the Green Lake development, in Leighton Township, which the developer said both turned out to be good investments.

Sable officials have told the village they hope to begin construction on the Country Meadow development in the next couple of months and have model homes open by the fall.

By Jeffrey Cunningham | [email protected] 

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