via Michael Kranz of MLive
GRAND HAVEN TWP., MI -- Although a new housing development in the 14800 block of Lincoln Street won't have any completed homes by year's end, a handful have already sold.
Bob Sorensen, vice president of sales and marketing for Eastbrook Homes, said a couple buyers have purchased houses to be constructed in the 99-lot, single-family home subdivision called "Lincoln Pines."
The cost of homes in Lincoln Pines, Sorensen said, range from the upper-$200,000's to a little more than $400,000, depending on the model and the plot.
The suburb consists, so far, of one main road culminating in a cul-de-sac and several streets branching off of it.
Sorensen said about 38 homes are planned for the first phase, with more to follow. About five to six homes -- some of them for showcasing -- will be started this year and then wrapped up in spring of 2017, he said.
A description of Lincoln Pines on the developer's website touts the subdivision as being within the Grand Haven School District and having close proximity to Hofma Park and Hofma Preserve.
Within the subdivision, there's a playground and green spaces for kids to play, Sorensen said.
"It's important for us to create a place that people enjoy with a sense of arrival, with a sense of coming home," Sorensen said. "We try to design the cul-de-sacs and the playground for kids as a place people will feel good about."
The Lincoln Pines development comes at a time of population growth and a strong housing market for Grand Haven Township, the municipality's community development director, Stacey Fedewa, said.
"Homes that enter the market tend to sell quickly and above asking price," Fedewa said. "It's encouraging to know that people still want to move here and live here and we're on the right path with what we're offering our residents."
Sorensen said he sees Grand Haven Township as a place of continued population growth and a strong housing market.
"We wouldn't be there if we didn't see it as a good location to have a community and be able to sell homes," he said.