The first measurable snowfall occurred this week but Tuesday crews were still out working on the Thames Court housing development in Grand Forks.
Foundations are being poured for single-family home lots in the development, located in the northwestern portion of the city.
Though they’re not finished, the homes are already on the market. A website featuring prices and descriptions for homes listed in the development popped up this week on social media feeds.
The website has 10 home listings so far, featuring four types of homes. They range in size from 1,140 square feet to 3,596 square feet with prices ranging from $184,900 to $289,900.
Most appear to be modular homes that would be shipped in and installed on site.
Seventy-one lots are located on the development and are platted for a mix of townhomes, twinhomes and single-family homes. The housing authority’s intention was to create an affordable housing development on the land.
The homes prices listed on the website come in around or above what have been talked about by developers since the company bought the land from the Grand Forks Housing Authority earlier this year.
In March 2013, developer Joe Genovese, of Glenco Bakken Development, said his company would continue that initiative and gave a range of prices for homes:
- Townhomes would start from $135,000 to $140,000
- Twinhomes would start from $155,000 to $170,000
- Single family houses would start from $210,000 to $225,000
The website and construction come after developers’ rocky meeting with the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission in September concerning their wishes to redraw plat lines for the development’s twin and townhomes lots.
At that meeting, developer George Holman said the company was interested in creating more twinhomes and potentially leaving townhomes out of the equation.
The commission voted to table a replat and rezoning request for Thames Court after city staff raised concerns over a lack of information from developers.
Those requests were tabled for a month and have yet to resurface.