Some of the builders in the 2014 Homearama show may get their projects under roof before inclement weather sets in.
The first step to make that happen was taken this week when Liberty Township trustees approved the final development plans for a section of the Carriage Hill subdivision where next year’s show will be.
Trustees’ approval allows developer Liberty Land Company LLC to file paperwork recording the subdivision with the Butler County planning department so that builders can get the proper permits to begin construction.
The plan changed by reducing the open space in a section of the project by just under two acres, which in turn, will slightly increase the size of some of the Homearama lots in the Oak Reserve section of the project.
Fifteen lots ranging in size from .6 to 1.2 acre have been set aside for Homearma, said Randy Terry, a managing partner in Liberty Land Company LLC, who is developing the property that is owned by the Terry family.
“I have eight lot commitments from builders,” Terry said. “I’m confident there will be 10 or more homes in the show.”
Terry said the homes will range in size from about 4,500 to 8,500 square feet and should be priced in the $950,000 to $1.8 million range.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 1 p.m., Nov. 8, at the site.
The Homearama site is part of a 400-acre project located on the east side of Ohio 747, between Millikin and Princeton roads. It includes business and residential along with hiking/biking trails to create a village-like atmosphere.
At the center of the village is a community gathering area that includes 150,000 square feet of office, retail, and commercial space along with 144 residential units on 44 acres.
Other areas of the property will include numerous housing options. They include apartments for young professionals, single family homes, luxury apartments, townhouses, condominiums and patio homes for empty nesters.
Amenities include clubhouses, pools, playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, 10 lakes or ponds stocked with fish, and 80 acres of open space – including woods, cliffs, streams, and ravines.
Pedestrian paths will connect Millikin, Princeton and Ohio 747.