Development could add 110 new homes

October 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community
Two model homes at the West End Gateway development in Silverton.

Two model homes at the West End Gateway development in Silverton.

By James Day

Two major developments are proceeding in Silverton, with perhaps as many as 110 new homes coming on line in the next few years.

Two model homes already have been constructed for the West End Gateway development at the edge of the Silverton city limits just before the Silver Spur RV Park.

Larry Hilton of More Realty, the lead Realtor for the project, said that the development lost a bit of time because of how long it took to get the plat recorded. Thirty homes are planned for the first phase, with 40 more coming in phase two. Hilton said the units will be largely single-family, with one-and two-story models, although some houses will be zero lot line units with some common walls.

Hilton also noted recent challenges with rising lumber prices and higher interest rates, but said the developer still hopes to have one-third of the homes in the first phase ready to go by next spring.

Smaller homes in the 1,300 square foot range, he said, are likely to sell for about $425,000, with larger two-story models with a three-car garage likely to go in the high $600,000.

Ground also has been broken for a 39-lot subdivision called Paradise Village at the corner of James and Jefferson.

Gene Oster, co-owner of the development, said that the plan is to sell the lots, but he did not rule out the possibility of building some units. The property is zoned for single-family homes.

While noting that there are “a few factors out of our control, like the weather,” Oster said that he hoped the lots will be ready to go by the spring.

The entrances to the development are on James Street, and a right-turn lane is likely to be added on nearby Hobart Road where it connects with Highway 214 to make it easier for residents of the development to access the highway.

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