Mr. Ginn was looking for approval of 220 lots on which will sit 121 single family homes, 34 duplexes, 38 townhomes and 27 cottage homes. About half single family, the rest more affordable dwellings – to either buy or rent.
Redmond Senior Planner Scott Woodford told the city council the development will reflect Redmond’s muchly favored Great Neighborhood design standards complete with open space, pathways and trails, regular, pocket and tot parks, picnic areas, lots of landscaping and close to shopping. And because of Oregon’s relative northern latitude, there will be homes complete with a southern exposure so they can glean what warmth there may be in winter from a southerly winter sun.
The development will be practically across the street from two public schools at the north end of Redmond – Elton Gregory Middle and Tom McCall Elementary Schools. Both facilities are said fully capable of taking on more students.
Mr. Ginn and his partners were given the green light to provide more detailed plans on the project in order to get final approval from the city. Ginn said he’s inclined to build the smaller cottage and townhomes first, quickly followed by the single family homes. It is no secret that Redmond needs all the more affordable homes it can get.