Work to begin on more than 270 homes in spring

POULSBO — The spring season means showers, and flowers, and in Poulsbo this year it means homes.

Two new housing developments — Summerset and Mountain Aire — are slated to add more than 270 new homes to the city, and are expected to first break ground in spring.

Quadrant Homes is in charge of the Mountain Aire project, which will be located across from the intersection of Noll Road and Hostmark Street. The development will extend east and abut the city limits.

“That Noll Road area is so rich with recreation, and amenities like schools, and it’s close to downtown,” said Bonnie Geers, vice president of community development with Quadrant Homes.

While Mountain Aire will break ground this spring, Quadrant doesn’t expect to begin selling the homes until 2015.

The 29.74-acre site will offer 145 new lots for single-family homes. Lot sizes will range from 4,320-square-feet to 7,736-square-feet. The average lot size is expected to be 5,902-square-feet, adding up to approximately 4.88 dwellings per acre.

A total of 5.9-acres will be set aside for open space that will include parks and trails.

Poulsbo’s Vinland subdivision is also a product of Quadrant Homes.

“We are excited about the popularity of our Vinland community,” Geers said. “It’s been a great success. We believe that Mountain Aire will continue down that path.”

“The Vinland houses are on a bit smaller lots, and the Mountain Aire lots are more generous,” Geers said, further noting that the Mountain Aire home plans will be different than Vinlands, and will likely follow the Northwest craftsman style.

Geers said that Quadrant Homes performs more customization than most builders, therefore buyers will provide input on individual Mountain Aire homes as they are sold and built.

The new Summerset development will be located at the north end of the city, off of Vetter Road and neighboring to the north of Max Williams Loop; near where Vetter Road meets Viking Way.

The 22.51-acre development will add 128 lots to the area. Lots range from 2,340- to 6,764-square-feet.

It will include 7.6-acres of open space with a park, picnic areas, a gazebo, benches, a half basketball court, and a tot lot.

Summerset is a product of Central Highland Builders. The company has constructed two other Poulsbo developments; Chateau Ridge and Poulsbo Place.

Traffic studies were conducted for the subdivisions and it was determined that each company would have to pay for a portion of city road improvements to offset their added load. Summerset is estimated to add approximately 995 daily trips on area roads, with 105 during the peak hours. A max total of $303,554 was paid to cover the improvements.

Mountain Aire’s contribution to city road improvements was a max total of $569,968 to cover 1,378 daily trips on surrounding roads, with 145 during peak hours.

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