More than 200 homes planned in Cottage Grove as development projects move forwardConcept plans for a pair of proposed residential developments received city approval, moving forward the first major housing developments in the city in recent years.
Concept plans for a pair of proposed residential developments received city approval last week, moving forward the first major housing developments in the city in recent years.
The proposals, put forward by developers DR Horton and Newland Communities, include plans for more than 200 homes in an area north of 70th Street and west of Keats Avenue, called the “Upper Ravine Area” by city planners.
The Cottage Grove City Council unanimously approved the concept plans at a meeting last week. The city will review more detailed plans next year before granting final approvals.
“We look forward to seeing you next year,” Mayor Myron Bailey told representatives from both developers last week.
New housing construction has been at historically low levels in Cottage Grove since the nation’s housing and economic crash of 2007-08. City officials have said previously the two proposed developments would bring an influx of much-needed available new housing lots to a supply that has dwindled to roughly 50 buildable empty residential plats.