“I didn’t really think we would have any opposition. I mean, we meet and comply with city ordinances and ordinances and it’s all very clear,” Hoerstkamp told The Missourian after the zoning committee unanimously recommended that the city council approve the initial zoning board for the creek at Hoerstkamp’s Creek at Koch Farms .
With the support of the zoning commission, the board now goes to the Washington City Council for final approval. A vote on the initial draft is expected on October 17.
Hoerstkamp said the $14.1 million project will feature homes slightly larger than the homes built at Overlook at Weber Farms, one of his other residential developments in Washington.
“These homes will be bigger because most of the lots will be bigger,” Horstkamp said. The initial panel shows pieces ranging in size from 7,900 square feet to some pieces over 30,000 square feet. Homes built in the subdivision will be slightly larger than homes built to the west of Rabbit Trail Drive, a subdivision known as The Meadows at Koch Farms, another Hoerstkamp project.
Hoerstkamp said the homes at The Meadows at Koch Farms are designed to be starter homes, or homes for working professionals looking to purchase their first home. The homes at The Creek at Koch Farms will be designed for families with children.
“These homes (in The Creek at Koch Farms) will have three to five bedrooms,” Hoerstkamp said. He said he hopes construction will begin sometime in 2023 and the homes will be completed by the end of the summer of 2023. The price of new homes will vary, but Hoerstkamp said they will likely sell for between $350,000 to $700,000, depending on the size of the home and the size of the home. Lot.
Sal Manyase, Washington’s director of economic and social development, said he likes what Hoerstkamp is proposing.
“With Rabbit Trail Drive continuing south, it was important for the city to keep as few lanes as possible and limit street parking,” Manyashi said. Instead of the multiple lanes that depart from Rabbit Trail Drive, the initial panel shows three short streets – Peyton’s Place, Ellerslie Way, and Crewe Court – all connected to Rabbit Trail Drive. The new streets are named after the descendants of Hoerstkamp.
“It is also important that Rabbit Trail Drive is now connected to Bieker Road, which is good for our public connection to the streets,” Manyashi said. “We think this will help with the flow of traffic.”
While Hoerstkamp awaits final approvals, he told The Missourian he is already planning his next residential development as it recently acquired part of the former Kleekamp Ranch.
“We hope to start construction on this project in 2024,” Horstkamp said. Details about this project have not been released.
Manyashi said he thinks it is “encouraging” to see the developers have long-term plans for continued investment in Washington. The growth also gives the city a solid foundation for the 2030 census, he said.
Combining the creek on hut farms and meadows on hut farms adds about 70 plots of land to the city, Manyasi said.
“Our stock of parts was really running low, so it’s nice to have a lot of parts available to build in Washington,” Manyashi said. According to Manyasi, 70 houses in these two subdivisions, depending on the size of the family, will increase the city’s population from 150 to 200 people.
Meanwhile, Hoerstkamp said Washington’s housing boom is being driven by the city’s efforts to convert former clogged streets into connected roads, such as what the city is doing by connecting Rabbit Trail Drive to Bieker Road or by connecting Rabbit Trail Drive across the Land Crest Drive into North Crest Drive. This connection is important, according to city leaders, especially since North Crest Drive Vernaci Drive and Vernaci Drive are home to one of the city’s largest malls with Target, Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart and soon an Aldi supermarket, which is under construction.
“While Washington establishes these connections, it really opens up a lot of land for development,” Horstkamp said. Washington needs to grow and for as long as it needs a lot to be available. Now, we’re finally getting a lot, and we’re able to build, and the city is able to grow because of that.”
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