The developer of the Meadowbrook project has chosen four builders for the 53 single-family homes included in the sweeping plan that’s transforming the 136-acre former golf course in Prairie Village.
Ambassador Homes, Holthaus Building, Lambie Custom Homes and Rick Standard Homes have been selected by VanTrust Real Estate, the developer of the project, to build the custom-designed homes in what’s being called Meadowbrook Park.
“These are experts in the Kansas City housing market that possess a deep understanding of current housing trends and what buyers are looking for in a new home,” said Rich Muller of VanTrust.
The 53 homes will be located in a maintenance-provided and gated community. The residential component of the Meadowbrook project also includes 70 townhouses and a 282-unit luxury apartment development. The apartments are scheduled to be completed in May 2018.
The single-family homes will be built of brick, stone, stucco or wood-shingle exteriors. They’ll be located in a parklike setting designed to promote a sense of community.
“It’s a beautiful piece of ground with a lot of amenities including the park and the ponds,” said Keith Eymann of Ambassador Homes. “It’s a unique land plan that’s not seen much in Kansas City but used in Florida and back East.”
About two-thirds of the former golf course property northeast of 95th Street and Nall Avenue will be a county park that’s expected to be completed by November 2017.
In addition to the homes, townhouses and apartments, the Meadowbrook development will include a 50-room boutique hotel, 5,000 square-foot restaurant and a senior housing development with 330 units.
Muller said the announcement of the builders marks a significant step forward.
“Their joining the project team is a terrific endorsement of an innovative development plan that was designed to provide a lifestyle unlike any other in Kansas City,” he said.
Work on the homes is expected to begin late this year, said Jay Holthaus of Holthaus Building.
“I think it will be an interesting new concept for Kansas City,” he said. “The architecture is the more traditional Ward Parkway looking style.”
Residents of the single-family homes will have maintenance provided including lawn care, shrub and tree care, trash and recycling and snow removal. Meadowbrook Park will include common areas, small parks and a swimming pool.
Holthaus said the development will be attractive to individuals seeking a “lock and leave” lifestyle.
The 53 lots are divided into 20 “cottage” lots with rear entry garages; 13 “village” lots with front entry garages, and 20 “manor” lots with rear entry garages.
“We are very pleased with the progress being made on the site so far and look forward to seeing the signs of vertical construction in the very near future,” Muller said.
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