Turlock could soon welcome its first new subdivision since the start of the Great Recession, near the site of a planned expansion of the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.
Florsheim Homes has filed paperwork with the City of Turlock to start construction on a new, 107 unit subdivision at the corner of Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road. The subdivision, which would be named Monte Verde, would be located just south of Home Depot, and across Countryside Drive from the upcoming Monte Vista Crossings Phase II expansion.
The pending development is another sign of a resurgent economy, said Turlock Deputy Director of Development Services Debbie Whitmore.
“We’re pretty excited to see the housing market start to come back,” said Whitmore.
The parcel has long been designated for low-density residential homes. Whitmore said the Monte Verde development will be on the high end of the city’s low-density residential scale, coming in at about six units per acre.
“They’ll be a little bit smaller (homes), but they’re still in that low-density residential range,” Whitmore said.
Florsheim Homes has constructed homes in the Central Valley for nearly 30 years. According to Florsheim’s website, the company specifically designs homes for the Valley, “priced right for the people who live here.”
In 1994, Florsheim Homes constructed the Portraits community in Turlock. The development’s compact two-story floor plan won the national Best in American Living award. Florsheim also built Turlock’s Rose Circle, Rose Cottages, and Rose Walk subdivisions in 2003.
Florsheim Homes did not return calls for further comment about the Monte Verde development.
The Turlock Planning Commission will consider approving the Monte Verde subdivision at their 6 p.m. March 6 meeting.