Eid-Co. plans 85 new homes
Moorhead's Village Green Golf Course could soon have a new addition on one of its greens -- houses. A plan for 85 lots of houses and twin homes to be built by developer Eid-Co.
Moorhead's Village Green Golf Course could soon have a new addition on one of its greens -- houses.
A plan for 85 lots of houses and twin homes to be built by developer Eid-Co. on the 18th fairway of the course was endorsed by the Moorhead Planning Commission Tuesday.
The project, which covers nearly 15 acres of land west of Village Green Drive and north of Village Green Boulevard, sits partially on land freed for development by the upcoming move of the 18th fairway west to the course's former practice range.
That's part of a quarter-million dollar remodeling project of the course's second nine holes, scheduled to finish this year.
Home construction won't hinder play -- the land won't be turned over to Eid-Co. until the new 18th fairway is built, likely by this summer -- Superintendent of Parks Riaz Aziz said.
Eid-Co. bought the fairway and several acres to its southeast from the city in October for $400,000.
The developer's president, Gerald Eid, said the target market for the project will be empty nesters. Twin homes in the development will be similar to others Eid-Co. has built in the Village Green area, which had price tags between $110,000 and $120,000, he said.
The layout recommended by the Planning Commission doesn't have specific spots for houses and others for twin homes. The two could be mixed throughout the development, although there will always be only one housing unit per lot, planner Kim DePree said.
"It gives more flexibility to the buyers that way, to pick out what they want," she said.
The development now goes to the City Council, which will consider it at its Jan. 21 meeting.
Tuesday's recommendation, which drew no public comment, included only approval of the project's layout and a conditional use permit for it.
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