The city, he said, sought to identify homebuilders who can deliver single-family, owner-occupied houses that balance quality, energy efficiency, and affordability that fit into the neighborhood. There is also a preference for homebuilders who provide subcontracting opportunities for emerging and minority- or women-owned businesses or job training, he said.
Ald. Michael Tierney, 16th District, has offered resolutions to sell eight lots to Tri-State Custom Construction for $239,680, and eight lots to Gold Star Real Estate for $270,690. The resolutions will be considered by committees with the City Council making a final decision.
“We enjoy providing entry-level new construction options to the public, so we are excited for this opportunity,” Gold Star owner Amy Lewison said. “These lots will have single-family homes for owner occupancy built upon them. We will be building mostly single-story, ranch-style homes with full basements that can be finished for more living space initially or later on, as the new homeowner desires.
“Our owner-occupied new homes will add value, stability and beauty to the neighborhood,” she said. “The floor plans are formulated for today’s living needs, and we hope people will find our homes to be quality-built, livable and affordable.”
Tierney could not be reached.