On Thursday, September 9th, the Alameda Sun reported that the city of Alameda is moving forward on its plans to partner with Warmington to build an additional 40 homes at Grand Marina Village. This is great news!
Written by Dennis Evanosky
Project would relocate city’s animal shelter, corporate yard
Plans to build homes on city property along Fortmann Way may be in the works. At the Tuesday evening meeting of the Community Improvement Commission (CIC) Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant — in her role as the commission’s interim executive director — asked permission for the city to enter into an exclusive negotiation agreement (ENA) with Warmington Residential. If the city gives the go-ahead, Warmington would redevelop the property now home to the city’s corporate yard at 1616 Fortmann Way and the animal shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way.
The move — called the Grand Marina Village Project — is in tune with the city’s desire to redevelop what Gallant calls “underutilized industrial properties in the Northern Waterfront area.” In 2008, the city council adopted the “Northern Waterfront General Plan Amendment.” The amendment changed the predominantly industrial and warehouse land uses in the area to uses such as residential, commercial, office, marina and open space.
If approved, the ENA would allow Warmington to build 40 detached single-family Homes. The project includes a .43-acre waterfront park and improvements to the public walkway along the Oakland Estuary near the Fortmann Marina.
“The Grand Marina Village Project has sold eight units to date and recently pulled building permits for 10 more units,” Gallant told the commission in her report. She also said that improvements to the walkway are near completion, and the park is scheduled for construction this month.
The city has set aside $376,000 in its current budget to study new sites for the animal shelter and corporation yard. Gallant said that the city would move these facilities to more appropriate locations.
Warmington is already touting sales of single-family homes at Grand Marina Village. “Some homes offer views of Oakland and Coast Guard Island,” Warmington says on its website. “And the neighborhood is only minutes from Alameda’s Park Street downtown shopping and restaurants.”
The four-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath homes in the 2,152 to 2,373-square-foot range would be “priced from the high $600,000, Warmington says on its website.
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We are so proud of our three model homes at our newest neighborhood, Elements at Pine Valley Estates in Chino Hills. They are really stunning!
The ‘official’ grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday, August 7th. We can’t wait to show them off!
Please come by. The models and sales office will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Visit www.HomesByWarmington.com/Elements for a map and directions. Hope to see you this weekend!
Warmington debuts models and 5 homes in Phase One at Elements in Chino Hills, which is set behind private entry gates and adjacent to Western Hills Golf Course and Country Club.
This weekend (August 7-8, 2010) marks the long-awaited introduction of Elements at Pine Valley Estates by Warmington Residential California. Located behind private entry gates within the Pine Valley Estates enclave adjacent to Western Hills Golf and County Club, Elements at Pine Valley Estates is a collection of two-story detached homes that are priced from the $700,000s.
This collection of spacious, family sized homes are sized from approximately 2,800 to 3,500 square feet and include up to six bedrooms, four and one-half baths, and three-car garages. Many exciting room options are available including a expanded lower level suite, home office and “prep” kitchen for specialized cooking and entertaining in some plans, among others. Standard features include maple Euro-style cabinets throughout the homes, granite slab kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and a desirable lower level bedroom room with full bath in addition to a powder room.
Elements at Pine Valley Estates presents a rare opportunity to own a brand new home in Chino Hills, a city well known for its high quality of life, rural atmosphere and excellent schools.
“We have already received a very high level of interest in Elements at Pine Valley Estates,” said Tom Clark, sales representative for Warmington at Elements. “Going into our grand opening weekend, we have accrued an interest list of more than 200. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy couple of days as our decorated models debut and homes are offered for sale.”
Phase One pricing has just been announced: The first phase will include five homesites representing all three floorplans. Plan One will be priced from $701,900; Plan Two from $735,990; and Plan Three from $804,990. Pricing will vary per plan, phase and location within the neighborhood. Please see a sales representative for details.
Warmington’s preferred lender at Elements at Pine Valley Estates is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Representative Joel Fahres is now pre-qualifying prospective buyers. Pre-qualification is a necessary first step in the purchase process, whether or not a buyer intends to use Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to obtain financing. Mr. Fahres can be contacted by calling 909-476-8883.
The Elements neighborhood will include a total of 56 homes at build-out.
The model homes will be open for touring both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sales office and model are located at 15540 Canon Lane in Chino Hills. The phone number is 714-993-9255.
To reach Elements from the 71, exit Chino Hills Parkway and travel west. Proceed past Carbon Canyon Road and turn left on Eucalyptus. Follow Eucalyptus to Canon Lane. Turn left and enter through the gate to the Elements sales office.
From the 57 Freeway, exit at Grand Avenue and travel east. Proceed to Chino Hills Parkway and turn right. At Eucalyptus turn right and proceed to Canon Lane. Turn left on Canon Lane, proceed through the gate to the Elements sales office.
For more information, visit www.HomesByWarmington.com/Elements. Here you can view interactive floorplans, artist’s renderings of all three floorplans, a complete features list, and more. You may also view the sales procedures and may access a direct link to Joel Fahres at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
The Warmington group of companies has a long history of homebuilding and over the years has built and sold more than 300 homes in and around the Chino Hills area. This includes the community of Hillsdale Ranch, a neighborhood of family homes offering from 1,400 to 1,900 square feet; Crown Ridge, a collection of estate sized homes in a gated community sized from 3,400 to 4,400 square feet on large lots often including a four car garage and a detached casita. Both of these communities are located off of Peyton and Glen Ridge Drive. Warmington also built two collections of homes in the Chino Hills master planned community of La Band Village near Grand Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway. The homes in La Band Village offered from 2,200 to 2,900 square feet.
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