LaSalle's Seven Lakes eco golf & housing development moving ahead (continued)
The development, wedged between Huron Line and Broderick Rd., features a 27-hole course.
The Championship 18 was built in 2003 featuring four different skill levels.
The original nine dates from 1970 and was redesigned and rebuilt.
The course also has defined “parkland” and “link” style areas.
“There’s nothing else in Essex County like it,” Meo says.
The residential section started in 2007.
It’s going up in three phases for 250 lots.
Phase One has 32 single family homes backing on to the course.
There are also 52 semi-detached houses, geared largely towards empty-nesters.
Three semi-detached have been built and there is one single family model home.
Eventually St. Francis Crescent will wind from Huron Line to Broderick.
Single home prices start at $134,000 for lots with average frontage 82 ft. by 140 ft. deep.
The price of a semi starts at $249,000 with the Turnberry model being the smallest at 1,561 sq. ft.
The development names each house style after a famous golf course such as Oakland Hills or Whispering Pines.
The second phase will be all single homes.
The third, the smallest, will have some singles and semis.
This is Meo’s first sub division.
But the company has built many other residential and commercial buildings in Windsor, Las Vegas and Dallas.
Its Windsor portfolio includes the Windsor Family Credit Union building on Dougall Ave and the Kautex plant.
The environmental aspect?
Meo has hooked-up with the Audobon Society to preserve natural wildlife.
As a result home owners will not have to do snow shovelling, lawn mowing or fertilizing.
“We don’t want people putting fertilizers on their lawns that are hazardous to the area,” she says.