New community planned in Jefferson County

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May 9, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) McBride and Son Homes development and construction company this week announced they have 170 acres under contract with Jefferson County.  They have the plan of developing the land into a 549-lot community called Windswept Farms.  This new neighborhood, to be situated at the intersection of Highway 109 and Highway W just south of Eureka, would include new homes by McBride & Son Homes, Fischer & Frichtel and Consort Homes, with McBride managing the development of the land during the project.  Also planned to include several common ground areas, a community barn, and community garden to be shared by residents, the development company is eager to start the build out process.

When approached about pricing, the company stated pricing for the homes is not yet available, though McBride officials stated pricing is likely to be similar to the companys’ Arbors of Rockwood community.  Arbors contains villas, single-family homes, and luxury homes that fall in the $200,000 to $460,000 price range.

Today, McBride is St. Louis’ largest homebuilding construction company.  Led by CEO John Eilermann Jr., the company reported a whopping $206.84 million in revenue last year.  Eilermann went onto state that he predicts the company to close on nearly 900 homes this year, leading to revenue of more than $250 million.  That would be an increase of 20% over their revenue statistics from this time last year.

To move forward with the plans, McBride officials will attend and present their plans for Windswept Farms to Jefferson County’s Planning and Zoning Commission this Thursday.  The company is hoping for plan approval as well as a zoning change from large-lot residential to residential single-family homes. More information to follow after the meeting wraps up in one-week’s time.

John Howald currently owns the land for the project.  He has given his approval for moving forward with the construction development.

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