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Builder to construct new homes across from the Metrolink Station

Posted: November 2, 2012 3:07 p.m.
Updated: November 2, 2012 3:07 p.m.


Newhall Land Deveopment Inc. has sold 31 acres of land in its Valencia master-plan area near the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station to an Orange County homebuilder, officials announced Friday.

The New Home Company from Aliso Viejo announced its plans to build 315 single-family homes and live-work lofts on the land.

The property is located on the north side of Soledad Canyon Road at the intersection of Gladding Way, just across from the biggest of three Santa Clarita Valley Metrolink stations.

Officials with the Orange County homebuilder said the new development near the Santa Clara River will be called Villa Metro and will be a collection of homes styled after Mediterranean and Santa Barbara designs.

"They have a fabulous reputation," said Marlee Lauffer, senior vice president with Newhall Land. "They’re very innovative."

The New Home Company said it plans to create a "small-town vibe." Villa Metro will offer live-work lofts and "walk-ups" for doing business at home.

Special amenities are part of the Villa Metro plan, and future residents will have access to the nearby Metrolink station and Santa Clarita’s network of walking and biking trails, said Tom Redwitz, president of The New Home Company.

"We are very proud to have completed this transaction with our friends at Newhall Land," Redwitz said. "Villa Metro will provide the community with a fresh approach highlighted by our focus on architecture and our innovative community plan, incorporating small single-family detached homes with a live-work promenade."

Construction is expected to begin soon, and sales of the new homes at Villa Metro are expected in summer 2013.

"Villa Metro is very near the Metrolink," Lauffer said. "It’s a very walk-able community."

The New Home Company was founded three years ago by residential development leaders Larry Webb, Wayne Stelmar, Tom Redwitz and Joe Davis. The homebuilder’s focus is on building homes throughout California.

Larry Webb was the former head of John Laing Homes, Lauffer said.



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