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Housing development in the works in Toronto

NEW DEVELOPMENT — Realtors James Lash, left, and Dale Featheringham of Cedar One Realty stand outside a two-story four bedroom home built at The Woodlands on Mount Nebo, a housing development under way at Toronto’s south end by Calabrese Property Management. (Photo by Warren Scott)

TORONTO — Local Realtors are promoting the availability of up to 25 lots in The Woodlands at Mount Nebo, a housing development under way just off Nebo Drive and near the state Route 7-Franklin Street interchange.

Realtors James Lash and Dale Featheringham of Cedar One Realty were on hand Friday to show other area Realtors the first house built on the 13 acre site. The public is invited to tour it between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Lash noted the two-story four bedroom home was built by Wayne Homes, which is preparing to begin construction soon of a ranch-style home nearby.

Lash said the developer, Calabrese Property Management of Toronto, “bought these lots to get the ball rolling.”

He said the lots range in size from .19 acres with 75 feet of frontage to .29 acres with 95 feet of frontage and buyers may select the builder for their future home.

The lots range in price from $32,750 to $42,000.

Lash said the first two lots were purchased by Calabrese Property Management, the developer, “to get the ball rolling.”

He said the open houses allow visitors to see up close the spacious home, which often appears smaller to many passing by on Route 7 below. He noted it includes two bathrooms, with plumbing extended for a third in the basement; an attached garage and walk-in closets in most rooms.

City officials hope the development will bring many new residents to Toronto.

The city secured a $1.6 million loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority to extend water and sewer lines to the area.

Work on the development began last year, when private crews cleared many trees from the site, and they have since created a half-mile extension from Nebo Drive.

(Scott can be contacted at wscott@heraldstaronline.com.)

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