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As published in Toledo Business Journal - November 1, 2018

Stoney Creek development in Monclova Township

Stoney Creek development in Monclova Township

Development puts $15M in infrastructure

Stoney Creek subdivision to include 273 new homes on 115-acre site

Stoney Creek Partners LLC is developing an active lifestyle housing development called Stoney Creek, which has plans to eventually include 273 villas on a 115-acre site along Albon Road, Salisbury Road, and US 20-A in Monclova Township.

Sylvania-based Gulfstream Development Ltd. is the exclusive builder and marketing agent for the project, and construction on “plot one” of the current site is underway, including the water, sewer, paving, and drainage portion, as well as the streets and entry features, with completion expected this fall. Once complete, construction of the villas will commence.

According to Duane Ankney of Gulfstream, “plot one” of the development is expected to have 39 villas with three different villa types – classic, premium, and estate – which all feature different floor plans, garages, and square footages of the lot and building itself ranging from 1,500 square feet to 2,200 square feet. The premium plan, according to Gulfstream, will feature stylish floor plans situated on wider home sites to accommodate three-car garages. The estate collection will feature villas on even larger home sites incorporating side load garages, luxurious elevations, and designer interior finishes.

“We have been taking lot reservations now for a few months and I think we already have around 14 reservations at this point in time out of 39 lots,” said Ankney.

According to Ankney, the project is similar to two other projects Gulfstream has done, insofar that the project is designed around water and will include a range of amenities. This includes common areas such as an eight-acre lake / preserve with the capacity to accommodate docks and pontoon boats, a heated outdoor pool, a clubhouse, pickle ball courts, and a walking path that flows through the community. He noted that some villas will actually back up to the preserve as well once it’s fully developed.

“With these villas and really the whole development, we mow the lawn, we shovel your snow, we fertilize your lawn, we take care of all the common areas, and really just make it convenient for the residents. This community has a lot of cool things going on with it and we think the people who end up here are going to love it,” said Ankney.

Aerial view of the Stoney Creek development

Aerial view of the Stoney Creek development

Gulfstream is also an ENERGY STAR builder, so the homes are expected to save the most energy for its customers. The average ENERGY STAR home saves $300 a year in bills and is 30% more efficient compared to a home built to standard residential code, noted Gulfstream.

The total development, according to Ankney, will fall into the category of an active-living community.

“It falls under the federal housing category of an active-living community, where 80% of the homes in the community have to have one occupant 55 years of age and older, so it is a senior lifestyle community, which is the fastest growing market in this country today,” said Ankney. “So that is the driver behind building the villas, in which most people that will be coming into the community are coming from a home where they probably lived quite a while, they raised their children and the kids have now been through college, they’ve been through maybe weddings or maybe they are now empty-nesters, and they want to get into a newer product with predominantly one story. We have everything on one level, including the master suite, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen – everything is on one level so you don’t have to have stairs. If you want a basement you can have a basement. If you want an upstairs loft for the grandkids you can have that. But the main purpose is for people to reset their program for an active lifestyle environment.”

There was some concern that the new housing could increase the student population at Anthony Wayne Local Schools, where this property falls into, but Ankney doesn’t see that as much of a problem.

“This falls into the Anthony Wayne school district, but I will tell you we really don’t have children as part of our community because we are a 55 and over community. Now, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be children here – there’s some grandchildren that live with their grandparents or things like that – but on balance the school district is pretty much a minimal play for us,” said Ankney.