(Last UPDATED 9/14/2016) This past weekend I attended the afternoon presentation of The New Home Company on McKinley Village. It was 102 degrees out and I was glad that I did not have far to walk to the Clunie Clubhouse.
Cold refreshments were waiting – and welcome.
The room was set up for a much larger crowd, but perhaps the majority of the attendees went to the morning session. My guess is that there were approximately 40 people there – not counting The New Home Company employees.
An overview of the development was provided, as well as information on possible configurations of the homes depending on the wants and needs of the purchaser. McKinley Village will have a total of 336 homes in five “neighborhoods”.
The entry to the development is at C Street, and after construction is completed a second access point will be at Sutter’s Landing.
The Magnolia Commons Neighborhood, adjacent to the freeway, is priced from the Low $400,000s to High $500,000s. Mention was made of “window upgrades” among other things to address the noise issue.
The Mulberry Courtyard neighborhood, alongside the levee and railroad tracks, is priced from the Mid $300,000s to Mid $500,000s. Adaptive measures were also mentioned to address the proximity to the levee and railroad tracks.
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The neighborhoods in the interior of the parcel are: Alder Parkside Flats – Low $500,000s to Low $700,000s; Birch Cottage Greens – Low $600,000s to High $600,000s; and, Cottonwood Park Homes – Low $700,000s to Low $900,000s.
Each neighborhood will have different move-in dates and it is anticipated that the first move-ins will be between October and December of this year. Phase One Lot Sign-ups will begin Saturday, September 17 – one week after the September 10 Model Home Grand Opening.
The private homeowner amenities include: a Clubhouse with Gym and Yoga Lawn, as well as a community room with kitchen; aquatic areas including a competitive length swimming pool, spa, and wading pool; and, outdoor entertaining areas including a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, patio’s and trellis.
The community amenities (open to the public) are:
- Five public parks (bocce ball courts, pickle ball courts, foosball table, corn toss, picnic tables and open turf areas).
- Children’s play areas with play equipment
- Passive parks with walking paths and benches
- Picnic areas and tables
- Community garden
- Public Art Walk
The community amenities, as well as the private amenities, will be maintained by the homeowners via a HOA fee – anticipated to be approximately $238.00 a month.
As I walked back home after the presentation I could not help but notice that, despite the temperature, the McKinley Park picnic area near the tennis courts was quite crowded. Several large groups were having picnics and there was at least one children’s party (with bounce house) in full swing.
It crossed my mind that the McKinley Village community facilities may help relieve some of the pressure on McKinley Park – which has to be one of the most heavily utilized parks in Sacramento.
I know that a lot of folks in the surrounding neighborhoods opposed McKinley Village – but at this point perhaps it is time to take the lemons and make lemonade.
(UPDATED September 4, 2016) The McKinley Village Open House will take place on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Driving Directions: On 30th Street turn right on C Street then turn left on McKinley Village Way. Entry to McKinley Village will be straight ahead.
(Updated September 14, 2016) Please see related post McKinley Village Open House.