River Hills Revitalized?
Sable Homes cuts the ribbon on a new project
Despite a persistent gale force breeze whipping down the cul-de-sac and sending wind chill temps plunging a large crowd turned out Tuesday for the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony marking the beginning of an ambitious project.
With housing needs throughout the community on the increase Sable Homes kicked off their revitalization efforts in the River Hills neighborhood located on the outskirts of the city of Newaygo by announcing that each home sold in the subdivision between now and June would be accompanied by a $250 donation to both The Newaygo County Promise Zone and TrueNorth Community Services. Sable Homes will also pay $2,000 toward the closing cost for each home purchased.
“Completing the River Hills neighborhood in Newaygo will bring a sense of community to the families who reside there and offer reasonably-priced new homes for others.” Sable Homes President John Bitely said. “We believe it is important to help local communities prosper and nurture environments where residents want to live, work and raise their families.”
The advent of the Promise Zone initiative providing post secondary education to Newaygo County graduates has had an influence on making the county a more desirable place to raise kids.
TrueNorth, based in Fremont, assists families and individuals in need with a variety of programs and services throughout Michigan, including health and nutrition programs, housing assistance, children’s services and youth programs.
“We are extremely thankful for the generous donation from Sable Homes,” said Mark Kraus, TrueNorth Development Director. “The donated funds from Sable Homes’ River Hills neighborhood will help us promote resilience, create opportunity and build community throughout our service area.”
“Sable Homes’ donation provides a great opportunity for the children in our community who are eager to continue their education beyond high school,” said Mark Guzniczak of the Promise Zone Authority Board. “We greatly appreciate their community support, which will have a direct impact on the many children who might otherwise not have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.”
““We firmly believe in the importance of giving back to the community and are proud to support TrueNorth and The Promise Zone and the services they provide area residents,” Bitely added.
Sable Homes purchased the 40-acre River Hills residential property in Newaygo County earlier this year Four homes in River Hills were constructed during the development’s first phase more than 15 years ago. Sable Homes plans to construct homes on the remaining 27 lots in phase one of River Hills and has plans to complete the proposed 19 homes in the second phase.
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