Call Garden Station your new home

It’s not often that Roseville, a desirable, centrally located community with attractive amenities like shopping destinations, restaurants, numerous parks and strong schools, has a new residential housing development. 

But right off Highway 36 and Dale Street sits Garden Station, a cluster of brand new townhomes tucked in a wooded site where a fire station once stood.

Eden Spencer, director of single-family development for Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation the developer behind Garden Station, says these modern townhomes are “Green Path Advanced Certified,” meaning they have met energy-testing standards, plus include additional green features. 

Each unit was built with energy savings in mind, and has a high-efficiency furnace and water conserving plumbing that cut down on wasted resources.

“The closer you are to zero waste, the more efficient it is,” Spencer says. “What it does for the buyers is it will save them money in the future on utility bills.”

All Garden Station homes have an open floor plan and are designed for one-level living, including main-floor laundry. Each home has a basement that can be finished if more living space is desired.

The lower level is ideal for when family members or friends come to visit. 

“They can have the entire level to themselves as their private area, with their own bedrooms and bathrooms,” says Diane Eldredge, the real estate marketer for the development. The large closets and lower level also offer ample storage space, which is something many townhomes lack. 

The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation is a nonprofit housing developer, whose mission is to assist communities with housing revitalization, as well as create and carry out demonstration projects, explains project coordinator Julia Spencer

There will be 18 units total at the Garden Station development, with 12 units still to be built. Prices start at $350,000, and the goal is to have all units completed by 2018.

“All of them can be customized,” says Spencer, noting there are various packages buyers can  choose from to help them make the place all their own. 

The development is creating a new pocket neighborhood within the city, Eldredge says, noting there’s not a lot of new construction, especially townhomes, in Roseville. 

“We’re kind of unique,” she says. 

The units will be part of a homeowners association, which will take care of outdoor maintenance tasks. “The lawn and the snow are managed for residents, which makes it easy, carefree living,” Eldredge adds.

Visit your new home -- during the Spring Parade of Homes there will be extended open house hours at Garden Station, with open houses from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through April 2.

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