New Subdivision features homes manufactured by BonnaVilla

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New Subdivision features homes manufactured by BonnaVilla

Dirt work will begin soon on a $1.6 million project expected to address Aurora’s (Nebraska) housing shortage by adding 10 entry-level homes to the market as soon as late summer of 2017.  Already platted and staked out on Matson Street, the Streeter 2nd Subdivision is being touted as a much-needed housing development.

Buy-in on a community-based approach to address a pressing need is what helped Aurora’s newest housing sub­division come together, local leaders agree. Several entities played a role in either planning the new Streeter 2nd Subdivi­sion, providing the necessary land, or sharpening the pencil to make the offering price for 10 new entry-level homes as low as possible. 

Aurora Development Corporation is serving as the developer for this project.  One of the partners in this project is BonnaVilla, a division of Chief Industries, Inc.

Wade Regier, ADC President said this of BonnaVilla, “We are confident in their product and their ability to produce these homes.  Through­out this process ADC has been very pleased with what Bon­naVilla has been able to offer. I think they pro­vided some real nice upgrades, some things we wouldn’t have been able to af­ford without our partnership with BonnaVilla Homes.”

Mike Morrow, BonnaVilla sales manager, said having a clear commitment from his company and ADC to get the project done helped the process move forward. “I think what’s unique about this project is that both sides, the community development group and our company, had to sit down and really be honest with each other about where we needed to be and what we needed to do to make the project work,” Morrow noted.

DJ Eihusen, Chief Industries president and CEO, said the project offered an opportunity to be part of a volunteer-based project while addressing a critical issue facing all rural communities. “One of the major issues facing the state of Nebraska involves available housing,” Eihusen noted. “This develop­ment provides an excellent solution to the problem at hand. Because of that, we feel it is pretty special to play a part in this development.”

Eihusen said he is hopeful that the Aurora project could provide a model for other communities to follow.  “Should that occur, additional opportunities would exist for BonnaVilla, which in turn means promising things for Aurora,” he added. “We have proudly been a part of this community since 1970, so to be associated with this local project means a lot to all of us here at Chief.”

Housing Specs:

The 10-lot Streeter 2nd Subdivision will feature five three-bedroom homes and five two-bedroom homes, each with two-car garages and unfinished basements. Crews are expected to begin digging basements and pouring concrete for the foundations in early June, weather permitting. Meanwhile, Bon­naVilla expects to begin manufacturing the entry-level homes by mid-June, with plans to “go vertical” on Matson Street in early to mid- July. The three-bedroom layouts measure 1,305 sq. ft in a ranch style design. The two-bedroom layout measures 1,127 sq. ft, also in a ranch style layout. Prices for each of the homes are expected to range between $150,000-$170,000.

 For the full articles as they appeared in the Aurora News Register, please see the attached PDF.