In collaboration with the City of Beaumont and land development partners, Anthem United is pioneering zero lot line construction in the small municipality south of Edmonton.
After making zero lots available in communities like Walker Summit, McConachie Heights, Trumpeter by Big Lake and Glenridding Ravine, Anthem United has added Beaumont to the mix with zero lot show homes opening Sept. 14 in Dansereau Meadows.
Zero lots mean that one side of the home lies right on the property line. Lots are typically 25 feet wide and have just one side yard, resulting in cheaper land costs for new home buyers.
Dylan Hunchak, vice-president of land development for Anthem, says Beaumont city council understood the need to respond to the marketplace by examining and revising some zoning.
“New and innovative zoning allows for flexibility and variety in home types to meet the needs of consumers today and in the future. We facilitated and sped up the process, we can’t take credit for it,” he says.
Anthem United marketing manager Megan Starke says it comes down to affordability.
“With a zero lot, you’re not paying for a side yard of your home that you don’t use,” she says.
The new show home line up introduces another first for Dansereau Meadows — laned homes from Calibre Master Builders and Park Royal Homes with prices starting in the $320,000s. Park Royal has a new zero lot front-garage model priced from the $390,000s.
Park Royal’s president and CEO, Miles Kohan, says building on a zero-lot line can reduce a price by roughly $15,000.
“Saving on the lot really gives that price affordability you don’t normally see,” he says.
Because the lots and homes are a little narrower, Kohan says builders keep the floor plans as open as they can with room sizes one might see in a larger home.
“We’re still able to build homes that are 1,900 square feet to 2,400 square feet,” he says.
The show homes are in Stage 7 of Dansereau Meadows in the northwest corner of the neighbourhood, down the street from Dansereau Meadows School. Anthem has been developing in Beaumont, which was granted city status in January, for more than 15 years. Hunchak says it’s a city with rich history and strong, community spirit.
“It’s 10 minutes to Edmonton or to the airport and offers the best of both worlds. It’s vibrant and alive yet tranquil and secure at night. There are farm fields surrounding the town. It’s scenic and peaceful out here. A great place to put down roots,” he says.
The zero-lot show home parade grand opening is Sept. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at 65th Street and 62nd Avenue in Beaumont with refreshments and tours of the three homes.
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