Groves’ Heritage Point Addition opens

Published 6:14 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GROVES — Local Realtors and some city leaders toured the first completed home in the new Heritage Point Addition in Groves on Wednesday.
The spacious three bedroom, two bath home, located at 2732 Terrace Ave., is near Cleveland Avenue and 25th Street not far from Texas 73 and is one of 22 lots in the subdivision.
A spec home at 2732 Terrace Ave., Groves in the new Heritage Point Addition.

Jon and Rachel Carona with Advantage Real Estate opened the doors of the recently completed home greeting guests and leading tours of the home.
Blake Crippen with Re/Max First said the home has an excellent layout, good location and has easy access, adding the new addition is good for the city of Groves.
Linda Park with Re/Max First echoed the sentiment.
“It’s priced good and is a great starter home,” Park said. “I love the floors. They did a very good job.”
The open concept home features hard surface floors, granite countertops with tile backsplash, can be customized and other plans are available, Jon Carona said.
The spec home is more than just a new home in a new subdivision in the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District.
“This is a great thing for the city. When completed, it will add 22 homes to the tax roll at an average price of $180,000 to $200,000 which are also located in PN-GISD,” Carona said. The homes range from 1,800 square feet to 2,400 square feet.

The master bedroom of a spec home at 2732 Terrace Ave., Groves.

The master bath of a spec home at 2732 Terrace Ave., Groves.

The master bath of a spec home at 2732 Terrace Ave., Groves.

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A look inside a front bedroom of a spec home at 2732 Terrace Ave., Groves.

Groves City Manager D. Sosa said the developer was originally going to create a Class B subdivision with asphalt streets, ditches and overhead electrical services but the city reinstated a payback agreement to pay the developer to place a Class A subdivision at the site.
“He upgraded to a Class A subdivision with concrete streets, underground wiring and drainage,” Sosa said. “This (type of subdivision) is as nice as it gets, the best of the best.”
At least three of the lots are already spoken for, which is a good sign for the development.
“We feel like this is a good area, easy access on and off the highway and close to well established neighborhoods. I see a lot of positive things here.”

A home under construction in the new Heritage Point Addition in Groves.

A home under construction in the new Heritage Point Addition in Groves.

The city has seen an up tick of new homes from both in-fill and new subdivisions in the past decade.
The city has worked to remove about 200 dangerous and dilapidated structures and in doing so offers incentives for persons to construct new single family homes on the property. The incentives include; forgive the lien for the new owner, waive water and sewer taps for the new owner, provide a 30 cubic yard roll off container to the new owner for use during construction and go 50-50 with the new owner on the driveway that is on city right-of-way. All of this is contingent on the new owner building a single family structure.
Sosa said between 25 to 30 homes have been built through this incentive.
A number of other new subdivisions are in the works as well including Debby Lane (off Terrell Street) where there will be 15 homes and Bryan Hebert Lane (off Joplin Avenue) where 12 homes which already have some homes completed.
Indian Springs subdivision, which will be located at what once was the “Pea Patch” and Port Groves Golf Club in the 5700 block of Monroe Boulevard, will hold about 144 lots.
Tom Cormier of Albanese Cormier Holdings who is also owner of DJM Contractors Ltd. is the developer. DJM is the developer and builder of the Sterling Ridge community in Nederland as well as the Dominion Ranch community in Mid-County and the Westwood Village and The Heights subdivisions in Lumberton.
The City and the developers are continuing to work on a few loose ends, Sosa said, adding that once this is taken care of the project will move forward.
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