New subdivision provides growth from within
Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
NEDERLAND — AGDM Properties LLC was able to help solve one of Nederland’s biggest questions about expansion in a landlocked city. The company bought property at 1920 N. 27th, which currently has a home that sits on over five acres of land.
The company is aiming to put 21 homes on the property inside a gated community known as Nederland Pointe Subdivision. The property stretches back to the canal behind Nederland High School
“That’s a good development for that part of town,” City Manager Chris Duque said. “Recognizing the landlocked situation we are in, the focus has always been on developing some of these older neighborhoods and areas that are underdeveloped. That’s why we’ve done the neighborhood empowerment zones. We’re happy to see this.”
Duque said the new subdivision is not in a neighborhood empowerment zone. However, the land falls just inside of the city limits, with next the house over being the first house on the county side.
Nederland Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Kay DeCuir said the city needs more single-family housing.
“If you drive around town, you can see old housing going down and new ones going up,” she said. “Yes, we’re landlocked, but there are parcels of land are out there. It’s exciting to see when someone purchases some property like this and knows what the needs are in the community. That is new. It’s an expansion. It’s one house turned into 21 houses.”
David Hinson and Dr. Michael McMahon of AGDM Properties LLC did not return calls for comment about the prices of homes in the subdivision or a timeline for the subdivision’s completion.
During a city council meeting earlier this week, Duque said the developers would demolish the home currently on the property.
Given the location of the subdivision and the size of the homes projected to be built (2,000 to 2,500 square feet), rough estimates put the starting price of the homes at $250,000 and up.
The homes will likely be two stories for the 50- by 110-foot lots.
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