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acquired the land from another developer who won approvals to
build on the site 10 years earlier.
"Having been approved that long ago, this project presented certain challenges, namely the changing needs of the current homebuyer," Samascott says. More baby boomers, Samascott explains,
are entering the homebuying market with a desire for one-story
and first-floor master suite plans.
These not only make the homes more accessible to seniors, but
meet the needs of those who are looking to downsize. "We had
to completely redesign the original concept of the previously approved subdivision," he says.
But the appeal of the suites and one-story floor plans goes beyond
buyers aged 50 and older. "Our floor plans are versatile and have
drawn young professionals as well as young families," Samascott says.
The project is in its first of three phases and will be finished by
2022. "Our three model homes opened in September 2016, just in
time for the annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes tour," he adds.
Malta Development is the only builder of its kind in its region that builds to both
the Energy Star and National Green Building standards.
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