Local homebuilder digs in on first townhome project

The bulldozer digs in at Winterfield Park last week. Photos by Jonathan Spiers.

The bulldozer digs in at Winterfield Park last week. Photos by Jonathan Spiers.

Main Street Homes’ foray into multifamily housing is taking shape in Midlothian.

The first homes for Winterfield Park are going vertical alongside Winterfield Road just north of Midlothian Turnpike. The 147-home development by Rebkee Co. is just south of the adjacent Winterfield Station and the larger Salisbury neighborhood.

The model for 25 single-family detached homes, referred to by Main Street as “carriage homes,” is constructed and open for business, and the first cluster of 122 townhomes is under construction nearby.

The recently completed model home at Winterfield Park.

The recently completed model home at Winterfield Park.

The project Main Street’s first involving multifamily housing. Owner Vernon McClure, who did townhome work before starting Main Street, created a multifamily division within the firm and brought on Brian Schwindt, previously of Cornerstone Homes, to help lead it.

“We’ve seen a lot of interest from people who want to move out of Salisbury and other neighborhoods nearby,” said Schwindt, who’s serving as project manager for Winterfield Park. “You talk about maintenance-free, it’s about as close as you can get.”

The carriage homes will range from 2,800 to 3,400 square feet and start in the low $400,000s. The three-story townhomes range from 2,000 to 2,200 square feet and start around $278,000.

Main Street is working with Northern Virginia-based architecture firm Penney Design Group on the townhomes. The carriage homes are being designed by locally based McAllister + Foltz.

Schwindt said the homes went on the market two weeks ago and have already secured their first townhome sale. The community will also feature a clubhouse and pool – additions to the project since it was presented last year.

Winterfield Park is holding an open house this weekend, with incentives of up to $15,000 in upgrades and options for interested homebuyers. A recent preview event drew 150 people, said Ginny Fink, marketing manager for Main Street.

Across the railroad tracks toward Midlothian Turnpike, another project, Winterfield Crossing, is working its way through Chesterfield County’s review process. The 58-acre mixed-use project from Blackwood Development is proposed for 250 age-restricted apartments and 100,000 square feet of commercial space. County supervisors recently deferred the case for two months.

Also nearby, Guy Blundon is developing an 8-acre apartment complex that was approved in 2009 for 246 units.

Winterfield Park's townhomes take shape.

Winterfield Park’s townhomes take shape.

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