DOVER (WJER) (June 7, 2023) – A developer wants to build 30 houses on 14 acres on the city’s north side.
Sales Manager Bill Gibson with Lawver Homes says there is a huge demand for houses in and around Dover.
“We don’t anticipate any difficulties selling them. Demand is pretty high, particularly in the city with city services, utilities, etc., as we will have out there in that new development.”
The proposed development – tentatively named Crimson Cove – is off East Ohio Avenue past Aspen Woods and at the corporation limit.
Gibson says the single-family houses would be 1,600 to 1,900 square feet and up on a quarter-acre to a half-acre lots, priced around $350,000 to $450,000.
Lawver Homes is already building in Dover – a duplex and triplex facility just off Wooster Avenue and three houses on Ohio Avenue.
“We had hardly broken ground on those until I started getting phone calls, and I get two or three phone calls on those homes in a given week. We expect that trend to probably continue.”
Mayor Shane Gunnoe has proposed legislation to extend water, sewer, and road infrastructure work to the proposed development.
“Realtors and economic development professionals locally have said for some time that supply is needed to keep up with housing demand in our area. To that end, the city is excited to announce it is working with Lawver Homes to develop the first new housing subdivision in Dover in quite some years.”
Gibson says they could begin infrastructure work in the fall and break ground on the first homes late next spring if his company gets the necessary approvals.