The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio has chosen Berkshire Township’s Cheshire Woods as the venue for the 2017 Parade of Homes.
Berkshire Township Trustee Rodney Myers said, the township was excited to learn it will be the host for a second time. “The announcement just came up in the last week,” he said.
Cheshire Woods is located between I-71 and Rome Corners Road, south of Cheshire Road.
Jim Hilz, BIA executive director, said, Cheshire Woods was one of three venues that was considered for this year’s event.
“It’s about where the builders feel the most attractive area is,” he said. “It looked like a pretty good area because it’s a new section being added to an existing community.”
The homes will range $500,000 – $700,000 in price and a club house with a pool and health facilities being added.
Hilz said he couldn’t offer any details as to how many homes will be built for the event or how many builders will be involved yet because it was all still relatively new.
“We just finished this up last week,” Hilz said. “I’ll have a better idea next week.”
In 2016 the association built 16 houses on the 113.5-acre site of Verona just off of State Route 750 near the Columbus Zoo in Powell.
Hilz told The Gazette last year that the larger number of homes built for the Verona development in 2016 was due to the improved economy and the parade’s location. “It’s a very visible sight,” he said. “That’s what attracted the builders.”
The development featured homes that can be seen from Powell Road. Average price of the homes were between $800,000 and $1.3 million.
D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.