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New Tembo "smart homes" coming to Eaton Rapids

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New Tembo 'smart homes' coming to Eaton Rapids
New Tembo "smart homes" coming to Eaton Rapids
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FROM A MESS OF ABANDONEDTRAILERS... TO AN AREA FULL OFSMART HOMES.A PLOT OF LAND IN EATONRAPIDS... IS GETTING A HUGEMAKEOVER.CHRISTIANA FORD HAS MORE ON MOREON WHAT THEY PLAN TO BUILD."RIGHT NOW I'M STANDING IN WHATLOOKS LIKE AN EMPTY LOT BUT WILLSOON BE A SMALL COMMUNITY.

IT'SCALLED A POCKET VILLAGE.

TWELVEHOMES SPACED ABOUT TWENTY FEETAPART.

IT'S A PART OF TRENDTHAT'SPOPPING UP ALL ACROSS THESTATE."IT MAY BE HARD TO IMAGINE BUTNOT TOO LONG AGOEATON RAPIDS CITY MANAGER AARONDESENTZ SAYS THIS EMPTY LOT WASFULL OF DILAPIDATEDTRAILERS."WAS LESS THAN DESIRABLE TO THECOMMUNITY.

THERE WERESIGNIFICANT ISSUES FOR THOSEHOMES STRUCTURALLY AND THEENVIRONMENTS AROUND THEM"THE SITE OF HICKORY HAVEN MOBILEHOME PARK WENTINTO FORECLOSURE.

NOW- YEARSLATER OKEMOS BASED REAL ESTATECOMPANY T-A FORSBERGINCORPORATED TOOK OVER."ANOTHER HOUSE PLACED SNUG RIGHTUP IN HERE AND THEN A THIRDHOUSEPLACED BACK IN THE CORNERLITERALLY SITTING ON TOP OFWHERE THAT TREE WILL BE AND THENTHE FOURTH HOUSE AND FIFTH HOUSEWILL CONTINUEAROUND TO THE RIGHT."TOGETHER TWELVE HOUSES WILL LANDIN THIS ONE ACREPLOT OF LAND- ALL SIXTY TOELEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE FEET SMARTHOMES.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERBRINDLEY BYRD SAYS THEY'LL BEENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ANDPACKED WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY."IT'S THE RIGHT KIND OF HOUSINGRIGHT NOW.

SMALL FOOTPRINTHOUSING IS ANECESSITY RIGHT NOW."ONE TO THREE BEDROOM HOMESCOSTING ANYWHEREFROM ONE-HUNDRED THIRTY FIVETHOUSAND TO ONE HUNDRED FIFTYFIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.IN THE QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD OFHAVENSTREET IN EATON RAPIDS.

BECKYMCSPAREN SAYS IT'S SOMETHING THECOMMUNITY IS READY FOR" I THINK NEW IS GOOD.

I REALLYDO AND IT'S A LOT BETTER THANWHAT WASTHERE BEFORE."THE CITY APPROVED THE SITE FORCONSTRUCTION ISLESS THAN FIFTY DAYS.

DESENTZSAYS THAT'S LIKELY BECAUSETHERE'S A SIGNIFICANT NEED INTHEAREA FOR HOMES BETWEEN THE150-210 DOLLAR RANGE."PEOPLE ARE VERY HAPPY TO SEETHE SITE CLEANED UP.

NOW THEY'REVERY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THE SITEWILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE THATWILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OFFAMILIES MOVING INTO THE AREA.

ALOT OFPOSITIVITY."SU"PEOPLE LOOKING TO OWN ONE OFTHESE HOMES CAN PUT THEMSELVESON THE WAITLIST STARTING LATERTHIS MONTH.

CONSTRUCTION IS SETTO BEGIN IN SEPTEMEBER.

IT'SSCEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BYTHE END OF 2020.

IN EATONRAPIDS, CHRISTIANA FORD, NEWSTEN."THE REAL-ESTATE COMPANY "T-AFORSBERG INCORPORATED"ALREADY HAS ONE OF THESEHOMES... BUILT IN LANSING'S REOTOWN.THEY SAY... THEY'RE KEEPINGTRACK OF THEIR ECONOMIC IMPACTIN THE EATONRAPIDS AREA -- AND WILL GIVE AREPORT ONCE THE PROJECT IS





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