Activity picking up at Jerome Village
When completed, Jerome Village will host 2,200 homes, commercial development and two schools.
Homes are popping up in the first phase of the development northwest of Dublin that has been chosen as the site for the 2013 BIA Parade of Homes.
"The project as a whole has seen real activity and real growth," said Tina Guegold, vice president of marketing for developer Nationwide Reality Investors.
Glacier Park, which lies on the north side of Brock Road, is the first phase of the development. When finished, it will have 130 single-family homes.
In the first phase, about 50 homes have been started so far and the neighborhood will host the BIA Parade of Homes June 15-30.
"Jerome Village is an outstanding location for the 2013 parade," Charles Ruma, BIA president and 2013 Parade of Homes site selection chairman, said in a news release. "Because Jerome Village speaks to lifestyle, which is a key deciding factor when families are searching for a new home, we're excited to show parade visitors this new approach to master-planned community development."
Land on the site has been set aside for an elementary school and middle school, as well as commercial development. Greenspace and parkland will take up 559 acres of Jerome Village and a community center with a pool is planned, Guegold said.
Sidewalks and bike paths are planned throughout the community as well, Guegold said.
"You will see bike paths and a walking trail completed in the southern portion of the site," she said. "There are a number of ponds that are existing in the project now."
The development will see a mix of home styles and for the BIA Parade of Homes, 11 builders will be featured. They include 3 Pillar Homes, Compass Homes, Manor Homes, Rockford Homes, Truberry Custom Homes and Romanelli & Hughes.
The number of homes completed in Glacier Park by the time the BIA Parade of Homes rolls around is uncertain, but Guegold said some homes are already occupied.
"There are a number of homes completed," she said. "People are living in Jerome Village."
The next phase of Jerome Village is also seeing work as infrastructure is installed, Guegold said.
Interest so far in Jerome Village has been high, Guegold said, but the BIA Parade of Homes is expected to improve it further.
"There has been considerable interest in Jerome Village from the beginning. There's a lot of energy in the Dublin market," she said. "The Parade of Homes will showcase what we're doing in Jerome Village and will really bring people out in a way that no other event in central Ohio could. It's a great way for us to showcase our product and neighborhood."
For more information on Jerome Village, look online at jeromevillage.com. For more on the 2013 BIA Parade of Homes, visit BIAparade.com.