CORNING - Work on a "spec" house at the former Northside Blodgett School site is currently underway and expected to be completed late this summer.
The site, which will be called Northside Place, will house 25 single-family, new model homes, according to Riedman Development President David Riedman.
Northside Place will be a custom home community with one-story and two-story plans and classic design features, ranging in size from 1,300-square-feet to 1,700-square-feet, Riedman said. The new homes will feature a two-car garage, full basement, and numerous custom amenities for buyers to select.
The "spec," or model, home is being constructed to illustrate what other residences within Northside Place will look like.
"This community is being designed to fit seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood," Riedman said. "It will offer the latest innovations in single-family home design and construction."
City Manager Mark Ryckman said it’s good to see the work on the model home at the former Northside Blodgett site moving forward.
"Having additional single-family homes will be a good fit for the neighborhood," Ryckman said.
During the construction of the model home, those interested are encouraged to visit RiedmanHomes.com for a site map, floor plans and to tour the online design studio for design options.
Lot reservations and purchase agreements were available as of June 1, according to Riedman Development officials. The model home is expected to open in late August or early September.
Riedman officials have said the cost of the homes is to be determined, but it will probably start at $250,000.
An application was adopted in late 2019 by the New York State Attorney General to have the site converted to a condominium property structure.
Condominiumization is a method of dividing a parcel, allowing independent ownership of each lot -- it does not change the zoning or permitted uses of a parcel or lot, according to officials.