Elk Grove, CA Here We GROW Again!!! - Part I

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Real Estate Agent

Map ImageIf you are a current Elk Grove resident you have no doubt noticed the immense amount of activity taking place in the Southeast quadrant of Elk Grove Boulevard and Bruceville Road

If you are not a current resident or perhaps are thinking of becoming one, bookmark this blog so that you may be kept abreast of the EXCITING growth that is taking place in our city!

Madeira, is Elk Grove's first AND one of Sacramento County's largest Master Planned Communities.  The first phase of this 1,900-acre project, (now in full swing of the improvement process), will feature 11 distinct neighborhoods on an expansive, beautifully landscaped 750 acres. It will represent approximately 2,800 residential units.  Each of Madeira's neighborhoods will have its own architectural style, all based on neotraditional looks that have defined America's most desirable places to live for decades.

Madeira (formerly known as Laguna Ridge during its planning process), features the following homebuilders:  Del Webb (a division of Pulte Homes), Reynen & Bardis Communities, Cambridge Homes, Centex Homes, Corinthian HomesMeritage Homes, MBK Homes, Morrison Homes, Syncon Homes, Tim Lewis Communities and Treasure Homes (more to follow).

School Street Sign

 

 

A new 76-acre middle and high school complex (Consumnes Oaks HS/MS) will be the first public amenity in the community and is planned to be built concurrently with this first phase of homes. The school is planned to open for the 2007 - 2008 school year and will have a target enrollment of 2,200 9th- through 12th-graders and 1,200 middle school children (7th and 8th grade).

 

 

   Tree and School  Tree and School  School Complex

Other amenities planned for Madeira include 234 acres of parkland, a 150-foot-wide "grand parkway" that winds through the community and connects neighborhoods, shops, offices, parks and schools via a bike/walk trail system.  One 20 acre neighborhood park will also be built in this first phase of development.

Shoppers will rejoice in a high-end Lifestyle Center, (along the lines of San Jose's Santana Row), planned to anchor the community along Elk Grove Boulevard.  This pedestrian-friendly amenity will connect to a 20-acre Civic Center that will be the heart of the community. 

Madeira has been recognized by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments as a good example of a well-planned community utilizing smart growth principles. Almost every aspect of the Madeira project has been under a microscope for the past few years. From garage door placement to infrastructure, members of the Elk Grove Planning Commission and the Elk Grove City Council have heard their share of Madeira project components.
Specifically, it contains features that define a well-balanced community: housing availability, public safety posts, schools, economic development and abundant parkland along with public and recreational venues. The Elk Grove City Council worked with the land owners to ensure the necessary community infrastructure is in place in a timely manner; namely roads, water treatment facilities and sewer and drainage systems.  The City Council and landowners are taking these measures to provide a smooth transition from construction to occupancy.  The build out of Madeira is expected to take approximately five years.

 

 

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