New construction continues in Livingston as subdivisions grow.
Subdivision moves forward after phases 2 and 3 OK’d
By Sam Klomhaus Livingston Enterprise
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Phases two and three of the NorthTown subdivision are ready to be built on, weather permitting.
The Livingston City Commission approved the phase two and three final plats Oct. 6. The subdivision sits on the north side of Livingston between north Ninth Street and Prairie Drive.
Developer Bill Muhlenfeld said there are 37 residential lots between both phases, 26 of which have been sold. Muhlenfeld said the buyers have been a mixed group, with some from out of state.
Most of the buyers have been builders, he said, including builders from Livingston and Bozeman.
Nobody is buying lots sight-unseen, Muhlenfeld noted. The lots are city lot sizes, he said, 7,500 to 9,000 square feet.
Phase one of the development, which has 16 lots — nine of which have been built on — was completed fairly quickly, at least for the development part, Muhlenfeld said.
He said the houses that have been built so far have gone for $350,000 to $400,000.
Muhlenfeld and his business partner, Matt Foure, purchased the land 132 acres — for NorthTown in 2016 and started phase one in early 2017.
Phases two and three were initiated in the fall of 2019. The lots are ready to go but he doesn’t anticipate most of the builders to start work until spring, Muhlenfeld said,
Phases two and three involved building two new streets on the north side. The homes built in the subdivision will mostly be single family units, Muhlenfeld said, but there is some potential for more dense housing further on into developing the area, although that’s undetermined at this point.
The whole build-out of the area could take about 10 years, Muhlenfeld said, and result in 400 to 550 houses being built.
The next step for Muhlenfeld is to finish selling the lots for phases two and three, as well as make sure the infrastructure is finished. Streetlights still need to be installed.
Source: The Livingston Enterprise