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Energy-efficient neighborhood being built in Grover Beach

Andrew Gonzales plants landscaping at Green Park in Grover Beach. The homes under construction near the corner of Farroll Road and South 16th Street has energy-efficient features like electric car-charging stations, solar power and in-floor radiant heat.
Andrew Gonzales plants landscaping at Green Park in Grover Beach. The homes under construction near the corner of Farroll Road and South 16th Street has energy-efficient features like electric car-charging stations, solar power and in-floor radiant heat. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Green Park, a new neighborhood built to be energy efficient, is emerging in the South County. Construction of the residential development, at Farroll Road and South 16th Street, began in December.

The one-story California farmhouse, Cape Cod and Craftsman-style homes have standard features such as 3.12kW solar systems, in-floor radiant floor heating systems, electric car charging station circuits in the garage, and natural gas powered on-demand water heaters. Fifteen of the 48 homes are in escrow.

Project name: Green Park

Owner/contractor: Owner, Green Park LLC-Santa Barbara; contractor, Bischoff Homes Inc., Grover Beach

Architect: Cody McLaughlin, Shell Beach

Engineers: Dyer Engineering & Land Surveying (civil), Grover Beach; Allshouse Engineering Inc. (structural), San Luis Obispo

Project cost: $22 million

What's happening now: The first seven homes are under construction, with construction ongoing for the next two years. About six to eight homes are expected to be under construction at any one time.

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