A 51-unit housing project by Midland Pacific Homes, under construction since July, is taking shape off Highway 46 East near the River Oaks community in Paso Robles.
The Cove single-family houses will have Mediterranean-style architecture: red-tiled roofs, mocha-colored exteriors and customizable interiors. A community park is slated to be built in the project’s second phase, featuring two playgrounds and a bocce ball court.
In the mid-2000s, River Oaks developer Dick Willhoit sold a four-acre site in his River Oaks area to Midland Pacific, an Atascadero-based company, for an undisclosed sum, said Jim Moresco, Midland’s vice president of sales and marketing. Construction on The Cove was then delayed during the recession. Now, the two-phase project is slated for completion in early 2016.
A total of 25 homes make up the first phase, featuring single-family houses in four different floor plans ranging from 1,009 to 1,708 square feet apiece for three- and four-bedroom options.
As of late January, crews were finishing up the interiors on some of the homes and framing others. Site work is currently taking place on the second phase, with grading and the installation of sewer, electrical and plumbing systems underway.
The neighborhood is marketed in the $290,000 to $350,000 price range. So far, 16 houses have been made available to buyers, with 13 in escrow, Moresco said.
Owner: Midland Pacific Homes, Atascadero
Contractor(s): Midland Pacific Building Corp., Atascadero
Architect: Steven D. Pults, Architects, San Luis Obispo
Engineer(s): Cannon Corp. Engineering Consultants, San Luis Obispo
Project cost: Not disclosed
Expected completion date: Early 2016