ANNA — Middendorf Builders Inc., of Fort Loramie, has opened a 32-lot residential subdivision in Fort Loramie.
The first house is going up now on Timber Trail, one of two streets in the new plat. The other is named Buckeye Trail.
“We have sold four lots so far,” Mitch Middendorf, of Fort Loramie, told the Sidney Daily News recently. “Anyone can build. But we also do building, too. We have one house going up now and a couple to start next spring.”
The lots range in size from 1/2 acre to more than 1 acre and in price from $37,000 to $63,000. They are designed for single-family units.
“It has a country feel with city amenities, city water, city utilities,” Middendorf said of the area. The subdivision is within the corporation limits of Anna and in the Anna Local Schools district.
There is a tax-abatement provision, so home builders will pay no property taxes for four years. The 120-foot frontage on the lots allows for side-entrance garages.
“The village of Anna needed something like this,” Middendorf said. “People can put up $225,000 to $2 million homes. People can feel secure about what’s going to be next door. I have architectural control over every house. Protective covenants are in place to insure design, that all the homes will be harmonious.”
This is not the first such venture for Middendorf Builders. The firm developed commercial sites in Fort Loramie, Anna and Minster and a small residential area near Lake Loramie.
“This is the biggest we’ve done. We’re excited. We have gotten positive feedback. The town is growing. It will be a good place to live,” Middendorf said of Timber Trail Subdivision.
He subcontracts for builders to do the work. His firm has two employees: he and his wife, Carrie.
“We’re a design and build company. We see it through from design phase to final walk-through,” he said. The firm has completed more than 250 new houses in the last 19 years.
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