2008-05-10 / News

Cumberland Meadows is blossoming in Hebron

By Charles Prince

HEBRON - It's been nearly fiveyears since Thornville builder Bill Simpson saw the for sale ad for 31 acres in Hebron. His interest grew when he saw the tract that's across from Hebron's Evans Park and next to the Hebron Municipal Complex/library.

"I knew it was a winner when I saw it," Simpson said. It took Simpson and his partner, Jerry Bush of Dayton, nearly four years to put their ideas into construction plans and get the blessing of Hebron officials. "It's Hebron's premier site and they wanted to make sure it's done right. We understand that," Simpson explained. "We got their final approval last summer and broke ground in July."

"We wanted to create housing for people like ourselves - older adults," Simpson explained. That means no steps or basements and one floor plan designs. It's been designed to accommodate lifestyle changes, but it is not an age-restricted community.

The ranch-style condos can have 2 - 4 bedrooms with two full baths. Each will have private patios. Some homes will have a second floor bonus room option. A four seasons room is also an option. Garages are 24 x 24 with wide doors.

Baths are ADA compatible and full ADA designs are an option. Doorways are built to accommodate wheelchairs.

"These are custom built homes so you have all kinds of options," Simpson said. "Everything from granite counter tops to ceramic roll-in showers."

Prices start at $159,500 for a 1,425 square foot home. Financing is available.

After battling a long winter and wet spring, Simpson and Bush are ready to show off their handiwork. They have scheduled a "Sneak Peek Tour" for next weekend - Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Millersport's Weldon Ice Cream will provide a taste of summer with free ice cream. Six units will be open. Visitors should enter Cumberland Meadows off Refugee Road, opposite the entrance to Evans Park.

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