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Del Boca Vista has broken ground on the project near South College Street and Weatherly Way

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEL BOCA VISTA - Lots on both sides of the Newberg-Dundee bypass will be developed as part of a plan put in place by developer Del Boca Vista and approved by the city.

Del Boca Vista, the company building several housing developments in the area, has announced a new project to build more than 130 homes near Newberg's riverfront.

MacKenzie Davis, land acquisitions and development manager for the company, said there will be three phases involved in the project, which is similar to past projects the Newberg company has undertaken.

"(This is the) first large-scale residential development in the city's riverfront district," Davis said.

Davis said the site layout is designed to promote smaller home footprints and thereby reduce cost in an effort to provide Newberg residents a more attainable housing option in the marketplace.

"The proposed development includes the construction of approximately 3,500 feet of new sanitary and 2,500-feet of new water lines in South College Street and Weatherly Way," she said in a release. "The new off-site sanitary and water improvements will provide service to the Riverrun Subdivision, while setting the stage for future development in the surrounding area, including the city's riverfront master plan. As such, the Riverrun Subdivision is a large stepping stone in the city's riverfront master plan."

She said off-site site sanitary improvements also include installing new sanitary pumps at the city's existing lift station at the intersection of Andrews and South College streets. Proposed improvements will improve existing conditions at the lift station, thereby benefiting the city's overall sanitary system, Davis said.

The first and second phases of the project are north of Weatherly Way and north of the Newberg-Dundee bypass. The third phase is north of Waterfront Avenue, which is south of the bypass. All will be single-family homes with garages. Phase one will see 40 lots built along with a water quality facility and some open space. Phase two will have 49 lots built with another water quality facility. The final phase is comprised of 42 lots and two water quality facilities.

Ground has been broken on the first two phases; home construction is slated to begin in 2020. The Riverrun Subdivision is half a mile from Rogers Landing and the third phase of construction will be about 1,000 feet north of the Willamette River.

Del Boca Vista is also responsible for several other projects around town. They have been working on a 76-lot subdivision called King's Landing on North Valley Road, where they are in the process of shaving down a hill to allow for better sight distance. The road has been closed for more than a month as a result. Del Boca Vista did the same thing for Gracie's Landing, a 53-lot subdivision on the southern side of North Valley Road and west of Chehalem Drive. Construction of that subdivision is anticipated for the end of the summer.

King's Landing has three phases and will ultimately border Gracie's Landing. In addition to shaving the hill, the work being done now will accommodate the new grades of the subdivision to allow for curbing, utilities and pavement.

Del Boca Vista also has the Dutchman Ridge project in the works, which entails a 46-lot residential subdivision also near North Valley Road. The company's website states the first phase of Dutchman is undergoing construction and the second phase is undergoing final public improvement construction document review. Likewise, it states King's Landing is a three-phase project, with mass grading so far completed.

It adds that the development is now undergoing final public improvement construction document review.


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