Saturday June 18, 2022
By The Sun-Gazette Staff
6:25 pm, June 18, 2022
Brand new community Maplewood will consist of 138 houses built by San Joaquin Valley Homes
VISALIA – Another development is in the works in Visalia looking to increase available housing in Tulare County.
San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on land in northeast Visalia off of East Goshen Avenue and west of Lovers Lane. The new community will be called Maplewood and consist of 138 single-family, detached homes. Construction will begin in late 2022 with model homes expected by spring 2023.
Maplewood homes will range in size from 1,298 to 2,076 square feet on minimum 5,000 square feet lots. One- and two-story modern cottage, craftsman and farmhouse style exteriors will be situated throughout traffic-friendly cul-de-sacs that include spacious corners and some oversized lots. Homes will have three to four bedrooms and two to 2.5 bathrooms with attached two-car garages.
The community will be located in the Visalia Unified School District where students will attend Mineral King Elementary School, Valley Oak Intermediate School and Golden West High School.
“We love to build homes in Visalia,” said Lana Fahoum, sales manager at SJV Homes. “Many of our staff live and work here, so we’re excited to share this wonderful community with new homeowners from families just starting out to retiring couples who wish to downsize.”
According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 138 single-family homes will generate $39 million in local income, $5 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 543 local jobs.