Kechi spurs new homes in vacant subdivision

Kechi's efforts to spur development have produced progress in a vacant subdivision.

Summit Homes is building two 1,500 square foot homes with full basements and three car garages in the 99-lot Rock Pointe development along K-254.

Kechi city governmentspent $2.5 million extending a sewer line and other infrastructure to the development. But, the housing market has slowed in the last year and the development attracted no builders.

The city offered to waive permits and fees, valued for $4,200, for the first three new homes. Developer Len Marotte and the builder will contribute free upgrades valued at $4,000 to the homebuyers.

The hope is that the sight of construction in Rock Pointe will spur other builders to build there.