Saturday, September 28, 2019

Affinity Homes to Provide Homes for Florida Developer

A handful of vacant lots may soon serve as the base for modular homes manufactured by Affinity Modular Homes in the Ballard Park neighborhood of Bradenton, Florida.

In a proposal to buy and develop those lots, a local developer argued that he has the interest and the skill to redevelop an area that the city of Bradenton has struggled with for years. Officials are incentivizing the deal by offering expedited permitting and impact fee credits.

“I’m not doing this project because I have to do it. I’m doing this because I want to do it. I live in Bradenton. I think Bradenton needs a shot in the arm like this and I think having eight homes that are consistent in architecture in one spot is critical,” said Jeff Hamilton, who began discussing the land sale with city officials in May.

“Most people hear modular and think of a double-wide mobile home,” he explained. “It’s not really a type of home. It’s a method of construction.”

According to the developer, the homes are built in a controlled environment and can be delivered to the lot for connection in 20 business days, while still being inspected by several different entities.

Hamilton plans to pay a total of $380,000 for the eight lots. The homes are expected to sell in the upper $200,000 or $300,000 range.

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