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Sagamore Subdivision back in business after county planners reinstate plats

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By CASEY REES

The Porter County Plan Commission unanimously approved the reinstatement of secondary plats for Phase 2 of the Sagamore subdivision in unincorporated Union Township yesterday giving new life to the overgrown and forgotten housing community.

Ardie Bucher, representing Bucher Development which purchased the land back in June, spoke to the nine-member commission about what has happened with the property in the past and what they plan to do with the property moving forward.

“This property was taken back by the bank, Harris Bank, in the last several years from the original developer. Since that time they have not been selling lots, they have not been maintaining the property to the degree that it should be maintained at.” Bucher said. “Our objective with this property is to make it a viable property, so that the current homeowners, future homeowners, the county and we can be proud of it.”

According to Bucher there are currently 14 homes in the subdivision, and those families welcome the development, which could see 80 houses in the first phase and as many as 200 when all is said and done.

Bucher wants to start getting more families into the subdivision as soon as possible, and at $35,000 a lot, they are priced to move. “We are going to be very aggressive and price lots to sell.” Bucher said. “You got to get it going, you have to get people to believe in it, and we are investing money to do that.”

 

Posted 8/11/2011