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City breaks ground on Brooks Court in 19th Ward

By THOMAS ADAMS - 8/22/2012 3:57:12 PM

Ground was broken Wednesday for the construction of 29 homes at the site of the former Valley Court Apartments in Rochester’s 19th Ward.

The Brooks Court development includes a new street, to be called Brookcrest Way. The street is being constructed now, with residential construction scheduled to begin in September, city officials said.

The single-family, market rate homes will be reminiscent of Craftsman and bungalow styles of the early and mid-1900s, officials said. Woodstone Custom Homes Inc. is on the project.

Designs will include ranch, cape and two-story plans ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 square feet, officials said. Prices will range from $150,000 to $180,000. Each home will have a front porch, two and a half baths and a two-car, attached garage.

When finished, the value of the development is expected to be at least $5.5 million, officials said.

Brooks Court is adjacent to the Brooks Landing area.

“Rochester is improving because of the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” Mayor Thomas Richards said in a statement. “Strong neighborhoods are really what will make Rochester the best mid-sized city in America.”

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