New Sparks housing development lined up

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - There's a lot of construction going on off Pyramid Highway, near La Posada Drive. Construction crews are building up the Stonebrook development, which will bring 2,100 housing units. Toll Brothers is one of the home builders invested in the area.

"What's unique about this community is that we are the only entry-level upscale community in Sparks," says Katie Leydecker, Senior Sales Manager with Toll Brothers.

Construction is so new there aren't even model homes to show yet. But the homes are for sale right now and some could be ready for families to move into by late spring. Toll Brothers is planning 363 homes in the area, but they're not the only ones building on the 610-acre land. Karen Melby, Development Services Manager for the City of Sparks, says there are also developers who plan to put in multi-family homes, which could be apartments and townhomes.

"I think they want to get the multi-family going right away," says Melby. "I know they have been talking about some big boxes possibly going into their commercial center."

While all this development is new, it's been in the works more than a decade. Now that the economy has improved and the demand for housing has increased, Stonebrook is finally starting to take shape.

"It's exciting to see these projects that I reviewed back in the early 2000s start to be developed," says Melby, who says the city is ready for this growth.

"Yeah, we've got the infrastructure there," she says.

The development also means more traffic in the area, but the city says there are plans that address that. Leydecker says there will eventually be another way out of the Stonebrook development that will move cars away from Pyramid Highway and in the direction of Wingfield Springs and Vista Boulevard.

"What's great about Stonebrook is that Stonebrook Parkway will eventually connect to Fenway and you're going to have easy access to that amazing Raley's and all of those stores that are just down the street," says Leydecker.