Southern California-based property development company Landsea Homes has steadily been expanding into the Northern Californian market, and after establishing its regional offices in San Ramon has been targeting properties for development in Contra Costa County, most recently in Danville.
Construction recently began on the firm's Abigail Place project, a neighborhood with 17 single-family homes in eastern Danville.
“I’m a resident of Danville. We have four employees in this office that live in Danville so we know the community extremely well. So we certainly have a connection to it so when the opportunity came around for (Abigail Place) we were very excited,” said Josh Santos, vice president of sales and marketing for Landsea Homes' Northern California Division.
Located along Old Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara, Abigail Place will consist of 17 homes on approximately three acres. Approved by the Danville Town Council in February, the project is expected to see 18 months of construction with homes becoming available for sale sooner -- next spring, enabling buyers to customize aspects of their future homes.
“For us being stewards of the neighborhood is important, I mean we live nearby we’re connected to this community,” Santos said. “Our biggest concern is how do we lessen the impact on the development because its construction its loud and dirty, how do we be the least impactful neighbors that we possibly can be with surrounding properties.”
So-called move-up buyers who will be making their second purchase and moving up from a smaller property or townhouse are the main demographic expected to purchase a home in Abigail Place, according to Santos.
Landsea has been active in the Northern Californian home market; in addition to Abigail Place the company has five other projects in development throughout the East and South Bay Area.
Nearby Walnut Creek is home to one of Landsea’s newer communities, Stoneyridge, a 30-unit project just outside downtown consisting of two- and three-bedroom condos.
Landsea’s Sunnyvale project, The Vale, is the firm's second-largest NorCal project, a master planned community that consists of two townhome neighborhoods with 314 units in all.
The company also has large-scale projects under development in Newark, Milpitas and Santa Clara. In addition to Silicon Valley and the East Bay, Landsea has developed property in Boston, Los Angeles, Orange County, New Jersey, New York, and has recently purchased land for future projects in Arizona.