Ramsey council approves 32 single-family homes

The Brookfield housing development took another step toward completion with Ramsey City Council approval of a final plat Dec. 10.

Ramsey’s own Capstone Homes will be constructing the 32 single-family homes included in this final plat and is slated to complete the remaining 45 lots over the next several years, according to Chris Anderson, associate planner.

The council had approved a preliminary plat of 77 single-family homes Oct. 22.

All of these properties were part of a development of 241 single-family homes for which the council approved the preliminary plat in 2005. Oakwood Land Development started the project, but had to turn the remaining property over to 21st Century Bank in 2009, according to Tim Gladhill, development services manager.

“This would essentially finish off what had already been approved in 2005,” Anderson said of the 77 homes remaining to be built in the southeast corner of the Brookfield development.

At the time the council approved the most recent preliminary plat in late October, the city was wondering if this new addition could be part of a homeowners association with the rest of the neighborhood.

Gladhill said the streets and a pond within the development are supposed to be privately maintained, but the last homeowners association fell apart.

According to Anderson, the city has not heard anything further on status of a new homeowners association.

“As a city we can’t require formation of a homeowners association with a development,” Anderson said.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]