Developer building 31 townhomes in Norwalk

NORWALK – A developer has announced plans to build 31 townhomes on two acres of land at the southwest corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Lakeland Road in Norwalk. The developer, Brandywine Homes, says the two- and three-bedroom stucco townhomes will range from 1,100 to 1,462 square feet, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tankless water heaters, two-car garages and concrete tile roofs.

The gated community is called Sunstone and will feature play equipment, barbecue grills, picnic tables and a shade structure. There will be an average of 3.1 parking spaces per resident, officials said (62 in garages and 34 open parking spots).

"Sunstone represents the only new home ownership opportunity in the city of Norwalk or the surrounding area," said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing for Brandywine. "We are excited to provide another alternative for those wishing to stay in the city they love while creating a life for their family in a new home."

The development will be built on the site of a former school. It is across the street from Little Lake Park, and not far from Norwalk Town Square, Cerritos College and Santa Fe High School.

Homes are expected go on the market in September 2015, and construction should be complete by March 2016, officials said.

Irvine-based KTGY Group is the architect, while Brandywine Homes is the general contractor.

According to the National Association of Home Builders' formula to determine the local impact of single-family housing in typical metro areas, adding 31 single-family homes will generate $6.5 million in local income, $682,000 in taxes and other revenue for local governments, in addition to 100 local jobs.