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Roseville to consider bid for 29 homes on fire station site

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The City of Roseville is getting set to consider a bid from a nonprofit developer to build 29 "green, sustainable" for-sale homes on the site of a closed former fire station.

The city's planning commission this month will issue a recommendation on a plan from Greater Metropolitan Housing Corp. to build 12 two-story family homes, eight single-level senior homes and nine attached townhomes on a 3-acre site along Dale Street north of Highway 36.

The site for many years has been the home of Roseville Fire Station No. 3, which was closed in a move consolidate the city's firefighting resources. In order to assemble a redevelopment site, the city's Housing and Redevelopment Authority in 2012 purchased several homes surrounding the ex-fire hall.

GMHC's proposal for 29 housing units was chosen as the winning bid in a request-for-proposal process in 2012 and the nonprofit now is seeking land-use approvals from Roseville's planning commission and city council.

Its vision includes a dozen 2,400-square-foot, single-family detached units costing around $295,000; eight attached seniors homes of 1,000-1,600 square feet for between $225,000-$250,000; and nine townhomes, sized at 2,100 square feet and selling for $275,000.

GMHC says it is "committed to building quality, energy efficient green homes," boasting Energy Star appliances, windows, ventilation, and lighting; low-flow plumbing; and high-efficiency mechanical systems.

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