Groundbreaking got underway last week on a new housing development in Colusa.
In collaboration with the City of Colusa and Colusa Industrial Properties, Blazona Development and INTERO Showcase Real Estate plan to deliver Sunrise Landing, a Colusa residential community of 180 new homes.
The new subdivision, which was put on hold during the economic downturn, will be built on about 57 acres, which was annexed from Colusa County into the city limits in 2015.
Colusa officials said there is a need for housing in the city.
“We hope that this will free up inventory,” said City Manager Jess Cain said. “We fully expect people to upgrade so other people can move into the downtown core area.”
With Colusa embracing the cannabis market, Cain said the city fully expects that there will be local jobs to keep pace with housing development. The proposal for additional single-family residential and planned development at Colusa Industrial Properties has been long in the making. The project site is located in the southeast corner of Colusa and is adjacent existing single-family homes near the Colusa Golf and Country Club.
“This is a big deal for Colusa, yet just a speck on the map in California’s critical housing shortage,” Donna Phelan, of INTERO Showcase, said in a statement.
Blazona Development will initially construct 40 homes built to purchase, ranging from about 1,600 to 2,400 square feet, in this first phase.
“Blazona Development is excited to offer new homes in such a beautiful region,” said Dennis Blazona, president of Blazona Development. “We look forward to providing much needed housing in Northern California. The proximity of Colusa to the greater Sacramento region, the Bay Area, Butte, and Sutter-Yuba counties makes Sunrise Landing a favorable locale.”
The initial entrance to the homes will be off Sunrise Boulevard, but will eventually connect to a common boundary between the subdivision and the Westcott properties.
The subdivision will also connect to the city’s water and sewer system in accordance with the city’s standards, officials said. ■