EGG HARBOR CITY — A development of new homes that came to a stop with the death of the initial builder in 2014 has been revived.
What was once known as the Neighborhoods of Cedar Creek that was connected to Brad Haber, who died in 2014, will be further developed under the new name, Cedar Creek Estates, with a new builder, Jim Cox, owner of JC Custom Builder LLC of Galloway Township.
A groundbreaking for the property was held Saturday afternoon off of Liverpool Avenue.
“Jim has a stellar reputation as a builder throughout Atlantic County, and we could not be more proud that he has taken on this project. Jim is not just a builder. He is a visionary, and he shares our vision of making Egg Harbor City the best place to live in Atlantic County,” said Mayor Lisa Jiampetti.
Kimberly Donahue, an associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Diversified Realty, said 22 homes will be built, and two of the 22 houses are already under construction.
The custom-designed, four-bedroom homes will be sold on 75-by-150-foot lots and have 2,035 square feet of living space, Donahue said. The homes will sell for $199,900, she said.
The houses will be built with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, full basements and two-car attached garages, Donahue said. The properties come with a five-year tax abatement, she said.
“The home can be built in four months from contract to completion,” Donahue said.
Cox, 67, of Galloway Township, started off as a commercial builder, whose projects include Reeds Bay Plaza and Days of Olde Antiques & Collectibles, both in Galloway Township.
Cox started doing residential projects less than four years ago. His company is behind Homestead Estates in Galloway Township. There are only three lots there available to buy out of 15, Cox said.
Cox said he originally met with the Egg Harbor City Council in August 2016. His architect, Harry S. Harper, told him about the possibility of doing the Cedar Creek Estates project.
“Little houses are easy to do,” said Cox, adding that electricians and other contractors that worked with him previously will do this job. “This will be a fun little project.”