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Want to buy a house? Caldwell is about to get 157 new ones.

This is the least-expensive design in Voyage Crossing, whose developer, Hayden Homes, secured city of Caldwell approval Tuesday for the 157-home Village Crossing North.
This is the least-expensive design in Voyage Crossing, whose developer, Hayden Homes, secured city of Caldwell approval Tuesday for the 157-home Village Crossing North. Hayden Homes

Hayden Homes’ Voyage Crossing subdivision in north Caldwell has been so successful that the builder is planning a second phase, this one much larger than the first.

Voyage Crossing North, which the City Council approved Tuesday, will have 157 homes on a little less than 40 acres north of Franklin Road-U.S. 26 and east of Interstate 84. That council annexed that property as part of its approval of the project.

Jarom Wagoner, Caldwell’s senior planner, said Hayden hopes to start building this year. Most of the original Village Crossing subdivision’s 94 homes have been built, Wagoner said.

Voyage Crossing North faced some controversy at a Dec. 4 public hearing from neighbors worried about its density. The Redmond, Oregon, builder originally asked for a high-density residential zoning designation that’s typically used for apartments and other multifamily housing.

The council recommended Hayden remove the high-density designation. The company did, eliminating three buildable lots to make sure all lot sizes conformed with standards for a medium-density residential designation. The council approved the project, including annexation of the 40 acres, after a second public hearing Tuesday.

Lots will range from 6,000 to about 7,500 square feet apiece. The smaller lots will mostly have homes with two-car garages on them, while many of the larger ones will have three-car garages, Wagoner said.

It’s unclear how much the houses will cost. The company’s website for the existing Village Crossing advertises prices starting at $154,990 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,148-square-foot home. Efforts to contact a Hayden representative Thursday were unsuccessful.

Hayden will extend Voyage Avenue northward to serve Voyage Crossing North, Wagoner said.

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