COLUMBUS – The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) announced Wednesday that Evans Farm, Ohio’s only community designed around the principles of new urbanism, will be the site of the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes.
Returning to summer, the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes will take place Saturday, July 13, through Sunday, July 28, and features 14 homes built by 12 of Ohio’s premier builders. Parade builders include: 3 Pillar Homes, ALTA Design Build, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Bob Webb Homes, Coppertree Homes, Cua Builders, Guzzo & Garner Custom Builders, Kenric Fine Homes, Maronda Homes, P & D Builders, Sierra Custom Homes, and Stonecliff Homes. 3 Pillar Homes and Maronda Homes are each building two houses.
Located in southern Delaware County, in the Olentangy Local School District, Evans Farm is a mixed-used new urbanism community, where shops, restaurants, parks, homes, and more are all within walking or biking distance of each other.
“For more than 60 years the Parade of Homes has been at the forefront of showcasing innovation and the latest trends by the homebuilding community of central Ohio,” said BIA Executive Director Jon Melchi. “The 2019 Parade of Homes at Evans Farm continues that fine tradition by showcasing Ohio’s first community built in the style of new urbanism.”
The community is zoned for lots and almost 900 mixed-use, attached, multifamily units, featuring traditional architectural styles including Craftsman, Cape Cod, Victorian and more.
“The 2019 BIA Parade of Homes at Evans Farm promises to be a unique experience for visitors,” said Evans Farm Land Development Co. Co-founder Dan Griffin, “Evans Farm brings you the tradition of exceptional Parade homes in a walkable neighborhood that encourages connections with neighbors and nature.”
Evans Farm broke ground in late 2016, beginning with the extension of off-site utilities; its first phase is located on the north side of Lewis Center Road. The current phase of Evans Farm features two scenic lakes stocked with fish. Overall the community will include over 350 acres of green space and a network of walking/biking paths.
This year’s BIA Parade of Homes is sponsored by America’s Floor Source, EverDry Waterproofing and James Hardie Building Products. Parade of Homes information is available at BIAparade.com. More information on Evans Farm can be found at evansfarmoh.com.
About the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio
Since 1943, the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio has represented single- and multi-family homebuilders, developers and remodelers throughout the area. The BIA Parade of Homes has been wowing hundreds of thousands of visitors for over 65 years, via its tour of new homes featuring the latest and greatest in home design and decor. Each year, central Ohio’s premier builders showcase their homes, offering Parade guests the opportunity experience the most current trends firsthand. BIA members will continue this tradition, working to bring even more innovation to the housing industry.
About Evans Farm
Evans Farm Land Development Co. began 11 years ago by Tony Eyerman and Dan Griffin. The two, who are partners in Evans Farm Land Development Co., brought their vision, skill, commitment and strong sense of fun to the project. Evans Farm is a mixed-use, new urbanism community located in the Olentangy School District, in both Orange and Berlin townships. When complete, Evans Farm will have several village retail areas, an agricultural center, a community center, a YMCA, an elementary school and parks, along with single family and multifamily homes.
Submitted by the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.