Building booms at NorthWest Crossing

 

 

Published May 21, 2014 at 12:01AM

Tim Doran / The Bulletin

Jake Kirbs, a framer with Greg Welch Construction, guides trusses on the end of a crane Monday to the roof of a home under construction on Northwest Hartford Avenue in Bend.

It’s one of 25 homes being built in NorthWest Crossing’s panhandle — the area west of Northwest 17th Street and north of Skyliners Road. NorthWest Crossing released 60 lots in the area, Phases 20-22, to builders last year, said David Ford, general manager of West Bend Property Co., the developer. Opening up the area also required the extension of Northwest 18th Street and Hartford, he said.

“We have a dearth of supply right now,” Ford said, “and (the builders) are trying to meet market demand.”