Owner: Kinetic Resources LLC
General contractor: Eagle Mountain Construction Inc., Bend
Details: Work is progressing on NW Revere Avenue at the intersection of NW Wall Street on what will be six split-level townhomes.
Developer and building contractor Steven Rzonca, of Bend, is behind the project. Construction began in April on three units, each about 2,100 square feet and costing between $271,000 and $273,000 to build, according to building permits issued by the city of Bend.
The market-rate townhomes are part of a larger project that includes six deed-restricted, one-bedroom units deemed workforce housing, for which Rzonca in 2015 received a city affordable-housing loan, a density bonus and a break on system development charges, said Jim Long, Bend affordable housing manager.
The townhomes are going up on a site where Rzonca tore down two single-family homes dating from 1941 and 1952, he said Thursday. Rzonca has owned the lots since 2004, according to Deschutes County property records.
The units, which will list for about $630,000, will feature hardwood floors, granite counter tops, rooftop patios and two-car garages, he said.
“It’s a good price point for the amenities we’re offering,” Rzonca said. “There is a dumbwaiter that goes from the garage floor to the kitchen; it stops at the master bedroom and the rooftop kitchenette.”
One unit is spoken for, so far, and Rzonca said he expects the units to be ready for occupancy by October.
“The demographic I was shooting for was young professionals, being so close to downtown,” he said. “But the reality is that the one reservation is middle-aged, looking for the amenities the site is offering and without having to care for landscaping.”
Rzonca described the design style as Northwest contemporary, a cottage-look built of wood with some brick and stone exteriors. Entry to the garages will be through a private alley behind the units.
— Joseph Ditzler, The Bulletin