Numerous changes are occurring at Stonebridge as $2 million in upgrades to entry monuments, landscaping and perimeter fencing provide a cohesive look to the four Olathe neighborhoods that Rodrock Development has brought together into one community.
“This is a really exciting time,” said Ann Knickrehm, one of Stonebridge’s marketing agents. “The entry monuments are being enhanced, the signage is being changed and the communities are taking on a new look.”
The new community along 167th Street draws its name from the soon-to-be constructed stone pedestrian bridges that will mark its eastern edge at Black Bob Road and its western boundary at Ridgeview Road.
“John Constant at Epic Landscape Productions LC has done an incredible job of designing the new monuments, bridges and landscaping that are now going in,” Knickrehm said.
Constant is happy to be helping create the new look for Stonebridge.
“The biggest challenge in bringing four existing new housing subdivisions together is to tie all the housing products, monument signs, street layouts, lot layouts, open spaces, amenity packages and landscaping together as one unified Planned Community Development,” said the landscape architect. “I am excited to be a part of Darol’s team of landscape architects, engineers and real estate specialists bringing this new one-of-a-kind community to south Johnson County.
Knickrehm has high praise for developer Darol Rodrock, who envisioned the benefits of bringing four adjacent neighborhoods together, creating an amazing community that is quickly becoming the benchmark for future developments in the Kansas City area.
“I don’t know of anywhere else in Johnson County when existing neighborhoods have been brought together on this scale,” Knickrehm said. “And Darol is sparing no expense to make sure that it is done in a way that provides a real sense of community and real value to homeowners.”
The four neighborhoods each offer distinctive features and home prices. These include Stonebridge Village, formerly Park View and Twin Villas of Coffee Creek Meadows; Stonebridge Meadows, formerly Cedar Ridge Park and a portion of Coffee Creek Meadows; Stonebridge Trails, formerly Heritage Manor; and Stonebridge Park, formerly Fairfield at Heritage Park.
Stonebridge also provides amenities that have never been seen before in this price range: four swimming pools, two beautiful clubhouses and miles of jogging trails connecting the neighborhoods.
Stonebridge offers an expanded number of home sites in a growing area of Olathe served by the highly regarded Spring Hill School District, “a small district that’s big on academic excellence and student success,” said Tom Langhofer, general manager of Rodrock Development. The Spring Hill District offers the Insight study program, an on-line curriculum that allows students to complete educational requirements from virtually anywhere in the world.
Stonebridge is served by Prairie Creek Elementary School that is within the community in Stonebridge Village and won the 2013 Governor’s Award. Rodrock has dedicated adjacent land for a new middle school now in the planning stages.
When completed, Stonebridge will include approximately 1,800 homes, ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and in price from $200,000 to $500,000-plus. Ample home sites are available in all four neighborhoods, including new phases in three of them.
Sixteen award-winning home builders are active in Stonebridge, each with an extensive portfolio of home plans providing a wide array of options for buyers, including ranch, reverse ranch, 11/2-story and two-story homes.
The builders are KC Builders & Design Inc., James Engle Custom Homes, Summit Custom Homes, Chris George Homes Inc., Hilmann Home Building, Higgins Building Company Inc., Gabriel Homes Inc., Rob Washam Homes, Reilly Homes, Rockwood Homes, Sallee Homes, Doyle Custom Homes, Meridian Homes, Steve Foley, John Gray Homes and Wynne Homes. Other builders are welcome as well, with developer approval.
Stonebridge Village at 164th and Mur-Len Road, will feature Carriage Homes by Darol Rodrock Homes and the pricing will be from $200,000s to $280,000s. Construction of these homes will begin within the next 30 days. This neighborhood offers a clubhouse, junior Olympic-size pool, water slide and playground.
Stonebridge Meadows at 165th Street and Ridgeview Road offers homes ranging from the low to mid $300,000s featuring four to five bedrooms, 21/2 to four bathrooms and three-car garages. It has a zero-entry pool and changing cabana, water play area, pergola-covered grill and picnic areas and a large playground.
In the Stonebridge Trails neighborhood, you will find homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the low $400,000s. Amenities in this neighborhood include acres of parkland; paved walking trails; a swimming pool; hard-surface sport court for basketball, tennis and volleyball; and a well-equipped children’s playground. Residents also have 24-hour access to the 3,300-square foot community clubhouse with the latest in fitness facilities.
Stonebridge Park at 165th and Black Bob offers homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Amenities include a zero-entry swimming pool, changing cabana and well-equipped playground.
Stonebridge not only unites four existing neighborhoods, it also brings residents together with the Rodrock Development Moms Council, a concept created by Rodrock decades ago to help new neighborhoods get off to a great start. Annual year-round events such as Memorial weekend pool opening parties and holiday horse-drawn hayrides help new neighbors get to know each other and have fun. Knickrehm expects even more events to be planned because of the extensive availability of event space in the two clubhouses.
Rodrock Development has created more than 80 communities in Johnson County during its 35-year history that more than 30,000 residents call home.
Rodrock Development communities are exclusively marketed by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes. For information, visit the Rodrock Development website at Rodrock.Com.