Hamilton Homes Continue to Sell

  • Marin Independent Journal
  • August 28, 1999
  • Donna Domino

Home sales at Hamilton continue at a brisk pace, according to officials at the development.

So far, 405 new homes have been sold and 239 families now call the former military base home said Leon Creed, spokesman for New Hamilton Partners, which is developing the property.

In addition, Creed said, about 200 people visit the model homes every week and another 100 call for information. A total of 800 homes will be built in four neighborhoods at Hamilton during the first two phases of construction. Construction on the Chapel Hill development, located behind the old base chapel, will start this fall, with homes starting at $700,000.

With families settling in and homes continuing to be sold, New Hamilton Partners said it is working with residents to plan a celebration of the new community.

The Hamilton Hometown Festival will be held Sept. 26 starting with a fun run, followed by entertainment from three bands, including Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88s, children's shows and environmental and educational booths. A display of classic and electric cars also is planned.

Many residents say the best thing about Hamilton is the sense of community.

"Every weekend somebody's having a barbecue," said Gina LeFebure, who is expecting her second child in late September. "There's so many kids out all the time; the adults are rollerblading with them and playing basketball. We're in heaven."

Residential construction isn't all that's happening at Hamilton.

Commercial development at the 1,600-acre former base is also proceeding.

At the Nave Drive Commercial Center, Courtyard by Marriott opened a 136-room hotel in May and a McDonald's restaurant is slated to open Wednesday. Construction on a Lucky's supermarket is slated for next spring.

San Francisco developer Barker Pacific Group also is spending more than $100 million to renovate seven old airplane hangars to create about 550,000 square feet of office space.