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55-and-older gated community planned within Legacy Farms subdivision off Sinclair Road

A gated, single-family-home community for those aged 55 and older is planned to come to southwest Columbia by 2024.

Construction of the The Estates of Columbia is expected to start next year in the new Legacy Farms subdivision off Sinclair Road. The Columbia City Council in April approved rezoning, design exceptions and a preliminary plat for Legacy Farms.

Community members have generally voiced support for the subdivision.

"Our parcel was approved as part of the greater site plan approval for Sinclair (Legacy) Farms," said Chris Newman, Vintage Cooperatives sales manager. "We have since submitted for infrastructure and final grading. That is going through approval right now."

A final site plan still is a couple months out for The Estates of Columbia development, Newman said. Infrastructure will include water, sewer and roads.

"There is a lot of clearing and a lot of earth-moving that has been done (out there)," Newman said.

Construction of this parcel of the subdivision is set to be completed by the end of 2024.

Reservations already underway

The gated community will operate as a Vintage Cooperatives Community under the umbrella of Iowa-based Ewing Properties, Newman said. There already are six reservations among the 46 possible available lots. The community also will have a clubhouse featuring an outdoor pool and an indoor gym and pickleball court.

Residents will buy shares into the community, which will be constructed off an extension of Crabapple Lane into the Legacy Farms subdivision near South Sinclair Road. The subdivision is located just south of West Nifong Boulevard.

"A cooperative is a form of home ownership. ... You are buying a share of the overall development, rather than having a deed for your specific lot," Newman said. "Your share includes your lot, your home, as well as a pro rata share for the balance of the development.


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