Month: June 2008

New Elementary School Breaks Ground

Construction on the James W. Wilson, Jr. Elementary School commenced at New Park on May 29, 2008. The Montgomery Public School System held a groundbreaking ceremony for Montgomery’s newest Elementary School located within a neighborhood, with over 100 people in attendance.

Clay Slagle, Montgomery Public School Chief Operating Officer, reports that the $14.5 million kindergarten through sixth-grade school will be completed for occupancy in August 2009. “Six hundred boys and girls will soon have a beautiful place to learn,” Slagle said.

The school will be accessible by sidewalk and bike to residents who live within the New Park neighborhood.

The 15 acres of land that the school will occupy within the neighborhood was donated by the family of the late Jim Wilson, Jr. Jim Wilson & Associates is the developer of New Park. Mr. Wilson, who died in 2006, was a well-known community leader, philanthropist and real estate developer, with notable projects such as the Wynlakes neighborhood and country club and the Eastchase development in Montgomery and Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, among other projects throughout the Southeast.

The new 83,000 square foot school will utilize the gymnasium facilities of a new YMCA, which is being built next door to the school on land also donated by the Wilson family. The new YMCA will break ground later this summer.

Mr. Wilson told his family that he wanted to give something back to the Montgomery public school system, which he credited with helping him prepare for life, reported his son Jim Wilson, III. “My father was a giver and always put others ahead of himself, so leaving a legacy to help enrich Montgomery’s children was very important to him,” said Wilson.

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New Park Announces Builder’s Guild

An array of the areas most respected home builders have been selected to become members of the New Park Builder’s Guild. The Guild is comprised of building companies that have committed to meet the high construction quality, design and production standards for this masterplanned community.

“By selecting these builders, we are confident that we will begin to fulfill our vision for New Park,” stated Anita Carter, Vice President Residential Marketing & Management for New Park. “With a history of building quality houses in the area, we know that our builders can deliver a product that will shape the neighborhood and realize our vision. We look forward to working with them in producing quality homes that will make New Park one of Montgomery’s premier neighborhoods,” she continued.

Each builder will follow New Park’s design review guidelines and offer many different home plans and styles, which will ensure architectural variety. By combining homes built by these companies, New Park is helping to create visibly interesting streetscapes and a sense of community within the neighborhood that will endure for years to come. Choose from one of our floorplans or select and bring your own floorplan and work with one of our approved builders in our Builder’s Guild.

Click here to view the New Park Builder’s Guild.