Saussy Burbank, Cunnane Group to build 1st phase of houses at Masons Bend in Fort Mill

Site plan for Masons Bend in Fort Mill
Site plan for Masons Bend in Fort Mill

Charlotte-based developer Crescent Communities has selected Saussy Burbank and The Cunnane Group as homebuilders for the first phase of its large Masons Bend project in Fort Mill, S.C.

The master-planned development west of Interstate 77 along the Catawba River will have 650 houses once it is fully built out, along with a clubhouse, pool and nature trails. Crescent is looking at the possibility of building a multifamily component to the project along I-77.

Crescent has been making big waves lately with urban, infill developments, such as a planned Whole Foods and office tower on Stonewall Street uptown, but projects like Masons Bend show greenfield, suburban development is still definitely in Crescent’s mix.

In the first phase, Saussy Burbank and Cunnane Group will build a total of 72 houses. Both builders plan to break ground in late 2015. Both plan to have model houses open in the spring and homes ready for occupancy in summer 2016.

Saussy Burbank’s houses will be priced from the high $300,000s to the low $400,000s, with features such as open floor plans, front porches, optional screened-in rear porches and walk-in laundry rooms.

The Cunnane Group, which is building 45 houses, will price theirs starting at $419,000. Architectural styles will range from Craftsman to Colonial to Colonial Revival, with features such as first-floor master suites, home offices, walk-in storage, open layouts and high-end kitchens.

“Masons Bend will be a place where residents can enjoy nature and the company of their neighbors in an idyllic setting just a short drive from uptown Charlotte,” said James Martin, vice president of Crescent’s residential group, in a statement. “Crescent carefully selects builders that share our philosophy on creating communities, and we look forward to working with Saussy Burbank and The Cunnane Group to transform that vision into reality.”

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo