Wally Staples helping build new Topsham subdivision

10/11/2013 | By DARCIE MOORE, Times Record Staff

Pro-Fab is looking to build craftsman and bungalow style homes, both single- and two-story, for the Mallett Woods project.

“We’re extremely excited about how close (Mallett Woods) is to everything,” Huston said. “Being able to walk to everything, even the day care or the dentist, or going for a walk to get an ice-cream, that is just very, very attractive to us and that quite frankly is why we came to the area.”

Staples and Huston joined town officials, bankers, investors, builders, potential buyers and business leaders at the future housing site Tuesday.

The four-phase, 47-lot subdivision received approvals May 7 from the Topsham Planning Board. Construction of the road and utilities has been under way to ready the site for the construction of 12 lots as part of the first phase of the project that when complete, will access both Park and Mallett drives.

Sue Spann, a Topsham real estate agent with ReMax who is representing Catlin in marketing Mallett Woods — said it’s the first time in about seven years there has been a new subdivision in the Topsham-Brunswick area.

“This just has so much positive energy emanating from it everywhere,” Spann said.

Catlin said Mallett Woods was mothballed for about 10 years, after the market for the property — initially slated for 94 condo units — tanked.

On Tuesday, he thanked Androscoggin Bank and engineer Chris Belanger and everyone who helped get the project moving.