With a $2.9 million starting investment and a series of improvements yet to come, the Lake Erie Residential Community was officially opened with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The former McClenathan's Mobile Home Park on East Main Street in Fredonia will see numerous upgrades this year including a new bus stop for children, new street signs, road repair, storage barn rehabilitation, and much more.
Now owned by Lake Erie MHP, LLC, the 11th Residential Manufactured Housing community operated by FreeHold Real Estate Management group, Lake Erie Residential Community is focused on improvement, growth, and service to the community.
Shown cutting the ribbon at the new Lake Erie Mobile Home Park are (L-R) Jim Subjack of the United Way; Heidi Seddon, Fredonia Community Chamber coordinator; Tim Murphy Fredonia Community Chamber president; Steve Keefe, Fredonia mayor; Greg Krauza, Chautauqua County Chamber director of member development; Scott Gladstone, owner; Brenda Burgstrom of Premier Real Estate; James Delelys, LEMHP employee; Dominick Bellanti of Owl Homes; Andrew Waniak, LEMHP employee; J.B. Bell, LEMHP manager.
"Our goal is to once again make this a community the residents are proud to call home. I am confident that with the collaborative efforts of the local community, management, residents, and the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Erie Residential Community will thrive," Partner Scott Gladstone said.
The original park was built in the 1970s and has grown in stages over the years to include 159 mobile home sites and three apartments. Currently, it includes four new homes and a number of used homes, all reasonably priced. Custom homes are also available and can be designed according to home owners' requirements. Rental homes start at just $595.
In addition to its investment in the property and its development, Lake Erie MHP, LLC will support the community philanthropically. For each home sold in the park, the organization will make a donation to the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce assisted in putting together the grand opening event and ribbon cutting.
"It is always positive for our communities when an investors sees the potential and has the resources to infuse new life into a local facility like this. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with Lake Erie Residential Community and welcome them to the Fredonia area," Chautauqua County Chamber President and CEO Todd Tranum said.
The complex has four full time employees and is working with a number of local contractors including Owl Homes, Vacanti's Extreme Signs, Hawk Construction, and others. Local Realtor Brenda Burgstrom from Premier Realty (716)679-7653 is handling all used and new home sales. For more information regarding Lake Erie residential community and Freehold management go to www.FreeholdRE.com.