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In the coming weeks area residents will begin to see some houses going up in Munford's newest residential development.
Located about a mile south of downtown Munford off the west side of Highway 51 near Big Creek, Green Meadows, which will include 695 homes when its finished, is beginning to take shape.
Curbs and gutters have been installed, asphalt has been poured and infrastructure like water, sewer and roads is ready to go.
The $200 million, 374-acre development will include houses that start at 2,500 square feet and will also have homes for citizens 55 and over.
"Green Meadows is a very important part of the future growth of Munford," said Munford Mayor Dwayne Cole. "It has the potential to increase our population and our tax base and make us more marketable for new businesses."
Rich Ali, one of three partners in Green Meadows Development Corp., said two houses will be going up over the next two weeks and 11 single-family houses, including a model home, are expected to be finished by the end of the year.
The average lot size for the single-family homes is a half acre.
"These are not starter homes," Ali said. "There will be a lot of amenities like ponds, a park and a walking trail."
There are also plans for 17 acres of commercial development which will likely include private businesses and possibly some government offices that add up to approximately 76,000 square feet. According to a 2012 census, Munford's population was 6,015.
Once all the homes are built and occupied, Munford's population could increase by as much as 30 percent.
"It's been a huge undertaking to install the infrastructure," Cole said. "It's an exciting, top quality development. We believe it's going to be a great asset to the city of Munford."

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