News & Events

Paint Your Own Rain Barrel!

 

Make a customized piece of art while helping the environment! With most rain barrels costing $80+, come paint your own at a cheaper price. It’s the perfect date night or night with your friends! Due to limited space, this event is available to 10 barrels. Reserve your spot today! Registration and payment due by February 15th.

Where: Evans Farm Office

When: February 21, 6pm

Cost: $60/barrel

 

How To Register:

Send an “Evans Farm Land Development” check to:

Evans Farm

Attn: Kristin Piper

1550 Lewis Center Rd.

Suite B

Lewis Center, OH 43035

Please include a note with your name, phone number, and email address.

2019-02-04T16:57:01-04:00 February 4th, 2019|Events|

You Are Invited To Get Tough On Cancer!

Join us in the fight to end blood cancer! We are proud to partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year team, “Wolf Pack: Hunting for a Cure” to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Enjoy food and drinks from our sponsors and learn more about why we are fundraising to end blood cancer.

When: Thursday, February 28, 5pm-8pm

Where: Evans Farm Sales Office, 1550 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Click here to donate online. Cash and checks also accepted. Please make checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Presented By: Evans Farm, Richwood Bank, and Associated Insurance Agencies Inc.

Supporting Sponsors: Bob Webb Homes, Johnson’s Ice Cream, North High Brewing Co., Thea’s Sanctuary Lavender Shop, Galena Brewing Company, Lewis Center Barber Shop, WBNS FM The Fan, iHeart Radio, 3 Pillar Homes, Pizza Cabin, Creative Spot,YMCA, LP Building Solutions, Terrain Evolution, and Self Park.

 

 

2019-02-20T12:14:55-04:00 February 1st, 2019|Events|

December 2018/January 2019 Newsletter

There’s No Place Like Home

Written by: Joshua Perry, Realtor/Director of Business Development

When I made the tough decision to retire from the NFL late this July, the decision of where I wanted to go wasn’t tough. I knew that Lewis Center was going to be home for me. It is a place that is extremely familiar and somewhere that has always felt like home. Growing up across the lake in Galena, I went to school in Lewis Center, made some long-lasting friendships in Lewis Center, and as an athlete, I cemented the foundation of my career in Lewis Center.

Before I left for training camp this summer, I stopped into the Evans Farm sales center. I started to see some of the homes going up and like many people around, I was curious to see what it was all about. When I pulled up to the office in Old Lewis Center, I walked up the steps to a porch and when I entered, I took a look around and found a charming little office that felt more like a living room than a sales floor. I was welcomed in and was immediately introduced to what was happening. Krista, a sales consultant, explained to me the vision for Evans Farm- New Urbanism. New Urbanism is what so many of us have gotten away from, but still deeply desire. Its community living based off front porches, social town centers and open recreation. You can live, work and play all in the same neighborhood. It takes on functional design- sweeping streetscapes with no breaks in the curb due to alley loaded garages, sidewalks leading to amenities no further than a quarter of a mile away and mindfully constructed homes that take inspiration from classic architectural styles. I was a bit taken back. It is such a stark departure from what we’ve all gotten accustomed to. We’ve become used to spacious homes with rooms that sit bare, on at least 100 feet of lot frontage (which you can still get here) and so much privacy that you almost feel in danger because you don’t know your neighbors. Evans Farm brings back a sense of community. I was intrigued.

After retirement, I had to find work. I took real estate classes and eventually became a REALTOR for Buckeye National Realty. My next journey was just beginning. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from the folks at Evans Farm. The rumblings around town were that I was home and trying to make a name in real estate. They were interested in meeting with me to see what other plans I might have. After a few meetings, I decided to take on another role- Director of Business Development at Evans Farm. The game plan would be for me to help develop a rapport between local REALTORs, businesses and Evans Farm. As a kid who grew up here there was a unique opportunity to reach out to the community. But through the number of meetings I had at Evans Farm, I was sold on the vision. Having a neighborhood development that strengthens the community not only through economic infusion, but the tenets of New Urbanism, was something in which I wanted to be involved. I imagined how different my childhood would have been in a place like this. Instead of having to wait on a ride to the park or my friend’s house, it could have been a short walk away. The ability to walk with my brothers to an ice cream shop during the summer would have created lasting memories. Spending time by the pond with my dad would have been special. But even now, living in a home of just two people, the allure of Evans Farm is strong. The sense of community just outside my door would be valuable and being just a short walk away from social life and entertainment, while experiencing all the conveniences of the suburbs, is a game changer. Regardless of what walk of life you’re in, this place will make you feel at home. Evans Farm won’t just be a place to live, work and play- it will be a vehicle that provides infrastructure to keep Lewis Center strong via partnerships with Olentangy Local Schools and the Evans Farm Foundation, and that impact will be sure to last.

I’m excited to watch this project as it evolves. It’s as organic of a community project as I’ve been around and it’s just the thing that will keep Lewis Center the type of place it is.

First Residents

November brought our first residents into Evans Farm. Shortly after, the next family moved into their new home. The anxiously awaiting families were thrilled to move into their newly constructed houses prior to the busy holiday season! It is expected that a few more families will move into their homes before the end of the year.

There are still some spec homes that are available for purchase for those that wish to be in Evans Farm within the next few months. Please make sure to stop by our sales center for more information regarding spec homes or building your own custom home with one of our 12 approved builders.

BIA Parade of Homes Update

As the first half of December progresses towards Christmas, over half of the parade houses have started to be constructed. These larger houses that face towards a wooded park are beautifully constructed by 12 different builders. Many of these builders have participated in the BIA Parade of Homes events in the past. However, there are a few builders that are new to this exceptional showcase of Central Ohio homes. Among these 12 builders are:

  • Cua Builders
  • P&D Builders
  • Guzzo & Garner
  • Sierra Homes
  • Maronda Homes
  • Bob Webb Homes
  • ALTA
  • Coppertree
  • Arthur Rutenberg
  • 3 Pillar Homes
  • Kenric Fine Homes
  • Stonecliff Homes

Promotional Video

In early November, LP Smart Siding partnered with Evans Farm to create a promotional video. The video team flew in from Minnesota to obtain almost two days of footage of Evans Farm. This included two families that will be moving into Evans Farm, some of the Evans Farm staff, a few of the businesses, onsite footage and nearby footage to help share the image of what makes Evans Farm unique. The promotional video will be released to Evans Farm before the end of the year. Check our website in the upcoming weeks at EvansFarmOH.com to view this video.

Evans Farm Marketplace

Phase 1 of Evans Farm commercial is scheduled to start during the first quarter of 2019. The image to the left is a visual representation of the first building on the east side of Evans Farm Dr. and is expected to house a bank, ice cream parlor, restaurant with a brewery, and a wine and cheese bar. On the second story small business spaces are available and the third story will be apartments for those interested in living in the downtown area of Evans Farm.

Also included in Phase 1 of commercial, are condos. These will start on the east side of Evans Farm Dr., just north of the Phase 1 building, shown above. All of the condos are planned to be a townhouse-style, rather than a ranch-style.

 

Christmas Open House(s)

Three builders opened their houses to over 100 visitors on December 12 and offered them free beverages and hors d’ouerves. The Open House(s) Tour began at 5773 Piatt Road built by Custom Elite Homes. Guests were treated to a beautiful sunset over the west lake from the wrap-around porch of this Craftsman Farmhouse style home. The full-sized refrigeration and freezer pair along with the stainless farm sink received the most compliments.

A short walk past one of Evans Farm’s first residents led guests to the Stonecliff Homes offering. Amish cabinetry and exquisite multi-layer millwork were favorites. This home offers a first floor master suite and a flexible second floor layout that boasts more than 2,500 square feet.

The final home of the tour is being built by 3 Pillar Homes. Visitors were wowed by the wide-open main floor plan. The kitchen is truly the heart of this home located in the center of the action. The deep front porch will overlook the downtown district and a private covered rear porch will offer residents a quiet place to relax.

2018-12-20T11:47:12-04:00 December 20th, 2018|Newsletters|

Christmas Open Houses

Come join us at Evans Farm’s Christmas Party and tour homes from the following builders:

  • Custom Elite Homes (5773 Piatt Road)
  • Stonecliff Homes (1923 Poplar Place)
  • 3 Pillar Homes (1893 Red Oak Street)

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Hors D’ Oeuvres & Drinks Will Be Provided.

RSVP to khall@evansfarmoh.com

 

2018-12-12T11:09:46-04:00 November 20th, 2018|Events|

Evans Farm in Delaware County to Include $20 Million Sports Complex

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch

Planned for construction in Evans Farm, Project Grand Slam will include six baseball diamonds, an indoor arena, and facilities suitable for a number of sports including baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field. As the population of Orange Township and the need for recreational facilities continue to climb, the complex will help meet a major need of the community.

Read about it in The Columbus Dispatch.

2018-11-08T13:09:10-04:00 November 8th, 2018|News Coverage|

October/November 2018 Newsletter

The 2019 BIA Parade of Homes

Written by: Tracy Schiefferle, Assistant Executive Director, BIA of Central Ohio

Since 1943, the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio has represented single- and multi-family homebuilders, developers and remodelers throughout the area.  The BIA Parade of Homes has been wowing hundreds of thousands of visitors for 66 years, via its tour of new homes featuring the latest and greatest in-home design and decor.  Each year, central Ohio’s premier builders showcase their homes, offering Parade guests the opportunity experience the most current trends firsthand.

On behalf of the BIA, we are very excited to present the 2019 BIA Parade of Homes at Evans Farm.    

The concept of Evans Farm becoming a Parade of Homes site has been discussed for a while now.  Finally seeing it come together is exciting.  The New Urbanism living and design concepts that Evans Farm brings to the table will be a bit different for the Parade of Homes and we think that the public will respond with enthusiasm.

Evans Farm checked all the boxes for our Parade of Homes site selection committee.  The roughly 1,200-acre mixed use development offers Olentangy schools, a convenient location just north of Lewis Center Road.  The New Urbanism concept promotes walkable neighborhoods and a variety of architectural custom homes featuring front porches and hidden parking.  The concept of connecting neighbors and bringing people together is front and center with the network of paths and ponds, parks and green spaces.     

Our BIA member builders find the site appealing for the above but also the community’s architectural diversity of styles that include Craftsman, Italianate, Victorian and French Eclectic.  With a dozen plus BIA member builders participating in the 2019 Parade, we are excited about the opportunity to showcase some new builders to the Parade as well as the return of some veteran Parade builders.  It’s always exciting to see what different designs and floor plans the builders bring to a Parade home and with the Evans Farm design concept this will be a must-see Parade.

Evans Farm will be the 67th year the BIA has presented a Parade of Homes to the central Ohio Community.  Our first Parade was in 1952 and was a scattered site Parade throughout Upper Arlington.  Since that time the Parade has been at locations all over central Ohio.  We recently completed uploading the past Parade guide books to our Parade website and it’s been so fun to look back and see how the locations, homes and décor has changed over the past 66 years.

The one thing that fortunately hasn’t changed is the community’s interest in coming out each year to see the latest and greatest in new homes.  One of the best parts of my job is just strolling through the Parade site and listening to the attendees’ comments.  Everyone has an opinion about the styles and décor and it’s as varied as the homes can be.

As one can imagine, there is quite a bit of planning that goes into a Parade.  Aside from the builders working on their homes, the BIA event team goes to work to secure sponsors and exhibitors, site and parking layout, staffing, publicity and on and on.  Each location presents a different set of circumstances and all of that must be considered when trying to put together the best Parade experience for our guests.  There are lots of planning meetings well in advance.  Tony and Dan have been working with us to start plans and they have visited with our team during the past two Parades to get a good understanding of some of the behind the scenes issues.  I am excited to be working with them on plans for 2019.  It’s going to be fantastic Parade of Homes and I look forward to seeing the central Ohio community out to tour it July 13-28.

YMCA Update

The YMCA of Central Ohio recently completed its Market Analysis for a new YMCA, an important milestone in the effort to partner with the community to develop a new Y at Evans Farm.   The study, completed by Triangle2 Solutions, revealed a great amount of interest in supporting a new YMCA through participation in membership and programs.  As it pertains to the facility, the greatest amount of interest centered around swimming pools, a walking/running track, fitness center, gymnasium and outdoor turf.  The YMCA’s Senior Vice President on the project, Brian Kridler, had this to say: “All of the amenities that we would expect to hear about were there, but there was also a significant amount of interest expressed in arts programming, so we are taking that into account with our initial facility design.  The preliminary concepts will be completed by the end of October at which point we will begin holding community meetings to collect feedback and solidify the vision so that we can begin the really critical work of fundraising.  There will soon be opportunities for everyone to get involved.”  When asked what surprised him the most, Brian shared, “The number of members that the study said we would attract was larger than we anticipated.  It was great news, but we had to rethink the size of the building needed to serve this family-focused community.”

New Faces

Evans Farm has expanded its staff to include two new personnel, Bob Kuederle and Joshua Perry. These recent hires will positively impact the development as the community continues to grow. As Phase 1 nears completion, Phase 2 is in progress of engineering and approvals.

Mr. Kuederle is a licensed professional engineer, directing our engineering and construction operations. Mr. Kuederle joined Evans Farm after serving as a Vice President for American Structurepoint in its Columbus office for six years. Before that, Mr. Kuederle served in various roles with Woolpert, a national design, infrastructure and geospatial firm.

As our Director of Development, Mr. Kuederle oversees our capital program including design, engineering, permitting, construction and site management. He is responsible for procurement and managing a wide range of vendors including professional services consultants and construction contractors.

Mr. Perry, well known in the area for graduating from Olentangy High School and continuing to The Ohio State University while pursuing his football career, graduated from OSU with a degree in Consumer Sciences. During his time in college, Mr. Perry spent time with M/I Homes and Continental Realty (now Newmark Knight Frank), and through his time with these firms learned many skills that will help him transition into his position at Evans Farm.

His position will mainly focus on client and customer relations. He will bring his relationships and knowledge of the area to this team. In addition to his position at Evans Farm, Joshua is a licensed Realtor with Buckeye National Realty, locally.

Onsite Update

As homeowners are eager to move into their newly constructed houses, Evans Farm is excited to announce that Phase I construction is nearing completion. All of the utilities are wrapping up, while the paving of all the roads and alleys are also finishing. It is estimated that the paving will be completed before Thanksgiving.

With approximately 20 houses under construction and a few expected to be finished in the next few weeks, Evans Farm is progressing into the Lewis Center neighborhood that everyone has been talking about. Several of our approved builders have started homes onsite, with some still available for purchase. If you are interested in learning more about the community or the builders, please contact us at 740-548-0113 or stop in our sales office.

Tailgate Throwdown

The Ohio State Buckeyes rallied against the Penn State Nittany Lions to upset the white-out crowd in a 27-26 game at Happy Valley. This ‘edge of your seat’ match-up was pre-gamed at the Evans Farm site by 200-300 people who wanted to learn more about the community, hang out with their future neighbors, walk through the nearby house, play cornhole, make buckeye necklaces, and meet Joshua Perry (former OSU linebacker).

Three Joshua Perry signed footballs and a signed a pair of cornhole boards were raffled off to some of the attendees. All of the proceeds of this raffle went to support the Joshua Perry Family Foundation.

  

2018-10-30T10:26:39-04:00 October 19th, 2018|Newsletters|

August/September 2018 Newsletter

The lead article of our newsletter typically features a local leader who shares with us their perspective on the values of community.  With all of the wonderful things going on in the Evans Farm neighborhood, we elected to take this issue’s lead article and highlight some of these.  Our next issue will return to feature another community member.

The 2018 BIA Parade of Homes

The 2018 BIA Parade of Homes opened in Jerome Village on September 1. The designs of each of these are wonderful, with each being uniquely designed and crafted.   The creativity and craftsmanship displayed throughout each home truly represents these builders as among the finest that we have in our community.  Likewise, the landscape and interior designs were equally appealing.   Bob Webb’s wall-less kitchen and outdoor entertainment area; 3 Pillar’s spacious first floor living space and beautiful brick exterior; Coppertree’s 3-story rotunda; and Romanelli & Hughes’ wrap around deck were just a few of the memorable moments in our visit to the Parade.

This year’s Parade features several preferred builders of our Evans Farm community, including Bob Webb Homes, 3 Pillar Homes, Romanelli and Hughes Homes, Manor Homes, Arthur Ruttenberg Homes, and Coppertree Homes.  Congratulations to Jon Melchi, Tracy Schiefferle, Krissy Ciacchi, Craig Tuckerman and the many volunteers and workers who have contributed to the outstanding event!  Take a couple of hours and treat yourself to a visit this year’s Parade at Jerome Village!

The 2019 BIA Parade of Homes

The BIA is pleased to announce that Evans Farm will be hosting the 2019 Parade of Homes.  We at Evans Farm are honored to be welcoming the BIA and all of their members to our community!  The BIA is currently accepting builder-members to participate in the Parade. This terrific showcase of homes, craftsmen and design will be held along Evans Farm Drive with each home oriented towards our central green space.  The 2019 Parade will be the crowning jewel of the initial phase of Evans Farm.  We are thrilled to welcome all of the builders, designers and craftsmen, as well as, all of the guests who will be viewing (and possibly living in) these showcase homes.  The initial plan of the BIA is to hold the event in July of next year.  Please stay tuned for details as they become available through the BIA.

We Are Growing!

It’s becoming difficult to keep up, but Evans Farm currently has 14 beautiful new homes currently under construction, with a number of new plans under review and soon to be approved for beginning construction!  Several of these homes are being designed and constructed for families and are already sold.  3 Pillar Homes, Silvestri Group, Stonecliff Homes, The Bellepoint Company, Bob Webb Homes, Custom Elite Homes, and GreenTech Construction are currently active in constructing beautiful single-family homes in the Evans Farm community.

We are anticipating the start of construction of the townhomes and the first phase of the marketplace, commercial district as well.  Our plans have been submitted to Orange Township for their reviews and approvals.  We are optimistic that the first phase of the townhomes and marketplace will begin in late-2018 or early-2019.

We also anticipate the completion of the construction of the streets, alleys and infrastructure for Phase 1 by the end of October 2018.

Roasted!

Freshly picked sweet corn, smothered in butter with juicy watermelon and grilled hot dogs attracted approximately 50 people to the Evans Farm Corn Roast on July 24. Future families, builders, real estate agents and local neighbors met on the sales center patio to visit with each other while enjoying a beautiful July evening. Over 200 ears of corn were picked that morning, boiled and covered in butter for the community to enjoy. The corn that was not shucked and boiled, but left over from the event, was given to the families at the end of the night.

YMCA

Written by: Brian Kridler, Senior Vice President, YMCA of Central Ohio

The YMCA remains committed to working with Evans Farm and the local community to bring a YMCA facility to the development.  In July and August, the YMCA contracted with a third-party market research firm that specializes in YMCAs to scientifically gauge the interest in a new YMCA in Lewis Center.  The detailed results from that study are forthcoming, but one thing was clear from the early analysis, the community wants pools!  Initial schematic design for a facility is underway and will be completed once the details of the market study are fully reported.  At that time, the development of several major gifts will begin in earnest and the formation of a new facility steering committee will be underway.  Look for a gathering to be hosted by the Y to fully report what the community shared and a sneak peek at early design concepts.  If you have an interest in being a part of the volunteer team that will work with the Y and the community to make a YMCA happen, please contact bkridler@ymcacolumbus.org.

Survival Training

At the beginning of the summer, several elementary students in the Olentangy Local School system attended a summer camp at Arrowhead Elementary. Approximately 30 students chose to learn more about survival training. The Evans Farm staff helped organize with local educators to teach important topics about surviving in nature. Among these educators were Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, Army Corps of Engineers – Olentangy Watershed and Preservation Parks of Delaware County. Some of the topics included, How to Build a Fire, Water Cycle for Animals, Water Safety Training, Tracking Ohio Mammals, and Wildlife Competition Lesson. The students seemed to have a great time learning about nature and developing skills that could help them survive in the wild!

Upcoming Events

2018-11-01T10:19:31-04:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Builders!

This is your opportunity to learn more about the custom home building process from the experts!

Light Hors D’ Oeuvres and Beverages Will Be Served.

Where: The Evans Farm Sales Center

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

RSVP to kpiper@evansfarmoh.com

October 9

Sierra Custom Homes, Cua Builders, Silvestri Homes and Bob Webb Homes

2018-10-02T10:07:35-04:00 September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|