Thursday December 14, 2017
The O’Brien Brothers officially cut the ribbon on a new residential community in South Burlington December 8. Hillside at O’Brien Farm will soon become home to more than 100 families, featuring residences of architectural variety, a neighborhood recreational park, and views of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.
O’Brien Brothers, a family-owned real estate development and management company local to South Burlington and founded by Daniel J. and Leo O’Brien Jr., have been behind numerous residential and commercial projects in the area over the past six decades. Over the coming months, the firm will transform an open 30-acre lot into a new community. Beginning with the first phase of development, Hillside will include 118 housing units along with pedestrian amenities throughout the community including sidewalks, recreation paths, conserved greenspace, and O’Brien Park, a new landscaped public park complete with playground equipment and room to recreate.
“Our vision for Hillside at O’Brien Farm is a pedestrian scaled neighborhood with inviting and varied architecture, and one that is attractive to homeowners in every stage of life,” said Evan Langfeldt, O’Brien Brothers president and CEO. “The O’Brien family has deep roots in this land, having raised multiple generations there over the past seventy years, and they look forward to welcoming others to this special property that has meant so much to them.”
Hillside at O’Brien Farm will offer a variety of living arrangements from single family homes to townhomes, with accessible designs for single level living as well as homes designed for families.
“It is well documented that the options currently available in all areas of the housing market are inadequate,” said Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford. “Growing our housing supply, at all income levels, will go a long way to achieving the goal of making Vermont more affordable. The 118 new homes being built here at O’Brien Farm move us closer to reaching this goal and serving the growing housing needs of South Burlington and Chittenden County.”