A new housing development is under construction in the Countryway Area.
The development will include 91 single family homes located at the intersection of Montague Street and Memorial Highway.
The community named Champions Forest is an Ashton Woods Homes development and would consist of three- and four-bedroom homes. Ashton Woods has constructed numerous communities in Arizona, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.
Crenshaw Reserve, located in Lutz, is an Ashton Woods development.
The Champions Forest neighborhood is still in the early stages. Land is currently being cleared and utilities are being installed underground, said Mike Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods.
Construction on curbing and roads will begin in the next month, Roche said. Two model homes - a 1,700-square-foot home and a 3,400-square-foot home - should be complete by January.
The community, which is within walking distance of Super Target at 11627 W. Hillsborough Ave. and Alonso High School, has already created a buzz.
"We have had a tremendous amount of interest in Champions Forest," Roche said. "We get 5 to 10 phone calls a week."
Currently a roundabout exist at the intersection of Memorial Highway and Montague Street.
"Hillsborough County has no plans to alter the roundabout," said Steve Valdez, Hillsborough County spokesperson. "If there are any alterations that are required it would on the developer."
Currently Ashton Woods has no plans to alter the roundabout. A separate left turning lane into the community would be constructed near the roundabout, said Dave Brown, land development manager for Champions Forest.
Ashton Woods has started a VIP interest list for Champions Forest. Pre-sales will begin toward the end of the year.
"We should be able to sell and build all 91 lots in two and a half years," Roche said.
For more information, visit Ashton Woods online.