Sarah Peck received the Chester County 2020 Citizen Planner Award on April 25 2019. The non profit organization promotes managed growth and preservation of open space through education and dialogue between Cuonty’s civic, business and political leaders. Pictured above: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Chester County 2020 board member, David Ward, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Sarah Peck, Judy DiFilippo, Chester County 2020 board member and Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.
Read text of Sarah Peck’s acceptance speech here:
A process that transforms once blighted areas into beautiful, and vibrant residential living.
Sarah Peck is in the vanguard of developing affordably priced new homes in in-fill locations around Philadelphia. Check out her comments below showcasing how vacant or underutilized land is repurposed for today’s growing market.
Arbor Knoll, created on the heels of the highly successful Arbor Heights and Arbor Mews communities, plays an integral role in transforming Norristown into a thriving and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play.
On April 11, 2019, at its annual Synergy Awards for excellence, the Homebuilders Associations of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties awarded Arbor Knoll’s Porter II floor plan the best multifamily floor plan for its size category. At nearly 1700 s.f., the Porter II townhome offers tremendous value for the money.
The innovative back-to-back design has a tandem two car garage tucked beneath the home. The resulting higher density keeps costs down and prices more affordable. All 34 homes at Arbor Knoll are affordably priced for the market, which, coupled with attractive financing for first time homebuyers have resulted in the entire community being nearly sold out in less than a year. Despite its complex design, a great deal of natural light floods the living spaces through oversized ceilings and tall windows with transoms. As a result, the home feels very private despite its being situated between two other homes and in back of a third home. Extensive sound mitigation construction details ensure maximum privacy. Outdoor living spaces are provided by both a spacious balcony off the living level plus a huge roof deck. The top floor bedroom can flex as a man-cave or family room and its optional bathroom has been purchased by most homebuyers. The Porter II’s 4 story vertical design offers the millennial buyer the privacy of a townhome with extensive living space in 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The stairs do not seem to bother this young buyer. The majority purchasing this value-packed plan have a young child or are starting their families. As a result, this is the perfect entry level starter home for a growing family. “We are so gratified that over 90 percent of the homes sold at Arbor Knoll are to first time homebuyers,” says Sarah Peck, President of the company developing Arbor Knoll. “And most households earn less than 120% of the county’s median income. It is rare to find well built, new construction homes in this location at such an affordable price point” All homes at Arbor Knoll are now sold. The decorated model home is now available for sale. Visit www.Arborknoll.net for details.
Pictured above: Gregory Wissman, AIA – architect for the project, Sarah Peck – Project Developer, Sharon Dienno- Danley Townhomes Sales Manager and Mark Schultz – Danley Townhomes construction manager. The award is presented annually by the Home Builders Associations of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties.
Arbor Knoll, created on the heels of the highly successful Arbor Heights and Arbor Mews communities, plays an integral role in transforming Norristown into a thriving and desirable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play. Gathered for a ribbon-cutting at Arbor Knoll on Wednesday are, from left, Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Rep. Tim Briggs (D-149th Dist.), developer Sarah Peck, Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh, Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones, and Norristown Municipal Council member Valerie Scott Cooper. Missing from photo is Council president Sonya Sanders.