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A California developer has filed plans with Bozeman to swap a trailer park off North Wilson Avenue with a series of duplexes.

Williams Homes, LLC, a Santa Clarita-based company, filed the informal concept review to convert the less than two-acre property the company hopes to buy at North Wilson Avenue and Short Street.

The current plan is to replace the longtime trailer park on the land with 16 three-story duplexes. Each 1,800-square-foot home is designed to include three bedrooms and come with a small apartment above a garage that future owners can rent out.

If the idea makes it through city planning, building could start as soon as this summer. If that’s the case, the residential trailers will be removed from the site and the several existing rentals will be demolished, according to the plans.

Chris Budeski with Bozeman-based Madison Engineering, which is representing the California company, said the project aims to make a lot of use of a little space.

“Really you’re getting 32 homes,” he said, describing the attached small apartments that come with each property. “This is a good infill project.”

Budeski said the homes will potentially be for sale. Each home will sit on an individual lot and share a wall with its neighbor, with a yard facing the street and garages backed up on the existing alley.

According to the Williams Homes, LLC website, the developers have built and delivered hundreds of homes throughout California with prices ranging from $159,000 to $1 million. Their portfolio ranges from townhomes to gated luxury neighborhoods.

The company hasn’t announced yet how much the possible future Bozeman homes would cost, or how the transition from trailer park to duplexes would happen.

The land is currently in the hands of AG Real Estate Investments LLC in Bozeman. If the project gets the OK, new water and sewer services will need to expand from North Wilson to the new properties.

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