New Housing Development Under Construction in Upshur County

A new housing development is under construction in Upshur County. Developers said the project is nothing that's ever been seen in Buckhannon.

Work has already started on the first five town homes in this $5-7 million project.  The development will be similar to a housing development in Randolph County, named Edgewater. 

"I've been working with the development authority in Upshur County for almost two years to bring a product to Buckhannon, that I've built in Elkins over the last 10 years. I've built over 100 properties in Elkins of higher end rental property," said Lanny Doerr, president of Doerr Corporation.

The houses are being constructed at the former Phillips Dairy Farm near Buckhannon. Work has begun on the first five units. Doerr said once these are finished work will begin on another five units.

The first five townhomes each of which will consist of three bedrooms, two with a full bath and master bedroom on the first level, walk in closets, oversized two car garage, vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen cabinets, and either granite or corian counter tops. Unit

"Our goal is to build at least 30 units, we build them in five at a time, and we hope these five which our townhouses, two story townhouses with a master suite on the first floor to be ready in the Spring," Doerr said.

Developers said there's a huge demand for homes like this, and Buckhannon is the right place for them. Units will rent from $995 and up plus utilities.

"Our market is higher end market these will rent for a $1,000 to $1,250 a month, and it's a different market that we recognize in Upshur County that there's a need for," Doerr said.

Doerr also said there's economic development in the Randolph Upshur County Area.

"We think there is some growth. There's a lot happening in Upshur County. I've been doing this for 10 to 15 years. As I said I have probably on a rental basis 60 to 70 of these units in Elkins, and we have probably have a 99 percent occupancy rate. So we think it will be better in Buckhannon," Doerr said.

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