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City Administrator Cami Rasmussen has long been one of Solon’s biggest advocates, helping support small businesses in a town that has grown substantially over the last decade. New businesses and housing developments continue to sprout up, including Watts Development Group’s Trail Ridge Estates, which Ms. Rasmussen calls the “largest development in Solon in several years.” Trail Ridge Estates, located along Highway 382 NE, will offer new homes including single-family, zero-lot and townhomes. Amenities include fishing ponds, a community dog park and nature observation areas. The subdivision’s first phase will have 69 lots, with 23 of those duplex lots and the remainder single-family home lots. The remaining 151 lots will be built over the next 10 years, said Adam Hahn, director of construction services for Watts Development Group. He anticipated it would take three to five years for phase one to be completed. Around 10 homes are to be started this fall, marking Watts' first major foray into the Solon market. “It’s been about a year of moving dirt on this subdivision to get going,” Mr. Hahn said. “Solon is a very desirable town when you look at what it [offers] downtown, especially considering its school district. We’ve been high on Solon for quite some time, trying to figure out the only way we can get into that market. It took us some time to find the right place.” The homes are expected to sell anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million. “We’re working hard to ensure the residential growth doesn’t mean the small town feel is lost,” Ms. Rasmussen added.