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Prime Development has refined each of these ingredients during their more than 40 years of developing premier commercial and residential new home communities. Through careful land selection, financial wherewithal and innovation in land development, Prime Development has thrived in a difficult economic environment.

“You could describe our approach to community development as ‘contrarian’”, Dennis Patterson, director of sales and marketing for Prime Development explains. “When other developers are fearful to act—we act. While others are cutting corners to get by, we are adding amenities and landscaping, revamping existing plans, modifying price points, whatever it takes to make our communities complete, able to fulfill the needs and desires of our homeowners and their families. We put our stamp on everything we do.”

Prime Development was founded in 1966 by Clay Blair. It began as a land acquisition and consulting company, then expanded into development in response to the population and economic growth of Johnson County. Prime Development’s dramatic success is rooted in their philosophy of providing the right product in the right location at the right price point while exceeding their customers expectations.

One of Prime Development’s recent success stories is the resurrection of the community of Bluestem. Formerly known as Daybreak Ridge, the community was the victim of an uncertain economy. Prime Development recognized an exceptional opportunity to continue the community’s original vision, a plan the company modified to reflect their philosophy—attention to detail and commitment to environmental sustainability.

Bluestem offers an exceptional opportunity to purchase half-acre home sites at unprecedented price points. With today's emphasis on dense, mixed-use developments, communities like Bluestem are rare. The first phase is underway at Bluestem, and prospective homeowners can select from 75 home sites on which to create a custom-built home. Prices will typically range from $400,000s to the $800,000s+, and five furnished model homes have recently been completed by a renowned building team that includes James Engle Custom Homes, Roeser Homes, Summit Custom Homes and Starr Homes.

“The initial response has been incredible,” Patterson said. “With over 28 homes sold since January of this year and consistent home site reservations being taken, prospective homeowners are eager to take advantage of this unique opportunity that wasn’t available to them only a few months ago.”

An extensive amenities package is being added. A sizable lake serves as one of the community's focal points and there is more than one and a half miles of trails winding throughout the community. Construction has been started on the community's swimming pool and cabana complex that will include a full sized pool, children's pool, and play area.

Prime Development’s newest community in Olathe, Prairie Point, is conveniently located one block north of College Boulevard on Lone Elm Road. When complete, the multi-phase community will boast approximately 175 homes priced from the low $300’s that are highlighted by architectural nuances that lend a sophisticated, diverse aesthetic to Prairie Point.

Model homes may be disappearing in many communities, but not in Prime Development communities. Prairie Point features four furnished model homes by James Engle Custom Homes, Rodrock Homes and Summit Custom Homes. These gorgeous models are now open for daily tours.

Another of Prime Development’s popular communities is Prairie Brook. Prairie Brook features warm, inviting surroundings that make it the perfect place to call home and to raise a family. Single family homes from the low $300’s are nestled among the prairie grass and wildflowers of unspoiled northwest Olathe, situated just west of K-7 and College Boulevard.

The community has proven to be very popular. In fact, of the approximately 176 home sites that comprise the single-family phase of Prairie Brook, only 12 remain. To experience the difference of a community committed to putting the needs of its families first, homebuyers must act quickly. These 12 home sites will go fast.

Although the single family phase is nearly complete, Prairie Brook Villas offer ample opportunities to enjoy unbelievably affordable luxury villa living from the mid $200’s. Prairie Brook Villas offer a change in lifestyle, but not in elegance. The Villas offer a place to enjoy the good life without the worries of maintenance. Homebuyers should come and see what a new lifestyle can look like!

Prime Development is currently taking reservations for 15 exclusive home sites that have been created at Tallgrass at Wilderness Valley, located at 167th St. and Nall Avenue. An appreciation for the quality of life and commitment to excellence are what makes this community great for countless generations. This commitment to intelligent design with the timeless gifts of Mother Nature make Tallgrass at Wilderness Valley the “Natural Place to Live”.

When making the decision to purchase in a Prime Development community, prospective homeowners can feel secure they are investing in a Johnson County-based real estate company that prides itself on a long-running, financially secure history within the local real estate market. Prime Development's skilled and experienced team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, as well as a sense of pride in a continuing commitment to top-selling neighborhoods that are more than cookie-cutter subdivisions. Instead, prospective homeowners will find thoughtful residential enclaves that blend natural terrain, including restored prairie and wetland areas, with modern conveniences to create a community that's both environmentally respectful and appealing to a variety of residents.

To learn more about Prime Development and complete details and information about any of their communities, visit or call (913) 831-3388.

Successful residential developments require three crucial ingredients—land, financial stability and the expertise to transform the land into a new home community of unsurpassed quality.
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