Text and photos by Kathryn Jones

Last week’s open house for the new compact cottage-style development going up on Holden Street drew a steady stream of curious and interested visitors.

Craig Dodson of Cactus Creek Homes and design planner Larry Garnett teamed up to develop the affordable, upscale and energy-efficient homes.

The one-story home is completed and the interior of the two-story home next door is under construction

Guests at the open house were very interested in the solar tubes that let in natural light, the closets with their built-in organization systems and the energy-efficient appliances that come with the home.