A new home constructed by Collinsville Area Vocational Center (CAVC) Building Trades students is complete, ready for showing and sale.
Following 17 months of construction – representing nearly 11,000 hours of student hands-on work – the house at 200 Reed Street in Collinsville is ready for a buyer. The public may view the new home at two open houses: Saturday, June 17 and Saturday, June 24 from 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
The house, located at the corner of Reed and Church Streets, is approximately 1,700 square feet. It includes three bedrooms, three full baths, main floor laundry, vaulted ceilings, solid surface counter tops, gas fireplace, double car garage and partially finished lower level.
The home will be offered for sale through a closed bidding process. Beginning June 20, bid sheets can be picked up the Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 administrative office at 201 W. Clay Street, Collinsville, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bidding closes on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Collinsville Board of Education will formally accept the winning bid during their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 17. If no bid meets the board’s minimum requirement, the house will be listed for sale.
Construction on the house at 200 Reed Street began in August of 2015. The site was once a dilapidated property. The condemned home was razed by Noeth Excavating of Caseyville. Rather than develop the property themselves, the Noeth family chose to donate the lot to the Vocational Center. George Noeth is a retired CAVC machining teacher and his sons, who own the excavating service, are graduates of Collinsville High School.
This is the 19th house built by Collinsville Area Vocational Center students. The first house was constructed in 1973. Due to increased costs and the housing market crash, the home building program was cut from the CAVC budget in 2009. Due to overwhelming public support, funds were reallocated in the CAVC budget 2013. Following the Noeth family’s generous gift of property, CAVC could once again offer real-life training for students interested in the building arts.