Gossamer Grove: Shafter's largest home development takes flight

Builders are keeping busy with steady work on the homes at the Gossamer Grove development in southeast Shafter.

A huge, pre-recession housing development along 7th Standard Road has come back to life and could see people moving in as soon as October.

Gossamer Grove, a more than 3,000-home community with two planned schools and nine parks, was among several area projects halted by the housing crash.

It’s unclear when, or if, those other projects, totaling another nearly 6,000 homes, will come to fruition.

So far only 400 of Gossamer’s homes have been approved by the Shafter City Council; five to 10 of those homes, plus a park, will be built by the end of this

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