Sonoma developer Steve Ledson has held building permits for his 2-acre lot on West Spain Street site since December 2016 but initial work on the planned 18-unit housing development – called Nicora Place – was prolonged by the wet winter.

Bulldozers now dot the lot on West Spain Street and a crew is hard at work on the 2-acre lot opposite the intersection of Juniper Serra Drive.

Ledson is building 18 two-story single family homes around a tight U-shaped two-way private street, similar to his development Boccoli Place on West MacArthur Street. Each house has three bedrooms and either 2 or 2.5 baths.

Five unit models are styled in one of 12 different architectural treatments, including farmhouse, craftsman, Victorian and French. Most units are identical to those built in the Boccoli Place subdivision.

Four of the units are considered “affordable housing.”

Each house has a small yard and a small park is located in the rear center of the subdivision. A total of 90 replacement trees are proposed for the site.

The living areas range from 1,247 to 1,472 square feet and each house has a one or two story attached garage, Lots sizes range from 2,555 square feet to 6,713 square feet.

All of the units will be rental properties, not available for purchase. Ledson expects to begin marketing the properties for rent in July. In the works since 2012, Ledson has his fingers crossed that the houses will be occupied by the end of the year.