"There's been a moratorium on building and that's probably been a real hindrance to the existing landowners," states JD Kehrman, City Manager of Nevada.
The neighborhood was annexed into the city 30 years ago without a sewer system, creating a 20 year hold on new construction.
"Upper end rental property is few and far between here in Nevada and we really have a great market for this," states J.J. Curtis, Vice President of Curtis and Sons INC.
Now the city is nearing completion on a $350,000 sewer line project in the neighborhood. It will allow property owners like J.J. Curtis to begin building.
"With utilities available now, we're going to be able to start marketing that property and hopefully get a buyer," states Curtis.
The start of the project has already spurred construction on new homes. It creates the potential of major economic development in the area.
"We have enough capacity on this new line to do industry. We have enough capacity for a lot more housing, we can just do any number of things from here," states Roger Beach, Field Operations Director.
City leaders say the neighborhood is well positioned along what will eventually be Interstate 49.
"That's got good connectivity to the Camp Clark exit, we really do anticipate a growth out there now that sewer is in place," states Beach.
The city was able to build the system using leftover loan funds to build the city's sewer treatment plan. Nevada City Manager expects the project to be complete in the fall.