Local homebuilder Pepper Viner Homes is reviving a west-side community, citing the steady improvement in the housing market.

Silverbell Commons, on Silverbell and Goret roads, is now open for sales.

It will feature 51 one- and two-story homes with two and three bedrooms. Prices start at $169,990.

“We are very pleased and excited to bring Pepper Viner homes with an affordable price to this convenient west-side neighborhood,” said CEO Bill Viner. “Silverbell Commons is located along scenic Silverbell Road with easy access to and minutes from shopping, recreation, medical, restaurants, downtown, UA, and Pima Community College.”

The community was developed by another homebuilder and originally opened in 2006. There are 34 existing homes.

Development stopped during the economic downturn and Viner said the timing is right to build again.

“Silverbell Commons has an excellent price point and interest rates are still very low,” he said, noting there are “very few new home buying opportunities in this west-side neighborhood.”

The only other community under construction west of downtown is Lennar Homes Starr Pass Vistas, on the corner of Starr Pass and Greasewood. Details about the size of the community have not been posted to Lennar’s website yet and the company did not respond to multiple inquiries.

Silverbell Commons homes will range in size from 1,241 to 1,621 square feet with great rooms and two-car garages.

Visit pepperviner.com or call 529-7038 for more information.

Contact reporter Gabriela Rico at grico@tucson.com.