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The Enos House crept to its temporary home on Friday so work on a mixed-use development can get underway. 

Last month, crews from Brandt House and Building Movers prepared the structure to be relocated to make way for the new development on the land where the old farmhouse stood for more than 100 years.

Developer NKT Commercial also had to grade the site in preparation of the move.

The 113-acre parcel of land, which once was the Enos family farm, soon will become the new home of Costco, along with a host of other businesses and restaurants. Developers also plan to add a residential component to the Enos Ranchos property near Betteravia Road and Highway 101. Costco is expected to be open next summer, according to city officials. 

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Along with commercial and residential parts of the coming development, there will be a city park included in the design, which is where the house will be relocated.

“The plan is for it to move across the property, directly to the west, and be placed somewhere within the area designated for the new park. When that happens, then they will build a new foundation in a different location. When it is time, they will go over and set the house on top of it,” said Larry Appel, Santa Maria Community Development Department director.

Logan B. Anderson covers city government in Santa Maria for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter: @LoganBAnderson.

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