More homes and yet more homes are going in, with new communities popping up.
The Silverfield Group of Jacksonville has purchased 21.85 acres at the north end of Pablo Point Drive, nestled in between Pablo Point to the south and Queen’s Harbour to the north. With mostly marsh to the east, it’s about the last bit of buildable land in the immediate area.
There, they’re going to put Waterside at San Pablo, a single-family community zoned for up to 42 lots, a minimum of 90-100 feet wide. Home prices are expected to be in the $400s to $600s.
Leed Silverfield said the project is still in design and engineering, but they hope to break ground early next year. Builders haven’t been chosen. He said it hasn’t been determined if it will be gated.
Silverfield paid $1,175,000 for the property, buying it from the Hodges family.
A new 23-lot, single-home community is going into Ponte Vedra Beach. EvenTide at 1044 Ponte Vedra Blvd. is being developed by GreenPointe Communities. It has frontage on the Guana River to the west, with a park and viewing tower planned and private access to the beach across the street.
Ed Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe, said lot sizes range from about one-third acre to over an acre, with prices starting in the $600s. But one lot is likely to be close to $1 million, he said.
He’s guessing total home/land prices will average about $1.5 million. Asked what he thought it brought to the area, he said, “This gives families a chance to have new construction in a community environment.”
He expects to announce preferred builders soon. All home plans will have to be approved, but the community won’t be gated. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is marketing it.
GreenPointe bought the property, about 15 acres, from the Stockton family in 2015 for $6.1 million.
BBX Capital, the developers of Beacon Lake, announced that Dream Finders Homes and Mattamy Homes are the exclusve builders for Phase 1 of the new community on County Road 210 in St. Johns County. They plan to build about 150 homes each, with prices from the high $200s to $500,000.
Dream Finder’s lots will be 43 and 63 feet wide, Mattamy’s 53 and 73 feet wide.
The full master plan for Beacon Lake calls for 1,280 single-family homes and 196 townhomes on 630 acres. Among the amenities is a 43-acre lake.
The community is expected to open early next year with model homes.
Beacon Lake is part of a larger project once called Twin Creeks. But it’s been broken into three communities along County Road 210: Beacon Lake, Creekside at Twin Creeks with plans for 591 homes and Beachwalk with plans for up to 850 homes, 1 million square feet of retail, 700,000 square feet of office and up to 2 million square feet of flex-warehouse space.
The Klotz Group of Companies of Atlantic Beach paid $32 million for the 336-unit Oaks at Normandy apartment complex at 7777 Normandy Blvd. It was built in 2007 and is 95 percent occupied. But Jeff Klotz said work is planned on it.
“While the property is relatively new,” he said, “we have major plans for improvements including interior unit upgrades and modernization, exterior, landscaping and grounds upgrades and additional amenities for the property. We think the sub-market and its growth demands and would benefit greatly from a higher-quality asset.”
S2 Capital of Addison, Texas, paid $28.3 million for the Casa del Rio St. Johns apartments at 3500 University Blvd. N. and renamed them Treehouse Apartments. The 458-unit complex was built in 1973 and last sold for $20.25 million last year.
A flooring retailer has signed a lease on a not-yet-built building near the St. Johns Town Center. The retailer hasn’t been named, but Cantrell & Morgan and partner Stiles Corp. are developing the 6-acre parcel just south of TopGolf. The developer has a contract to buy the land from the Skinner family and a lease with the retailer. The project is going through the rezoning process, which Chris Morgan said he expects to be approved on Sept. 7. If that happens, he said, the partners should close on the property in October and then construct the building. It’s going to be big — 74,000 square feet.
The parcel is also next to the planned iFly indoor skydiving center and there are efforts to put more entertainment-themed businesses there. But Morgan said there’s room for other businesses.
“It’s really a matter of who can pay the most and who can do the deal,” he said. “It’s great to say ‘Put a bowling alley there.’ But can the bowling alley pay for it?
“It’s great to have successfuly family entertainment, but that list is somewhat short. We think we’re meeting the need for a destination-type retailer.”
Last week’s column had a lot of words in it and even more letters. Unfortunately, two of them were wrong:
Blake Odom is the owner of the Workout Anytime franchise that just opened on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park. Not Odum.
DPR Construction has the $123 million contract for the new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Marco. Not DBR.
I need to do better …
2333 St. Johns Bluff Road S., two-story addition to Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, $150,000, 1,150 square feet, SSS Construction.
9731 Beach Blvd., demolition to make way for new Wawa store and gas station, Lockwood Quality Demolition.
8650 Old Kings Road S., preparing space for H&R Block, $37,400, 1,500 square feet, Building Dynamics. Buildout permit will come later.
4455 Atlantic Blvd., swimming pool modification at Episcopal High School, $250,000, Crown Pool Cleaning.
8401-8415 McGirts Village Lane, eight new townhomes in McGirts Village, off Kinkaid Road and 103rd Street, $85,000 each, American Classic Homes.
9527 Hood Road, new office building for Kirbyco Builders, $850,000, 6,929 square feet, The Angelo Group.
3609 N. Main St., tenant buildout for Lucky Spot arcade, $12,800, Prism Design & Construction.
1344 University Blvd., tenant buildout for Spin-N-Win, $15,950, 2,300 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.
14546 Old St. Augustine Road, interior buildout for Baptist Health cardiac rehab, $349,916, 2,894 square feet, Auld & White Constructors.
14185 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for Yoga Den, $18,500, 1,080 square feet, Smith/Young Development.
10913 Beach Blvd., demolish clock shop and warehouse to make room for Gate carwash, $39,000, 6,330 square feet, Realco Recycling.
14866 Old St. Augustine Road, tenant buildout for Lemongrass Thai Bistro, $187,717, MW Master Builders.
4893 Town Center Pkwy., remodel CVS store, $125,000, Diamond Contractors.
3563 Philips Hwy., tenant buildout for Baptist Health, $468,443, 13,887 square feet, Adams Interior Contractors.
14329 Beach Blvd., work for new Florida Cracker Kitchen, $180,000, 4,000 square feet, B Cool Air Conditioning and Heating.
11629 Beach Blvd., replace underground storage tanks at Citgo station, $190,000, Petroleum Technicians.
8102 Blanding Blvd., tenant buildout for Riquísimo Latin restaurant, $18,000, 1,867 square feet, Andesco.
11043 Crystal Springs Road, renovations for Greenberg dental office, $140,000, 2,938 square feet, Tri-City Environmental.
10400 San Jose Blvd., tenant buildout for Thrive Chiropractic Center, $102,815, 2,220 square feet, Direct Movement.
12540 Bartram Park Blvd., tenant buildout for First Watch restaurant, $402,181, 3,400 square feet, Scherer Construction of Northeast Florida.
Morgan Automotive Group of Tampa paid $3 million for Kia of Orange Park, 6373 Blanding Blvd., and $2.5 million for Southside Kia, 9401 Atlantic Blvd.
ACS Mandarin Crossing LLC et al, affiliated with Skinner Brothers Realty, paid $4.1 million for the shopping center at 4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive. It was built in 2004 and last sold for $3.45 million in 2010.
Matthew and Amanda Jackson paid $1.19 million for the 5,120-square-foot home at 748 S. Alhambra Drive. It was built in 1999 and last sold for $640,000 in 2000.
Albert and Cynthia Calland paid $1,175,000 for a new 3,338-square-foot house at 317 8thSt., Atlantic Beach. The vacant lot sold for $483,000 last year after a previous home had been demolished.
Holdings LLC of Jacksonville paid $2.14 million for the 9,803-square-foot shopping center at 10140 Philips Hwy. It was built in 1984.
Julie Saigal paid $1.25 million for the condo at 205 St. 1st St., Jacksonville Beach. It was built in 2003 and sold for $1.7 million in 2004.
David and Catherine Friedline paid $1.19 million for the 4,352-square-foot home at 2902 Holly Ave. in Ortega. It was built in 1910 and last sold for $1.2 million in 2007.
Roger.Bull@jacksonville.com; (904) 359-4296