Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Business Briefs; New Land Growth at Eagle Harbor, Black Creek

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Business Briefs; New Land Growth at Eagle Harbor, Black Creek

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Byline: DEBORA BUEHN, Clay County Line correspondent

Real estate continues to be a popular draw to Clay County, with three new developments -- two at Eagle Harbor and one along Black Creek -- under way.

The Black Creek development will be called Black Creek Harbor. Located off Cornell Road in the historic district of Middleburg, the gated, waterfront neighborhood will be made up of nine lots that total about 20 acres, said Victoria Robbins, whose company, Victoria Robbins Realty Inc., is marketing the property.

Individual lots vary from about 1 acre to about 1.7 acres. Lots have anywhere from 120 feet to 600 feet of water frontage, and buyers can build private docks and boathouses on the creek, which is navigable to the St. Johns River, Robbins said. Lot prices range from about $158,000 to $300,000.

"I know a lot of people are concerned about flooding on Black Creek, but this particular piece of property is pretty high, and it rolls. It looks like Ravine Gardens," she said.

Property owners will be able to choose their own builder, and will not have to build within any time limit. House plans will go before an architectural review committee, Robbins said.

Response to the property has been "excellent," Robbins said, and three lots have been sold.

At Eagle Harbor, land is being cleared for two of the last neighborhoods to be a part of the Fleming Island development.

Fairway Ridge will be located along Lakeshore Drive North, said Roger Arrowsmith, project manager for Eagle Harbor.

"That will be our very last golf community neighborhood," Arrowsmith said. About 28 lots will make up the approximately 7-acre neighborhood, with many of the lots sitting adjacent to the golf course. Prices for homes and lots are expected to range from about $350,000 to $500,000.

The second Eagle Harbor neighborhood is on Lakeshore Drive West near White Owl Road. …

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