Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

New Development Planned for Selva Marina

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

New Development Planned for Selva Marina

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Byline: Roger Bull

Even though most of the new homes are being built down in St. Johns County, Jacksonville's getting some large chunks of new homes.

Atlantic Beach Partners has purchased 170 acres from Selva Marina Country Club and plans major work. It's going to replace the golf course, clubhouse, etc., with all new facilities. It will all be renamed Atlantic Beach Country Club.

It's also going to add 174 single-family homes. Lots will range from 55 to 80 feet wide with prices starting in the $160,000s. Sales should begin in September or October.

Meanwhile, Standard Pacific Homes has purchased 109 acres just off Beach Boulevard, a little west of Hodges, It bought it from the huge 780-acre Tamaya development that got approval last year. But Standard Pacific is carving out its own development.

Division President Jim Birkholz said his company is designing new home plans for 270 homesites. No price range has been set, but Birkholz described them as being "move up" homes, so they're not going to be entry level.

He said he expects the first models to go up by the third quarter of 2014.

Standard Pacific is putting in the groundwork on its Villas of Bartram Lakes, a 43.6-acre development at the south end of Jacksonville on Bartram Park Boulevard. Birkholz said the first models should go up next spring.

DOWNTOWN

Delta Settlements has purchased the vacant and historic Grover Stewart building at 25 N. Market St. for $1.775 million.

Michael Upchurch, CEO of Delta, said he can't say much about the plans yet. He does hope to partner with another downtown group to each take a floor in the four-story, 53,000-square-foot building.

But the building, which was built in 1910 and renovated in 1994, needs to be completely redone inside. Upchurch talked about its 12-foot ceilings and creating an open, lofty look.

Delta's own lease at 135 W. Bay St. runs out in March and Upchurch said he'd like to have the building ready to move in by then. The sales price also included two parking lots on Forsyth Street.

HIGH END

In case you're in the buying mood, the most home expensive currently listed by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors is at 1075 Ponte Vedra Blvd. It's an 8,641-square-foot home with 30-foot ceilings on 1.6 oceanfront acres. Asking price is $7.95 million.

But the most expensive piece of property listed is the Hutson Ranch on Florida 206 in Hastings. It's 8,557 acres with multiple residences, including one built over a lake. Asking price: $50 million.

PERMITS

14826 Old St. Augustine Road, new 7-Eleven store, $500,000, 2,940 square feet, O.R. Dicky Smith & Co. Inc.

2800 University Blvd. N., new two-story building at Jacksonville University, $5.9 million, 30,000 square feet, Perry-Mcall Construction Inc.

4924 Big Island Drive, interior tenant improvements for the Nordstrom Rack being built at Markets at Town Center, $1. …

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