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10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:22:09 AM »


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The company that developed OakLeaf Plantation in Duval and Clay counties is proposing another expansive neighborhood, this one in St. Johns with up to 10,700 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial space.

The Hutson Companies, based in St. Augustine, submitted plans for review by the St. Johns River Water Management District to develop SilverLeaf, a master-planned community on 8,500 acres between County Road 210 and County Road 16A.

The developer is connecting those roadways by constructing 7.5 miles of roads, including a new street — SilverLeaf Parkway — and extending St. Johns Parkway farther south.

The community, which will take eight to 10 years to build-out, will start with three neighborhoods, said Kathy Merrow, Hutson’s marketing manager.

Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/10-700-unit-community-planned-in-st-johns-county
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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 09:08:58 AM »
EXCITING TIMES!

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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 09:42:52 AM »
Maybe I was foolish but I was hoping they'd update their master plan to be a bit more 21st century multimodal and walkable. However, it looks like another development that will direct a bunch of traffic to a few clogged arterial roads. Forget about walking to the corner store!
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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 10:31:32 AM »
Forget about walking to the corner store!

You still can. Just wear some armor as you dodge traffic flying by at 55 MPH.

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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 10:45:09 AM »
+10,000 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of new commercial space over a 10 year buildout. Imagine what downtown and the urban core would like like with that type of growth rate!
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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 11:37:54 AM »
The trend for years has been that, especially if you have money, the corner store is coming to your front door.

Amazon has 1 hour delivery in some areas, 2 hr for groceries in a bunch of others.   You don't need to bother with the drive thru thanks to delivery services like Uber Eats.  Wayfair will deliver a new sofa to your door within days.

Dominoes has already delivered pizzas using drones.

The corner store is coming to your front door.




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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 11:47:44 AM »
What a waste, how much is to much suburban sprawl. Time to organize and prevent this from ever being built.
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Re: 10,700-unit community planned in St. Johns County
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 01:57:08 PM »
The trend for years has been that, especially if you have money, the corner store is coming to your front door.

Amazon has 1 hour delivery in some areas, 2 hr for groceries in a bunch of others.   You don't need to bother with the drive thru thanks to delivery services like Uber Eats.  Wayfair will deliver a new sofa to your door within days.

Dominoes has already delivered pizzas using drones.

The corner store is coming to your front door.

Unfortunately, it's not reflected in the master site plan. If anything, the layout looks like a throwback to the 1990s.
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