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Progress made on redeveloping former Baymeadows Golf Club
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:04:56 PM »
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by: Andrew Warfield  Staff Writer

After 12 years of stops and starts, D.R. Horton has taken firm steps to begin developing the former Baymeadows Golf Club.

In 2005, Horton purchased 113 acres that comprised the now-defunct golf course with original plans to build 1,200 condominiums, 200 single-family homes and an unspecified amount of commercial space on the property off Baymeadows Road near Interstate 95.

On Oct. 6, Horton received mobility fee calculation certificates from the city for 200 townhomes to be built on 21.85 acres and 88 single-family homes on 26.67 acres. Those fees are calculated at $119,356 for the townhomes and $170,410 for the single-family units.

The mobility fee certificate is one of the first steps toward developing land. The fee calculation is valid for one year from its issue date. On Wednesday, a survey crew was on-site at the location of the townhomes.

According to documents on file with the city, the townhomes, currently named Baymeadows Townhomes, would be built on what were two pairs of parallel fairways off Baymeadows Circle East north of Paseo Drive South.

Full article: https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/progress-made-on-redeveloping-former-baymeadows-golf-club
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Re: Progress made on redeveloping former Baymeadows Golf Club
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 10:10:47 AM »
That is a lot of infill for that area with very limited access (2 onto Baymeadows, 1 to Old Baymeadows and 1 to Southside Blvd).

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Re: Progress made on redeveloping former Baymeadows Golf Club
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 10:36:34 AM »
Does the city have a zoning standard that could somewhat encourage new urbanism principles in a development like this, where pedestrian accessibility is encouraged as much as possible?  I understand the area isn’t all that pedestrian-friendly, but you have to start somewhere.  Maybe you start with this development, and when the strip malls along Baymeadows need the next make-over, perhaps they’re re-done with more of a village feel around a brick-paved plaza with lots of walkability.