With the approval of the new zoning of the planned development and the consent of the developers, Landsea Homes is gearing up for construction on Trinity Gardens, a 543-home residential development in DeLand, just south of E. New York Avenue and about 1.5 miles from Interstate 4.
Landsea, formerly Hanover Land Company, filed construction plans with the 184-acre St. Johns River Water Management District subdivision last week. The homebuilder filed the preliminary plan immediately after the DeLand City Commission approved the application package which included an annexation, planned development zoning and a development agreement which sets out phasing and design standards for the new community .
The community will be built in four phases, according to the plans of Kelly, Collins & Gentry, with Phase 1 beginning in the southeast quadrant from access from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway. Phase 1 consists of 106 single-family home lots, including 66 on 50-foot lots and 40 on 60-foot lots, plus a neighborhood park.
The second phase would contain the main amenity center, which will include a zero-entry pool with splash area and children’s lap segment, fire pit, gazebo and restrooms. This phase also includes 85 single-detached home lots, as well as the planned 118 townhouses in the community. Design guidelines state that townhouses cannot exceed six units, and each unit must include a 2-car garage as well as additional driveway parking.
Phase 3 is the westernmost section and contains the final batch of 60 foot residential lots, 55 in all. This phase also includes 105 lots of 50 feet. Facilities constructed during this phase will include a playground, exercise area and dog park.
The final phase covers the southern portion of the property, along the Beresford Avenue extension and contains 75 residential lots and a community park in the southwest corner. The majority of the park will be kept in a natural state with 4 foot mulch trails and a pavilion in the center of the park. The developer will also build a 12-foot paved multimodal track that will be open to the public and dedicated to the city. The 4,500-foot trail segment would be built concurrently with the Berestford Avenue extension and adjoin Central Park in Phase 4.
The community park will be owned and maintained by the homeowners association, but the intent is that the park will serve outdoor pedestrians and cyclists using the multi-modal trail segment. A bicycle service station will be set up near the parking lot at the east end of the park. The developer has also agreed to adhere to the City’s Tree Enhancement Standard, which states that each single-family home lot must have at least trees and enhanced buffer zones.
Landsea declined to comment on the project.
The project is just north of The Reserve at Victoria, a 200-acre PD currently under development by Kolter Homes and Paytas Homes and slated to open this fall.
Landsea, which acquired Orlando-based Hanover Family Builders earlier this year, currently has two active communities in Volusia County. The builder has released lots in Phase 2 of Bulow Creek Preserve in Ormand Beach. In DeLand, a community on Beresford Avenue is underway and is now pre-selling all single family detached homes. At Beresford Woods, Landsea offers 14 floor plans, including two executive product lines for large lots.
All homes come with the company’s High Performance Home package, which includes features like Apple-compatible home automation, smart locks and thermostats, geolocation, air purifiers and tankless water heaters.