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Jax Daily Record Friday, Dec. 20, 201905:10 AM EST

The Sailer Report: WCI seeks review for 818-unit St. Johns community

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Age-restricted community with a golf course is planned along County Road 210.
by: Scott Sailer Staff Writer

WCI Communities, a subsidiary of Miami-based Lennar Corp., submitted plans for the Stillwater development, formerly known as Greenbriar Downs, to the St. Johns River Water Management District.

WCI requests an environmental resource permit review of the proposed 818-unit age-restricted residential community in northwest St. Johns County.

The 729-acre residential development with an 18-hole golf course is bounded north and south by Creekside High School and County Road 210 West and east and west by the Cimarrone community and Veterans Parkway/County Road 223 right-of-way extension.

The residential development comprises 402 detached and 416 attached dwelling units in the gated community with 181 acres of golf course and other active and passive amenities.

The application says the development will preserve 354 acres of wetlands and maintain more than 37 acres of upland buffers.

In March, St. Johns County approved rezoning the property from open rural to planned unit development and changed the comprehensive plan land use map from rural/silviculture to residential-B.

During county review, the development changed from nonage-restricted residential in 2016 to reduce impacts to school capacity and roads. 

Raydient LLC, a real estate subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., sold the 784-acre mixed-use property to WCI Communities in June for more than $14.43 million or $18,406 per acre. 

A separate northern 55.4-acre parcel included in the sale is limited to neighborhood commercial and business uses.

St. Augustine-based Matthews Design Group is the civil engineer.

Review sought for apartments in RiverTown

St. Petersburg-based WRH Realty Services Inc. submitted an application to St. Johns County for master development plan review of RiverTown Parcel 11, a 333-unit apartment community with an associated amenity center on 18.8 acres.

The property is along the northwest side of Longleaf Pine Parkway.

Plans show six apartment buildings and an amenity center with a pool. There will be 679 parking spaces among attached and detached garages and surface parking.

Jacksonville-based Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer.

Trusts seek wetlands determination for 3,173 acres

Miami-based City National Bank, on behalf of the Tredinick/Abess Trusts, submitted a petition to the St. Johns River Water Management District for a formal determination of the location of wetlands and other surface waters on 3,173 acres in North Jacksonville.

The property is held by trusts for the Tredinick and Abess families.

The property comprises three parcels used for silviculture. 

About 2,600 acres, the largest parcel, is north and south of Yellow Bluff Road, from the Timucuan National Ecological and Historic Preserve at the north end to Starratt Road in the south. 

The property is zoned residential rural-acre with the land use designations of mixed-use and low density residential.

A second parcel, about 200 acres, is north of Scarwin Lane, between Yellow Bluff and Lanier roads, near Louis S. Sheffield Elementary School.

The property is zoned residential rural-acre with a land use designation of low-density residential.

The third parcel, about 394 acres, is at 14250 Boney Road, south of the intersection of Starratt and Boney roads, between Grover and Spring Hammock roads. 

It was rezoned in 2015 from residential rural-acre to the Edwards Creek Preserve planned unit development to allow single-family clustered development of 75- 60- and 50-foot-wide lots.

A bank representative could not be reached for comment about the disposition of the property.

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