East San Marco town houses to break ground this year

Toll Brothers has four similar projects in Jacksonville among its 17 active developments.

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Toll Brothers intends to start construction on 27 town houses on this site in San Marco, east of the East San Marco retail center.
Toll Brothers intends to start construction on 27 town houses on this site in San Marco, east of the East San Marco retail center.
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Toll Brothers Division President Steve Merten said the company plans to break ground on its East San Marco town house project by mid-2021.

Toll Brothers filed plans with the city Feb. 9 for a 27-unit community one block east of the Publix Super Markets Inc.-anchored East San Marco shopping center development. He did not say when the project would be completed.

Plans show five town house buildings comprising four with six units each and one with three. 

The 1.03-acre property is bounded by Atlantic Boulevard, Arcadia Place, Alford Place and Minerva Avenue. 

“San Marco is one of the top locations in Northeast Florida and Jacksonville,” Merten said in an email.

“We felt that our brand (and townhome design) would complement San Marco by building luxury townhomes, with a low maintenance lifestyle, within walking distance to San Marco Square, where residents can enjoy all of the conveniences and activities available within the area.”

Toll Brothers builds luxury homes and town houses in 24 states. In Northeast Florida, it has opened or is developing communities in eTown, Julington Creek, Nocatee, Bartram, Durbin, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra.

Four of the 17 developments listed on its website are town house projects. 

“This development is a true infill development,” Merten said. “We do not build apartments and felt that townhomes (low maintenance and new architecture) would be the best suited product for the area.”  

Merten said the price point has not been determined. Its other town house communities in eTown or Nocatee start in the mid $300,000s.

Toll Brothers allows buyers to customize their homes in its design studio, Merten said.

The builder’s homes typically are suited to second-time homebuyers, or move-up customers, he said. 

Merten said Toll Brothers’ homes and town houses have been selling well, thanks to low interest rates and remote workers relocating to Florida.

“We’re seeing buyers from all over the nation coming to Jacksonville,” he said. 




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