The Skinner family homestead in the San Jose area, which was the original Meadowbrook Farms dairy land, is under contract for sale by year-end for redevelopment into apartments and town houses.
City records show the 29.51-acre site at 6765 St. Augustine Road is in city review for development into 280 apartments and 100 town houses by RangeWater Real Estate.
The property, at St. Augustine Road and Old Kings Road South, comprises several single-family houses and other structures.
Skinner family representative A.C. “Chip” Skinner III said Sept. 9 the developer is in permitting and hopes to be in a position to complete the sale by the end of the year.
RangeWater had no comment.
The property comprises two parcels owned by two groups of Skinner/Jones family members.
Skinner’s father, who died in August 2020, owned 2.5 acres and built a house there.
The rest of the land, about 27 acres, is owned by the extended Skinner/Jones family. Skinner’s grandparents, Arthur Chester Skinner and Virginia Brightman Skinner, built their home there in 1942.
Family members decided to put the property up for sale, Skinner said.
“This was a very difficult and emotional decision to make for the entire family as our grandparents’ house was always a place of gathering for us all,” Skinner said.
Skinner was a high-school senior when his father’s home was built. His younger siblings – a sister and two brothers – grew up there.
The Meadowbrook Farms dairy operated there before the operations were moved to the Butler Boulevard area and later sold.
City documents show the homestead property seeks rezoning to planned unit development.
The Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow law firm is the land use representative.
Plans show England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer for the residential development.
Atlanta-based RangeWater says it is a multifamily real estate company that has acquired and developed nearly 29,000 multifamily units since its inception in 2006, representing more than $5 billion in total capitalization.
RangeWater manages a portfolio of more than 56,000 multifamily units across 11 states.
RangeWater Real Estate says it buys, develops, manages and invests in multifamily communities in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States.
It has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Tampa.
RangeWater has experience in the area, listing six properties in Jacksonville, Nocatee and St. Augustine on its website.
It recently sold one of those.
RangeWater Development LLC sold the Olea at Nocatee apartment community Aug. 27 for $56 million to Pennsylvania-based Livingston Street Capital.
RangeWater sold the 55+ community through CRP/Pollack Ponte Vedra Owner LLC to LSC-Ponte Vedra DST, according to a deed recorded Sept. 8 with the Duval County Clerk of Courts.
CRP/Pollack shares an address in Washington, D.C., with Carlyle Group.
The 175-unit property was completed in 2021 at 50 Pine Shadow Parkway near Preservation Trail and Cross Town Parkway.