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ICI Homes and David Weekley Homes Acquire Skinner Family Property at the Southeast Quadrant of Butler Boulevard and I-295

December 23rd, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Two top home builders, ICI Homes and David Weekley Homes, have joined forces to purchase approximately 550 acres at the southeast quadrant of Butler Boulevard and Interstate 295 from Jacksonville’s Skinner family. The two privately-owned, highly regarded industry leaders will develop Seven Pines, a brand new master-planned community. The name, Seven Pines, pays tribute to the seven Skinner brothers who have a long and deeply rich family history with the property and the city of Jacksonville.

“We have a bold vision for our brand new master-planned community, Seven Pines,” said Mori Hosseini, Chairman/CEO of ICI Homes and the managing partner of the Seven Pines partnership. “Our development will have distinctive new designs in walkable neighborhoods, a vibrant village center, plus parks, trails, lakes and green spaces, bringing residents closer to nature and creating a strong sense of community for Seven Pines. We have successfully teamed-up with David Weekley Homes in many communities over the years and I could not be more pleased to once again partner with one of the largest, most respected, highly-innovative homebuilders in the country.”

The property is the last large parcel of land owned by the Skinner family’s original holdings, which included the St. Johns Town Center and the University of North Florida, and will be designed and developed consistent with the family’s vision. Once completed, Seven Pines will include approximately 1,600 single-family homes, apartments and more than a million square feet of commercial and retail space. Plans for the community include a 34-acre Central Park with a lake and a variety of architectural styles and home sizes in interconnected neighborhoods, built by both ICI Homes and David Weekley Homes.

“There’s something magical about this land,” said David Weekley, Chairman of David Weekley Homes. “The property is a sanctuary where nature leads the way amid Jacksonville’s bustling Southside. Our goal is to create the finest residential community in Jacksonville, one which will serve as a legacy for the Skinner family.”

Seven Pines residents will enjoy a rich mix of amenities. The expansive Central Park and a 7,900-square-foot Residents Club will be located alongside a sparkling lake. Central Park will showcase the spirit of Seven Pines, creating a vital community destination accessible by all interior roadways. Two miles of multi-purpose trails will circle the lake, with other trails and sidewalks throughout the community connecting the residential neighborhoods and amenities. The Residents Club will offer a resort-style pool, a lap-lane pool and children’s sprayground with interactive water features and slides as well as a party cabana. The clubhouse will provide nearly 3,000 square feet of fitness space that will include a group fitness area and a cardio workout area in addition to meeting/event space. Plans for the amenity area include an Outpost building for canoes and kayaks as well as other lake-centered activities. There will be markers within the community honoring and paying tribute to the Skinner family heritage.

The main entry to the community is currently planned to be an extension of Kernan Boulevard. Conveniently located between the beaches and downtown Jacksonville, Seven Pines offers quick access to I-295, Butler Boulevard and I-95 for travel throughout Northeast Florida as well as to Georgia and other areas of Florida. Seven Pines has a premier location near shopping, dining, schools, recreation, medical centers, business centers, I-295 and I-95. For more information, visit www.sevenpines.com.

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