Master Planned Communities
Avalon Park Group is a leading proponent of the New Urbanism approach in community planning. Our three award-winning mixed-use master planned communities bring to life the New Urbanism principle: combining traditional-style architecture with modern sensibilities in a human-scale, walkable community in order to provide a greatly improved qualify of life for residents, and a much lighter environmental impact. Avalon Park Group’s communities proudly – and successfully – borrow the best qualities from the past while adapting to the present and anticipating the future.
We understand that creating great communities requires a proper mixture and placement of key development components. While appropriate in some situations, single-use projects often impose unnecessary impacts on local infrastructure and the environment. For this reason, Avalon Park Group master plans projects to harmoniously combine residential, commercial, educational, civic and recreational spaces. This combination of uses encourages social interaction, minimizes impacts on roads and preserves the environment.
Avalon Park Group’s real estate development division brings exceptional skill and an unwavering dedication to detail to realizing this bold vision. The outstanding abilities of the team members in this division enable us to perform the comprehensive range of duties necessary for the creation of a town that is a thriving center for living and work, including: site selection, zoning and entitlement, financing, planning, land development, vertical construction, property management, sales and leasing. These skills allow our team to take a project from the pre-purchase evaluation stage, through master planning, to the completion of town centers and pedestrian-centric neighborhoods.
Our flagship project, Avalon Park is a 1,860-acre neighborhood located in southeast Orange County, Fla. Nestled beside the serene, natural surroundings of the Econlockhatchee River, Avalon Park has 240 acres of wetlands, 400 acres of upland preserve, 250 acres of man-made lakes, walking/biking trails and a pool with a cabana located in the center of each village. Planning includes approximately 3,400 single-family units, 1,431 multi-family units and more than half a million square feet of commercial space. Development principles are based on New Urbanism planning concepts. This includes a mix of housing types, civic uses, office/commercial buildings and a Downtown Avalon Park.
Downtown Avalon Park features mixed-use buildings that combine functional retail, office and residential uses with stunning urban architecture. Mixed-use buildings are complemented by more conventional lifestyle retail space and single-tenant buildings. Avalon Park Group fosters the nostalgic, close-knit feeling the town center design creates by regularly hosting such community events as a popular monthly concert series and a 4th of July fireworks show.
Residential neighborhoods are distinguished by single-family homes, townhomes and apartment buildings representing a variety of traditional exterior styles, yet providing all the contemporary amenities for today’s lifestyles. Each neighborhood is within convenient walking distance to Downtown Avalon Park, and planned to encourage interaction with neighbors.
New River Township
New River Township is an 1,800-acre community in Wesley Chapel, Fla., north of downtown Tampa. Designed to progress in harmony with nature, New River Township is distinguished by residential villages surrounded by natural preservation areas, fields and ponds.
As with Avalon Park, New River Township is based upon New Urbanism principals. The project includes 4,800 traditional-style residential units featuring a mix of single- and multi-family housing, with a town center within easy walking and biking distance. Built around Town Center Park, the New River Township Town Center will include a wide variety of commercial services provided by retail stores, restaurants, daycare and a medical center.
Approved homebuilders include KB Homes and Winward Homes. Such neighborhood amenities as treed walkways and streetlamps establish a small-town look and feel that establishes a true sense of community. Offering the best of both worlds, New River Township is conveniently located near such major roads as Interstate 4, Interstate 75, and State Roads 301 and 41.
The property borders the Waterman Hospital, a 204 bed state of the art facility which opened in late 2003. One half of the property is entitled for 900 residential units, and the other half should also be approved for the same amount. The hospital needs residential units for its growing employee base, and retiree’s are attracted to the location near the hospital.
Avalon Park West
5216 Autumn Ridge Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33545 Phone: 813-783-1515 www.avalonparkwest.com
Just the right mix of residential, retail, office and recreational space conveniently located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. With more than 1,600 acres of natural preservation, trails and walkways, man-made lakes and recreational space, activites abound and reflection is welcomed. Designed to include up to 4,400 residences with a mix of single family and multi-family homes, Avalon Park West will also host more than 560,000 square feet of retail and 120,000 square feet of office space allowing for a bustling, pedestrian’friendly Town Center that will become a hub of activity as the community grows. Rush hour becomes obsolete when you make your office at home, or within walking distance of the Town Center.
Avalonpark Texas, L.P. is developing residential subdivisions and master-planned communities in Central and South Texas. The Springs of Walnut Creek in Austin is a 108 unit subdivision with homes of Houston-based Builder David Weekley. The featured houses are Austin Hill Country Urban style, ranging from the mid 200’s to the high 300’s. The Enclave of the Springs in Austin is a 45 unit subdivision with homes of Austin-based Builder Scott Felder Homes. The featured houses are Hill Country Urban style, ranging from the low to high 300’s. Both neighborhoods cater to the fast growing Austin Metro population.
1835 Village is a master-planned mixed-use new neighborhood in Gonzales TX. It will feature up to 500 residential units and a village center. Residential units will include single family detached and attached homes, garden homes and apartments, both for sale and for rent. The first phase is completed with townhomes, single family homes, Assisted Living Home and Apartments under construction.
The Villages at River Bend is a master-planned golf course community in Floresville, TX. The Public Golf Course ‘River Bend’, owned by a golf course management company, is completed and open to the public. The Village ‘Traditions’ is almost completed, featuring 70 homes. The Village ‘Legends’ infrastructure is completed and will feature 66 homes. Eight more Villages and a Village Center are planned to be realized in the coming years. At build-out, the Villages at River Bend will include 900 homes, a Village Center and a public Golf Course. The neighborhood features for sale and rental properties. Both neighborhoods in South Texas cater also the the fast growing population of the Eagle Ford Shale play.