Progress on Construction at Babcock Ranch

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As Homes by Towne, Stock Development, Fox Premier Builders and Florida Lifestyle Homes continue to build new furnished model residences in the community’s Lake Timber neighborhood, master developer Kitson & Partners announced that infrastructure installation and construction of Phase I of the Downtown District continue to progress as scheduled at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson east of Fort Myers, State Road 31 in Charlotte County.

Lake Timber is the first residential neighborhood to be built at Babcock Ranch. Completed furnished models are expected to be open for viewing in early 2017. Each home at Babcock Ranch is being built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards. Purchase agreements will be accepted beginning in November.

Improvements to the State Road 31 turn lane at the primary entry to Babcock Ranch have been completed and paving of Babcock Drive, the town’s main thoroughfare, has been completed from State Road 31 to Founder’s Square at the heart of the Downtown District. Landscaping of the streetscape continues to progress. A dozen oaks 30 to 40 feet tall harvested on the property, over 100 palmetto bushes, and more than 500 additional trees have been planted along the roadway. Irrigation systems have been installed and construction of the town’s signature bridge that will showcase views of Lake Babcock and Lake Timber is nearing completion.

Construction of the Sunset Park Trailhead that will provide access to the town’s 50-mile network of nature trails is underway. Cable and fiber that will provide ultra-high speed internet access to every home at Babcock Ranch is in the process of being pulled within Lake Timber. Florida Power & Light’s transformers have been installed in Lake Timber and will be operational in November. Construction of a boardwalk along the banks of Lake Babcock at Founder’s Square is underway. The Town & Country Utility Site’s raw water pumps along Hercules Grade are now operational and will supply potable water to the community. Power has been run to the water treatment building and the treatment plant is on schedule for completion by the end of the year.

The Lake Timber neighborhood is a short walk or bike ride from Babcock’s Downtown District and Founder’s Square, a lakefront green space that will serve as a town-wide gathering place, the site of community events, concerts, and a place to simply relax and enjoy the lake views.

To learn more about investing in Babcock Ranch homes or build to rent homes in Babcock Ranch contact the 9 Core Realty team.

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