Adams Homes is set to build a 19-acre, 50-unit residential development on Lake Griffin within the city limits of Leesburg.
“This beautiful new home community will have 21 waterfront lots overlooking Lake Griffin, a resident-only boat ramp access to Lake Griffin, and a children’s play area,” said Elizabeth Porter, Regional Manager of Adams Home of Northwest Florida.
The development, called Lake Griffin Preserve, will have private access to the 9,000-acre Lake Griffin, which itself is part of the Harris Chain of Lakes.
The homebuilder is scheduled to close on the property during this quarter and will commence construction immediately, with sales beginning in the second quarter of this year. The development will be located at Park Holland Road and Anchorage Street in Leesburg.
The development will not be gated, and lot sizes will be 40 feet wide and 120 feet deep. Up to seven floorplans starting at 1,800 square feet will be offered, and up to 15 spec homes will be built. Adams will pre-sell homes from the Oak Forest Community, located at 903 Paso Aly in Fruitland Park, while the model and sales center are under construction.
Lake Griffin Preserve will have waterfront homes whose owners can obtain a permit to build their own private dock. Lakefront homes will have a premium price. Porter called the lake a “fisherman and boaters’ paradise.” The lake is known for largemouth bass, speckled perch, crappie, bluegill and catfish.
“The property is unique being within the city limits and Lake Griffin. It’s in the City of Leesburg, an hour from downtown Orlando and 5.5 miles from The Villages,” Porter said. “It’s 2.5 miles from Lake Griffin State Park and has lots of shopping and dining nearby.”
Keesee and Associates, of Maitland, is the architect.
Prices will be in the “high $300′s” but Porter said final prices won’t be known until construction begins.