Volusia County Developments

Hanover prepping for construction of Trinity Gardens in DeLand

Trinity Gardens is designed to built over four phases. The master site plan contains more than six acres of parks and a continuous trail network that will link to the city's multimodal trail system.

With the new Planned Development zoning and developers’ agreement approved, Hanover Land Company is prepping for construction on Trinity Gardens, a 543-home residential subdivision in DeLand just south of E. New York Avenue and about 1.5 miles from Interstate 4.

The developer filed construction plans last week with the St. Johns River Water Management District 184-acre subdivision. The homebuilder filed the preliminary plat immediately after the DeLand City Commission approved the application package that included an annexation, planned development zoning and development agreement that spells out the phasing and design standards for the new community.


The community will be built over four phases, according to the plans from Kelly, Collins & Gentry, with Phase 1 starting in the southeast quadrant from access from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway. Phase 1 comprises 106 detached home lots, with 66 of those on 50-foot lots and 40 on 60-foot lots, plus a neighborhood park amenity.

Phase 1 contains the eastern portion of the community and has access points from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway and Berestford Avenue.

The second phase would contain the primary amenity center, which will have a zero-entry pool with a child’s splash area and lap segment, a fire pit, gazebo and restrooms. This phase also contains 85 detached home lots, plus all 118 townhouse units planned in the community. The design guidelines state that townhouse buildings may not exceed six units, and each unit must include a 2-car garage plus additional parking in the driveway.


Phase 3 is the westernmost section and contains the final batch of 60-foot home lots, 55 in all. This phase also has 105 50-foot lots. Amenities constructed during this phase will include a playground, exercise area and dog park.

The final phase covers the southern portion of the property, along the Beresford Avenue extension and contains 75 home lots and a community park in the southwest corner. The majority of the park will be kept in a natural state with 4-foot mulch trails and a pavilion in the center of the park. The developer also will build a 12-foot asphalt multimodal trail that will be open to the public and dedicated to the city. The 4,500-foot trail segment would be constructed concurrently with the Berestford Avenue extension and would abut the central park in Phase 4.

The community park will be owned and maintained by the homeowner’s association, but the intent is for the park to be able to service outside pedestrians and byclists using the multimodal trail segment. A bicycle service station will be provided near the parking area at the eastern edge of the park. The developer also agreed to adhere to the city’s tree enhancement standard, which says each detached home lot must have at least trees, and enhanced buffers.

The project is just north of The Reserve at Victoria, a 200-acre PD now in development by Kolter Homes and Paytas Homes and scheduled to open this fall.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to remove references to Landsea Homes, which is not involved in the project.

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