On the Homefront

New Homes Slated for Palmer Ranch, Babcock Ranch, Collingwood in Lakewood Ranch

The latest news from the real estate market.

By Ilene Denton September 23, 2016

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Taylor Morrison is expanding in Sarasota with Legacy Estates on Palmer Ranch, a community of 147 single-family home sites off Palmer Ranch Parkway east of Honore Avenue. Open-concept floor plans will range from 2,862 to 4,789 square feet. Models will be ready for viewing later this fall.

Neal Signature Homes is purchasing the last remaining 32 home sites in Collingtree at Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch. A company spokeswoman says it will close on eight of the sites this year, with the remainder closing in early 2017, and will begin selling and building for customers. Collingtree will have 115 maintenance-free residences at build-out.

Residential construction is under way at Lake Timber, the first community in the new solar-powered development Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County, and a company spokesman says that developer Kitson & Partners remains on track to begin welcoming its first residents in early 2017. Home builders are Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, Stellar Living Homes and Stock Development. Babcock Ranch at build-out will be a town of 50,000 residents.

The Center for Architecture Sarasota kicks off its October Architecture & Design Month with a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at its McCullough Pavilion, 251 S. Orange Ave. This season’s focus is the impact of architecture and design on public spaces. On Oct. 8, CFAS will offer tours of the new Eide Library for the study of Asian culture at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with short talks by project architect Guy Peterson, designer David K. Lowe and landscape architect Michael Gilkey. Tours are exclusive to CFAS members; membership can be purchased for $50. For details on all of CFAS’s Architecture & Design Month events, visit cfasrq.org.

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