Tommy Logan from Logan Construction Group sent me some recent photos of the double lot house going up in the development. With ScotiaBank starting to provide construction financing, and Replay shortly presenting their new master plan for the community, we should hopefully see more housing starts this year.
I spent a long weekend at Old Bahama Bay with my family and took the opportunity to visit the development again. The slab was almost ready to be poured on the large double-lot house under construction. With infrastructure complete not much had changed elsewhere in the development since my visit last month. My builder Tommy Logan delivered the plans to the Architectural Board this week for approval, and will file for permits once approved.
Many lot owners (including myself) are considering building within the development, even before any of the new "core" plans are announced. While the hotel and water parks are not going to be in place anytime soon, West End and the existing Old Bahama Bay resort still provides for a "Caribbean" experience within a 20 minute flight from Florida.
The above double-lot ocean front house is currently under construction by Logan Construction Group (321) 432-1706 in the Beausoleil sub-section. When I visited in January the slab was almost ready to be poured, and will likely be the first house to be completed within the development.
Earlier this month I hired a draftsman through Logan, John Pilkey (863) 324-1193, to start drawing a beach front house for my family. It will be quite smaller than the above house - 30ft wide, two stories, about 3400 sq-ft living/4700 sq-ft total - but plenty of space for weekend getaways. We started with a base plan Logan provided, and by revision four had a finished draft. John charges $1,000 to get started (with unlimited revisions), and $4,000 to $4,500 at completion (ready for permit). Will post updates on the progress.