Construction of a $15 million commercial development on part of a closed golf course in Jacksonville is expected to start this year.
Jacksonville-based Joyce Development Group will construct a hotel, retail space and office space on the old 13th hole of the defunct Baymeadows Golf Club, which closed in 2005.
Called Baymeadows Park, the commercial development on six acres of the former golf course would include a 100-room hotel, 8,000 square feet of office space and 35,000 square feet of retail space. Construction is expected to commence in fall and conclude in 2020.
The commercial development would complement residential development at the former golf course in Jacksonville.
National home builder D.R. Horton has city approval to build as many as 147 houses and 552 townhouses at the Baymeadows Golf Club property.
D.R. Horton also plans to put parks and walking trails near the residences, and to retain some of the open green space where wildflowers are sprouting at the former golf course. [Jacksonville Times-Union] – Mike Seemuth