In August 2004, the national homebuilder, D.R. Horton, announced that it intended to purchase the golf course and redevelop the fairways with 1,400 new homes. It would additionally rezone and sell several of the fairways as sites for 210,000 square feet of commercial buildings.
In May 2018, the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received a permit application for a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act as this project would affect waters of the US (wetlands) associated with Pottsburg Creek. See the public notice here.
As of July 2018, new residential communities and road improvements began. The residential communities will be built in three phases. Phase 1 (Meadow Walk) consists of approximately 143 single family homes; Meadow Walk residents will begin moving into the neighborhood as of August 2019. Phase 2 and 3 (Bay Pointe) will have 200 townhomes off Baymeadows Circle East and 204 townhomes behind Los Prados. See the phases here and the site plan here.
The developer’s plans also include road improvements on Baymeadows Circle West that will be bring that street up to city standards. This means, curb & gutters, sidewalks, lighting and re-mill and paving.
Baymeadows Park, a $15 million, 6-acre mixed-use urban village will be developed between Baymeadows Circle West and Baymeadows Circle East by Joyce Development Group. There will be local restaurants with outdoor dining as well as a hotel with approximately 120 rooms. A site plan and renderings can be viewed here; the announcement can be seen here.
Stratford Management Company has purchased and is developing the Old Inn of Baymeadows. Work began in Oct 2018. The existing buildings will be restored and transformed into modern studio apartments called Lofts at Baymeadows, which will be available for $700-800 monthly. More information is available here.
A traffic improvement plan from Baymeadows Circle East to Western Way has been funded and is in the design phase. Construction should begin within two years and completed a year later.
Improvements include: a third land westward to provide three continuous lanes from BCE to the interstate, a new light at Baymeadows Circle West, two turn lanes into BCE, a turn lane from BCE to BCW as a stacking lane entering the neighborhoods and Baymeadows Park, islands to restrict traffic flow north and south at Western Way, and improved light timing at BCW. See details here.