Tavares, Fla. – Henin Group, developer of the award-winning Riviera Bella luxury riverfront community in DeBary, has secured 34+/- acres located off David Walker Drive in Tavares to develop Stokes Groves, a single-family home community with 115 homes.
Jerome Henin, president said the land purchased from Stokes Groves of Eustis, Inc. has undergone traffic studies this year, has been rezoned and received PSP (Preliminary Subdivision Plan) approvals before now proceeding with final engineering construction permits.
Henin engaged engineers Booth Ern Straughan & Hiott (BESH) of Tavares for the preliminary work, and he anticipates infrastructure and site development could begin by Q2 of 2020.
Up to 115 homesites in 60-foot widths are proposed for the subdivision including 10 waterfront lots on Lake Elsie.
Three and four-bedroom single-family homes in Stokes Groves ranging from approximately 1,800 to 2,200 square feet of living area will be built by Henin Homes and/or another preferred builder to be selected.
“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity in Lake County,” Henin said. “The demographic of homebuyers moving into this growing area is well suited for the product we will be offering.”
Homes at Stokes Groves will be designed for first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers who need more space and empty nesters. Among amenities featured at the community will be access to Lake Elsie.
Tavares is home to seven recreational and nature lover parks and the largest one – Wooten Park, which features regular events – is just minutes from Stokes Groves.
Easy access to the 429 Expressway, US 441, and SR 46, gives Stokes Grovesresidents proximity to everything Orlando and Central Florida have to offer. “The access and capacity of the roads in and out of Tavares is great and homeowners will be 30-40 minutes from Orlando,” Henin explained.
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About the Developer
Jerome Henin, a native of France, is the founder and owner of several companies involved in real estate development and sales, with more than 30 years of experience in property development in Europe, Florida, and Virginia. His largest central Florida development, Riviera Bella located on the St. John’s River in DeBary midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, has received numerous awards. Riviera Bella is divided into villages with production homes starting in the mid-$200s and custom homes that are priced up to as much as $2 million.