TAVARES – The Henin Group, a multi-faceted real estate development and sales company, is moving forward on a total of nearly 70 acres that eventually will become two single-family home communities in Tavares.
The first project – Henin Village – is comprised of 32 acres off of David Walker Drive. Purchased earlier this year, development of the 50-by-120-foot homesites is expected to begin in November. The 115 homesites will include 10 lots that front on Lake Elsie.
Both three-and four-bedroom plans, which range from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet, will be offered by Henin and another preferred builder to be determined.
“We’re currently in negotiations with some national homebuilders,”said Henin Group CEO Jerome Henin. “But, nothing has been finalized.” Prices will most likely start in the mid $200.000s, he said.
Henin said he waited some time for the right opportunity to enter the Lake Countyarea. “Now we are so confident in Tavares and Lake County as a major growth area that we secured another tract there this past summer. It’s not too far from HeninVillage,” he said.
The second Tavares community is a 36-acre parcel secured this summer on Slim Haywood Avenue off of State Road 19 and County Road 561. Gary Beverly of Civil Design Solutions in Maitland has been hired to design the new single-family subdivision of approximately 145 lots. Henin said this latest development is adjacent to a Publix-anchored shopping center.
“We’re going to find out the variety of oranges that actually grow on the site and we may use it in the name of this second community,” he said, hoping that the permitting is completed and the plat finalized for a closing before the end of next year.
“Residents of both communities will enjoy tranquility and at the same time benefit from easy access to the 429 Expressway, US 441, and SR 46, providing a mere 30-40 minute commute to Orlando.”
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About the Developer: France native Jerome Henin, the founder and owner of several companies involved in real estate development and sales, has more than 30 years of experience in property development in Europe, Florida and Virginia. His largest Central Florida development – the award-winning Riviera Bella – is divided into villages with production homes’ pricing from the mid $200,000s and custom homes that are priced up to $2 million.