Home building to begin at huge master-planned community in Hillsborough County
By Mark Puente, Times Staff Writer In Print: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The main entrance to Waterset will be off of Big Bend Road in Apollo Beach, on Waterset
Drive, north of the Waterset North new home development. This entrance is
located between Covington Garden Drive and U.S. Highway 41, one-half mile west
of Interstate 75, exit 246.
View an interactive Google Map for driving directions.
Newland Communities plans the master planned community of Waterset North to start new home construction in 2012.
According to the Newland Communities:
"Our vision for Waterset is for it to become a real town, one that starts with a sense of arrival, of coming home, with tree-lined streets and meaningful landmarks distinguishing the way. A community that features special gathering places where one can go at any given time and see familiar faces. Places of recreation, culture, education, commerce, and entertainment—all serving as ports of entry for residents, newcomers, and visitors. This is our new real town, a place that celebrates a rich, diverse community life. A place called Waterset. With close proximity to Interstate 75, Waterset is located about 17 miles south of downtown Tampa. As part of the Apollo Beach community, Waterset is close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
Waterset will have approximately 4,500 single and multi-family homes. Waterset is located directly off Big Bend Road, one-half mile west of the I-75 Apollo Beach/Big Bend exit 246. Diverse architectural styles to be featured include American Colonial, Craftsman, Low Country, Cracker, Folk Victorian and Mediterranean. The homes and amenities are planned to be certified green by meeting the requirements of the Florida Green Building Coalition."
A community that features special gathering places where one can go at any given
time and see familiar faces. Places of recreation, culture, education, commerce, and
entertainment—all serving as ports of entry for residents, newcomers, and visitors.
View Waterset new homes, Apollo Beach Florida in a larger map
Nearly 70 acres of mixed use development site property along Big Bend Road and Waterset Drive will provide easily accessible commercial amenities for future residents of Waterset North. Download a PDF copy of the Southbend/Waterset general site plan.A number of planned projects adjacent to Waterset North is the proposed Southshore Commons Towncenter mixed use development, ground breaking planned 2013. Plans include 1 million SF of retail space, 490,000 SF of Class A office space and 250 hotel rooms. A new hospital, St. Joseph South is being developed just east of I-75, planned opening 2015,phase 1 groundbreaking 2012.
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