BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The talk of West Boca and West Delray right now is just what GL Homes is building south of Seven Bridges and The Bridges on Lyons Road. Massive amounts of farm land have been burned and razed over the past few days — a sure sign that new communities are about to rise.
There’s no official word from GL Homes which owns the land. Guessing has become something of a parlor game. But a check of recent domain registrations may reveal the answer.
GL Homes, on October 4th, registered, “55HomesValenciaDelSol.com” as well as “55PlusValenciaDelSol.com.” Neither site is active, but records show that GL has a history of registering multiple domains for the same property in the weeks or months before an official announcement is made.
Whether the potential 55+ community with a Boca address rises south of Seven Bridges or “The Bridges” remains to be seen. Public records suggest that GL may intend to include a golf course in one of the new communities.
Area real estate professionals speculated that GL would build a “Bridges” clone with a Boca address, naming it “Bridges South.” However, the unfortunate abbreviation of “BS” makes that name choice seemingly unlikely. Seven Bridges South, or 7BS, also seems improbable. While one community is expected to be a 55+ community, the other is believed to be a “Bridges” or “Seven Bridges” style community with a Boca Raton address. These communities are largely zero lot line homes — with a few homes in each development on atypically large premium lots. Prices range from the $800s to over $2M.
The corridor is alive with construction and potential construction, although community activists are objecting to the continued development of what is being labeled “Clint Moore West.” A supermarket, nursing home and lower income housing development have been considered for the Lyons-to-441 corridor for quite some time on land currently owned Thomas Farms.
BocaNewsNow.com has been contacted by several New York residents who have recently relocated to the Bridges, Seven Bridges and The Oaks expressing dismay — even anger — about the plans which date back in public records at least five years. GL Homes is not shown to be involved with the potential commercial development.
Meantime, GL Homes does continue to build successful non-country club communities throughout the region with many country club style amenities. HOA fees include substantial services. There is no mandatory equity buy-in, a requirement that is plaguing owners in many country club communities throughout Boca Raton and Delray Beach when they attempt to sell. GL Homes, or LLCs or LLLPs which it controls, owns substantial parcels of land on Lyons Road and 441, between Clint Moore and Atlantic.
Here is a list of many of the domains GL controls.GLHomesDomains