TRAILMARK COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING FOR AMENITIES AND WELCOME CENTER
TrailMark recently broke ground and started construction on its 6,900 square foot outdoor-inspired amenities and Welcome Center. The new master-planned community is located near World Golf Village in northern St. Johns County. TrailMark plans to open its amenities and Welcome Center in Summer 2016.
“The groundbreaking is an important milestone for the TrailMark community,” said GreenPointe Communities Vice President of Land Development Chris Kuhn. “Our amenities will complement the beauty of the natural environment and will be defining elements at TrailMark.”
The community’s design is defined by natural pristine scenery and miles of biking and walking trails. The amenities are framed by the magnificent oak hammock preserve’s natural woodland edge and punctuated by meandering waterways and lakes, including Six Mile Creek that leads to the St. Johns River.
“TrailMark’s design is inspired by that community’s unique hallmark location and its quintessential Northeast Florida natural elements. We focused on incorporating these character-defining qualities into every aspect of the community’s design, including amenities, parks, landscaping, entry, trails and other details that create TrailMark’s quality of life,” said Steve Lovett, partner of ELM – Ervin, Lovett Miller, the planners, architects and landscape architects responsible for TrailMark’s master plan and amenities.
The area’s spectacular natural elements frame the community entry leading to the Welcome Center and amenities. More than community landmarks, the Welcome Center and amenities will be the social hub of the community, providing gathering places where long-lasting friendships and happy memories are made. The amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking a free-form resort-style pool with beach entry. The fitness center will be a workout warrior’s dream, equipped with treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machines, weight lifting machines and a series of free weight stations. The gathering center will also contain sports courts and playfields.
The Welcome Center and amenities’ interior design is inspired by historic North Florida architecture.
“Unexpectedly modern in attitude, the interior offers an inviting, modern-rustic twist on design,” said Andrea Hurt, Principal, Ansana Interior Design. “Wide-plank oak hardwood floors, chunky beams and rift-cut hardwood chairs and tables play against modern lacquer cabinets and mid-century dining tables in the Welcome Center.”
Plans also call for the Camp House, a 1,990-square-foot outdoor pavilion offering a fabulous water view alongside a large central lake. Camp House will serve as the community’s social heart where residents enjoy a variety of events, social activities or simply gather for conversation.
“The Camp House is designed to be a family-friendly, open-air entertainment hub of the pool and outdoor amenities,” said Hurt. “Brick paver floors, brightly painted picnic tables and Adirondack-style lounge chairs lend a relaxed feel to the dynamic space.”
TrailMark’s amenities will include the first phase of an expansive trail system, a recreational amenity that will connect residents to their community, amenities and the surrounding natural environment. Future plans at TrailMark will allow residents to launch kayaks and canoes into scenic Six Mile Creek.
“As the name TrailMark suggests, trails and open spaces are hallmarks of the community,” Kuhn said. “With its authentic environmental elements, biking and walking trails and open spaces, TrailMark offers the ability to connect with nature and supports the principles of a healthy lifestyle.”
TrailMark is located in St. Johns County, ranked one of the healthiest places to live in Florida by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The community is located within the St. Johns County School District, one of the top-rated public school systems in Florida.
TrailMark will feature local and national builders with single-family, one- and two-story home designs to meet lifestyle needs and interests of today’s homebuyer. Landon Homes and D.R. Horton have several Quick Move-in homes under construction. Homes at TrailMark are priced from the mid-$200s and up.
The community’s proximity to Interstate 95, Jacksonville and St. Augustine will offer residents quick access to entertainment, shopping, dining, employment centers and more. For more information, visit www.TrailMarkLiving.com.