PulteGroup’s Tampa region broke ground on what it describes as its most ambitious project this year, an 850-home, age-restricted community in Land O’ Lakes under its Del Webb brand.
Del Webb Bexley will be developed on 489 acres within the Bexley master-planned community over four phases. Del Webb closed on the purchase of land for phase one last year. The news release did not outline the overall project value.
“We feel the Tampa area is underserved for baby boomers looking to live in a place that is designed specifically for them,” said Sean Strickler, PulteGroup division president for the west Florida region. “At Del Webb Bexley, they can live near their children and grandchildren, but in a low maintenance, gated community that caters to their lifestyle.”
This is the first Del Webb community to be built from the ground up in the Tampa Bay area since 1960. The project’s centerpiece is a 17, 000 sq. ft., multi-million dollar clubhouse.
Del Webb will be one of the largest builders within Bexley, a 1,825-acre master-planned community developed by Newland Communities approximately 20 miles northwest of downtown Tampa.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 31 at the development site. Key project executives from both PulteGroup and Newland were in attendance along with three Pasco County Commissioners.