Riviera Bella grows by nearly 300 homes

The Henin Group, developer of the luxury Riviera Bella community spanning 240 acres overlooking the St. Johns River in DeBary, is expanding the award-winning community by an additional 293 single-family homes.

Jerome Henin, president of the Winter Park-based Henin Group, says there are only 150 homesites remaining for new homes within the original 415-unit Riviera Bella development.

“The logical next step is to expand on that success by adding adjacent homesites and more amenities,” he said. The newly acquired 66-plus acres is directly across Fort Florida Road and near Lake Konomac.

The two projects will be interconnected by a new next-generation Envera security system. According to Henin, the system, which is being retrofitted throughout all the first phases of Riviera Bella, features live 24-hour video surveillance and interactive monitoring at all amenities and at every entrance.

Henin is not only dramatically increasing security at Riviera Bella. A new amenities package that will be unveiled includes a $300,000 state-of-the-art splash park with cabana, along with a nature park, nature trails and four playgrounds scattered throughout the new phases.

In the original Riviera Bella, M/I Homes is currently selling and building new single-family homes on the remaining 150 homesites. Priced from the high $200s, with some riverfront homes well over $1 million, those homes are expected to be sold out by mid-2019.

In the new section of 293 homesites, D.R. Horton will build new single-family homes priced from the mid $200s. The homebuilder will start its first models, and sales will begin during the first quarter of next year, in the new extension of Riviera Bella. Build-out is projected to be complete between 2022 and 2023.

Upon completion of the 20-year residential project, the combined 708 homesites at Riviera Bella will equate to approximately $300 million in total sales of homes in a variety of styles by Henin Homes, M/I Homes and D.R. Horton.

In late August, JMHC site contractors started road improvements and infrastructure in the new Riviera Bella extension, which is surrounded by plenty of green natural preserve and dotted with six man-made ponds.

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