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PulteGroup’s DiVosta plans 680 new homes in Golden Gate Estates

A new gated residential community named Terreno is planned in Golden Gate Estates with more than 680 single-family homes proposed by the DiVosta brand of PulteGroup, which recently purchased the 320 acres stretching from Oil Well Road to Randall Boulevard on the eastern edge of Valencia Golf & Country Club.

Pulte Home Company LLC acquired the property for $35 million on Dec. 3 from Roberto Bollt of Orangetree Associates, the developer of the Orangetree communities in Collier County. The transaction was brokered by Justin and Randy Thibaut of Fort Myers-based LSI Companies Inc.

The Terreno residential community at Valencia Golf & Country Club was approved by Collier County nearly 10 years ago with the adoption of a zoning ordinance in early 2012 that revised the Orangetree planned unit development. The main entrance to Terreno will be about 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Immokalee Road and Oil Well Road. The entrance off the south side of Oil Well will be between Palmetto Ridge High School and the Orange Blossom residential communities.

The new community of one- and two-story homes will be built in multiple phases and eventually reach Randall Boulevard, where it will have a second entrance. The first phase will have 179 detached single-family homes, construction plans filed with the county show. Price ranges for the homes are not available yet.

Homesites will have golf, preserve and water views with resort amenities such as a clubhouse with a catering kitchen, fitness center and movement studio; a resort-style pool with spa, outdoor bar and grill, and fire pit area; an outdoor lounge and terrace, as well as pickleball, tennis and bocce courts, according to Brooke Calgaard, a new home specialist in Southwest Florida for PulteGroup. “We are excited for this new construction community and we plan to open for sales and begin building in fall of 2022,” Calgaard emailed.

The completed community will include 16 lakes covering more than 37 acres and more than 68 acres of preserve or wetland areas, plans show. Golf cart path easements will connect Terreno to the existing Double Eagle Trail and the 18-hole public golf course at Valencia Golf & Country Club, construction plans show.

Based on an independent analysis, the proposed project will be a significant traffic generator on Oil Well Road from Immokalee Road to Everglades Boulevard and on Immokalee Road from Oil Well Road to Randall Boulevard.

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