Tonight the Neptune Pointe parcel is up before the Planning Board for the EIR scoping session
design review, but they’re calling this thing “Neptune Beach” which I’m sure will annoy some people with great fondness for the old real Neptune Beach. Here’s the number you are looking for: 48. Thats how many units are slated to be built, 15% of those would be available for low income housing. It appears that Tim Lewis Communities, the developer, will not be seeking a density bonus on this sucker.
But, to the graphics…
Site plan, aka how the units will look on the parcel:
Here are the four plans:
I dunno about them, they sort of look like these weird faux-historical types that is generally non offensive. I’m a little thrown by them, it might be because of the palm tress. I’m not sure. Maybe I’m thrown off by the columns and the picket type railings. Although there is one elevation for the Plan 2 type that looks very throwback with oval windows and a fussy design on the railing which, depending on how authentic it looks will either make people gush with excitement or their heads explode.
You did notice that a lot of these are going to be of the three story variety right? Interestingly enough since it appears that the units are going to be on the narrow side most of the “living” space (kitchen, living area, etc) is going to be on the second floor and not on the ground floor. Check out the floor plans. The only exception is for Plan 1.
But given the proximity to the beach, these are probably going to be pretty popular. Look for commenters — if any – to be concerned about parking. It appears that the guest parking spaces are pretty limited within the community and on the stretch of McKay parking can be not ideal. With some of the units given options to push into four bedrooms (and actually five unofficial bedrooms if you count the ground floor “den”) folks are going to complain.
Oh, I think I found a good built example of what Neptune Beach might look like, this is a project that is being built in Mountain View by the same design company. See the fussy railing design and click on the link for more photos: