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The two homes under construction at West End by Tommy Logan are going vertical. My house is the smaller building on the left, and a larger double-lot house is going up just three lots away. We posted the floor plans of both houses earlier this year.
On my house the footers are just about to be poured, and the first floor should be completed by the end of the month.
Norman Saia and Steve Tate of Saia-Tate Homes plans to hold a weekend getaway this Father’s Day Weekend, June 17th-19th, at Old Bahama Bay. The weekend includes accommodations at Old Bahama Bay, activities and the opportunity to meet with Saia-Tate to discuss lot owner options for construction.
Tentative schedule of events:
June 17th (Friday) Arrival at Old Bahama Bay
Guests may fly direct to West End from Florida.
Pick up service also available from Freeport International
Welcome reception at check-in table at Saia-Tate office, hand out weekend itinerary, meet the sponsors
Evening reception for adults and movies for kids
Events for June 18th (Saturday)
Breakfast and tour
Kids activities with parents
Late afternoon games on the beach/ early evening barbecue at Beach Club
Events for June 19th (Sunday)
Departure for Airport
E-mail Maura@NautilusMarketing.com for additional details, special package pricing.
I spent a long weekend at Old Bahama Bay with my family and took the opportunity to visit the development again. The slab was almost ready to be poured on the large double-lot house under construction. With infrastructure complete not much had changed elsewhere in the development since my visit last month.
My builder Tommy Logan delivered the plans to the Architectural Board this week for approval, and will file for permits once approved.
Many lot owners (including myself) are considering building within the development, even before any of the new “core” plans are announced. While the hotel and water parks are not going to be in place anytime soon, West End and the existing Old Bahama Bay resort still provides for a “Caribbean” experience within a 20 minute flight from Florida.
The above double-lot ocean front house is currently under construction by Logan Construction Group (321) 432-1706 in the Beausoleil sub-section. When I visited in January the slab was almost ready to be poured, and will likely be the first house to be completed within the development.
Earlier this month I hired a draftsman through Logan, John Pilkey (863) 324-1193, to start drawing a beach front house for my family. It will be quite smaller than the above house - 30ft wide, two stories, about 3400 sq-ft living/4700 sq-ft total – but plenty of space for weekend getaways. We started with a base plan Logan provided, and by revision four had a finished draft. John charges $1,000 to get started (with unlimited revisions), and $4,000 to $4,500 at completion (ready for permit). Will post updates on the progress.
Maura from Saia-Tate International Builders sent out the following progress update in late November.
“I have just returned from West End at the Ginn Project and there is definite
progress being made with the construction, etc. There are several people
that are now working on developing plans for their homes to be built on
their lots as well as docks to be built on the canal lots. The beaches are
looking great and the golf course is being maintained and groomed.
In addition, Credit-Suisse and Lupard Adler are working together to create a
new marketing and sale team for the Ginn Project. I believe you will see
substantial progress on this matter as soon as the Foreclosure is approved
by the Court system in the Bahamas which should happen some time before
January. It is also my understanding, there will be a new builder program
and ARC to support the demand of new construction in the future. CS and LA
have been meeting in West End regularly over the past few months. I feel
this is a step in the right direction for the entire project.