After nearly a year, CCMC has transitioned Babcock Ranch from pre-development consulting to management. Our three management agreements, beginning August 1, 2016, will include Babcock Residential, Babcock Commercial and Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District. The first neighborhood is on track to have models ready by early next year. “The uniqueness of this community and its alignment with the CCMC purpose, makes Babcock Ranch a wonderful community partner for CCMC,” explains central division president Todd Davidson.
Developed by Kitson & Partners, Babcock Ranch is a new eco-centric town embedded in nature and powered by the sun, innovation and the great outdoors. It will be a place to live with purpose, passion, energy and inspiration. The 18,000-acre project will eventually include 19,500 households, 6,000,000 square feet of commercial space, plus a 75 mega-watt solar facility and smart grid technology to ensure that Babcock Ranch generates more clean and renewable energy than it consumes, ensuring that is will become the leading voice in community-based sustainable energy. Destined to become America’s most walkable, hikeable and bikeable town, Babcock Ranch will feature a network of neighborhoods and public resources linked by trails, parks and greenways. Fifty percent of the land will be dedicated to greenways, parks and lakes. The development team envisions a place where children can bike to school, adults can walk to work, and families can shop within an easy stroll from their homes. Outdoor recreation and gathering places will abound. A wide spectrum of housing products and commercial opportunities, all featuring environmentally-friendly designs and technology, will be available. Adjacent to the 73,000-acre Babcock Preserve, this property is just 20 minutes northeast of Fort Myers, with easy access to the airport, beaches and cultural attractions.
With roots dating back to 1992, Kitson & Partners is a private real estate development company focused on creating vibrant, engaging places that spur economic growth and deliver enduring value. Over the past two decades, Kitson & Partners has established a set of guiding principles based on the development and management of sustainable master-planned communities and retail centers across the State of Florida, enabling the company to reduce environmental impacts and improve quality of life.