Corner Lot’s Spanish Forest Development Approved to Provide Workforce Housing in St. Augustine

Spanish Forest, Corner Lot’s newest residential development, was unanimously approved by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday. Located west of Duval Street and south of W. Sixth Street in the community of West Augustine, the project is being developed through St. Johns County’s Workforce Housing zoning classification as an attainable housing solution for City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents.

Spanish Forest will include approximately 32 acres and will offer 106 single-family residential units, park-like amenities, trails, and open space. Designed to be compatible with surrounding neighborhoods, nearby schools, and the Solomon Calhoun Recreation Center, the development will include a combination of Breeze Homes townhouses and detached single-family homes. Corner Lot is working with representatives from the community to determine a final development name that represents the history and culture of the surrounding neighborhoods.

“The need for workforce housing in St. Augustine and St. Johns County is well documented and Spanish Forest gave us the opportunity to meet that demand while also building a community people will be proud to call home.” said Andy Allen, Corner Lot CEO. “I’d like to thank Billy Zeits and Michael Ryan for their local knowledge and for working closely with members of the West Augustine community, St. Johns County staff, and the Commissioners to solicit their input into the project. We’re grateful for the community’s assistance in helping ensure Spanish Forest is compatible with the surrounding community.”

Spanish Forest has been designed to preserve the wetlands that run throughout the site. In addition, the community will be linked to the existing sidewalks on Duval Street, allowing residents to connect directly to bike and pedestrian facilities and the Solomon Calhoun Community Center. The project is scheduled to break ground in fall 2022 and be complete in winter 2023.