AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA – Crane Island Real Estate, LLC announced four homebuilders, design talent and infrastructure progress at Amelia Island’s Crane Island, a low impact, 113-home master planned community that will significantly increase the number of deep water home sites and slips directly on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Since breaking ground earlier this year, the following infrastructure has been completed on Crane Island: 47 platted home lots, asphalt roads, sidewalks, signage, natural gas, city water supply and sewage system. By this fall, power, street lighting, cable and high-speed Gigabit Internet connectivity will be installed.

This month, construction will begin on the first Crane Island homes, with resident move-ins slated for Spring 2019. The second phase, which includes 66 platted home lots, will also be delivered in Spring 2019. The entire project will be completed in 2024.

“We are all inspired by the opportunity at hand – the incredible chance to sustainably develop one of the last parcels of Intracoastal Waterway land on Amelia Island,” said Jack Healan Jr., developer of Crane Island. “We’ve been intentional in our selection of each company that will join the Crane Island family. Design matters at Crane Island, and each team member will contribute to our shared vision of creating a community where every home will offer a beautiful gift to the street.”

The 185-acre community incorporates innovative water and energy conservation techniques such as bioswales (an alternative to retention ponds) that minimize its footprint on the environment. The developers and homebuilders are carefully conserving as much of the natural maritime forest as possible.

The architecture of Crane Island will take its cues from the canopy of Ancient Oaks accented with Spanish moss and palm fronds, and embodies a low country, coastal luxe aesthetic. Four architectural styles will gently guide the custom home designs. Photos of the four architectural styles are available here: