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Lennar starting sales for 800-house ‘active adult’ community near Indian Land

Rendering of plan for amenities at Tree Tops by Lennar
Rendering of plan for amenities at Tree Tops by Lennar

Homebuilder Lennar is getting ready to start pre-sales at a new development near Indian Land on 613 acres that used to be a camp for children.

Tree Tops by Lennar will be an “active adult” gated community, restricted to owners who are 55 and older. Lennar bought the property from Thompson Child & Family Focus, which operated the Tree Tops camp, in July.

The new Lennar development includes up to 800 houses, but Lennar said 60 percent of the site will be left undeveloped and wooded. The community will be developed around a lake on the property, and will emphasize a “return to nature” lifestyle, Lennar said.

“By sourcing natural building materials like stone and timber, we’ve been forging a stunning, rustic feel unlike any other community in the Charlotte-area,” said Jon Hardy, Lennar’s Charlotte division president, in a statement.

Pre-sales will open in early 2016.

Amenities for residents will include a pool, clubhouse with kitchen, fitness center, pickleball, walking trails and a waterfront amphitheater. A “village center” consisting of 10 log cabins for resident use will include a business center, celebration center, card rooms, news room, sewing room and nature room.

In addition to the development, Lennar’s development plans also call for:

▪ Donating a 2.2 acre parcel on the north side of Van Wyck Road for a public safety facility.

▪ Giving $835,000 for public safety services in the area.

▪ Contributing $417,500 to the Lancaster County School District.

▪ Lennar will contribute up to $350,000 for Van Wyck Road improvements running from Highway 521 to Tree Tops’ entrance.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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