NEW MARINA LETS HOMEOWNERS PLAY IN BACKYARD
April 18, 2006
A new, $200 million mixed-use development in Jacksonville, Florida, will combine four multi-family buildings with 700 units and 75,000 square feet of retail space and 150 state-of-the-art slips built by Bellingham Marine. Homeowners in Harbor Town at Pablo Creek can virtually moor their boats in their backyards so enjoying time out on the water is never more than a few steps away.
Located south of Atlantic Blvd. and west of the Intracoastal Waterway, this project is the first of its kind in the Jacksonville area. Townhomes facing the water are expected to sell for up to $1 million each, and will include a 50′ slip right outside the door. Slips can also be purchased by homeowners in three other developments.
Docks for the development of Harbor Town Marina were constructed by Bellingham Marine using its patented Unifloat® docking system. The system is a series of closed-cell polystyrene foam floats encased in lightweight, structural concrete. By connecting each module with through-rods, marinas can custom-design their docks to nearly any configuration with plenty of expansion possibilities.
Encasing the foam in strong and permanent concrete protects both the boaters who utilize the docks and the environment. The concrete is safe and sturdy with a non-slip surface, and it eliminates foam flaking
into the water. It also protects moored craft from waves and won’t rot, burn or corrode.
An HMYC yacht sales office, several luxury lifestyle retailers, an upscale restaurant and a marine store are just some of the benefits of living at Harbor Town. The slips are full-service with power, phone and cable hook-ups. A pump-out station is also available on-site.
As the world’s leading marina design/build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat saltwater systems, Unideck freshwater systems and Unistack dry storage systems for marinas worldwide.
Contact Bellingham Marine, P.O. Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227; www.bellingham-marine.com