During the “OceanGate Inaugural Home Dedications” on January 22, 2016, hosted by Beaches Habitat for Humanity (an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International), Genesis was noted as a Corporate Sponsor of the townhome residence in the City of Atlantic Beach, Florida. In addition to the sponsorship, Genesis provided professional services related to site planning, permitting, civil engineering, and landscape architecture for the new OceanGate Affordable Housing Community.
The property, formerly the site of the Palms Apartments at Mayport Road, was left abandoned for years. Beaches Habitat purchased the 7.2-acre site in 2013 and cleared the property of remaining debris and overgrowth, with a plan to create a community of affordable homes for people who are rooted here at the beach. All applicants must either live or work in the Beaches Habitat service area prior to approval.
The OceanGate community will include 70 two- and three-bedroom townhomes for qualified families in what is becoming a highly competitive and restrictive real estate market. The development will include attached homes in two, three, and four unit buildings. All homes will be conveyed fee-simple to each homeowner. Once completed, the OceanGate neighborhood will include amenity areas such as scenic corridor landscaping, a community park, and a community/education center for the families of the community. The homes will be arranged in a traditional neighborhood design with rear lane/alley access and buildings fronting on the scenic corridor or the main loop road with the community park.
Construction for OceanGate is well underway with an expected end date of 2018.