Thursday, May 25, 2017

Preparing the Earth




Stone Creek, a Dell Webb 55+ community in southwest Ocala is growing by leaps and bounds. As I recall, it now consists of about 1600 homes and the community will cap out at about 3600 homes.

Before homes can be constructed, however, there's a great deal of ground work to be done ("ground work" - get it?)

Anyway, they're digging, they're laying pipe, they're rearranging the dirt, and they're working hard because Stone Creek is selling homes about as fast as they can be built.

20 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Big business down your way.
Didn't you used to live in Stone Creek?
But you are happier now?
YES!!
MB

William Kendall said...

A lot of work for these guys, while it lasts.

bill burke said...

I guess those 55+ communities are popular. Lots of people will follow the lead and head down your way to enjoy the heat.

Catalyst said...

Florida continues to grow. Will the land hold up or will it sink into the sea from the added weight.

Lois said...

My littlest grandson would love to watch all of this digging! He gets so excited when he sees those big machines.

Lois said...

Just read your comment and "far right" lane is exactly what that sign should say!

Linda said...

Lots of work being done here, Lowell! Here in Montreal, I keep seeing condominiums being built everywhere I turn, and I prefer to see homes as opposed to condos.

Kay said...

That second shot looks like a big sinkhole. It looks like the groundwork is digging through a lot of sand.

orvokki said...

And landscapes will change....
I agree Lois.

Francisco Emanuel said...

Um novo empreendimento que vai nascer.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Marleen said...

This is serious work! I guess many people are attracted to live there because of the Florida sun.

Andy said...

Good. More places for Canadians to spend the winter.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

O principio de uma urbanização.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Halcyon said...

Amazing that there's such demand for communities like this. I like our way of life where we have a mix of ages. But it is interesting to see the work being done.

LOLfromPasa said...

The Dell Webb company has been building communities for so long, my guess is that they know what they are doing. Quite a project.

Referring back to your comment on my blog - I wonder if any of those 'Mrs Blackbird' lookalikes will be interested in moving here. I did laugh at your comment - no surprise :).

Gunn said...

Great documentary/phoyographs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good groundwork is the key to successful development.. listen to me, you'd think I know what I'm talking about 😀😀 Happy weekend Lowell.

Sharon Anck said...

That Del Webb has certainly got a good thing going doesn't he?

magiceye said...

Man can never get enough! Dig, fill, build, repeat.

stardust said...

Stone Creek looks like a popular residential area. My youngest grandson will be so excited watching such a big working vehicle.

Yoko

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson