By Philip Haldiman, Independent Newsmedia
A gated subdivision within the 7,100-acre master planned community of Vistancia in North Peoria is inching toward build-out.
Texas-based David Weekley Homes purchased 65 home-sites on the final two remaining parcels in the private golf course community of Blackstone, located north of Loop 303.
The home builder bought the land from Vistancia Land Holdings, which owns the mega community. A sale price was not disclosed.
Both land parcels are located around the Blackstone Country Club.
The transaction brings David Weekley Homes’ total lots inside the high-end community to 310 homesites. There are a total of 650 lots projected for the entire community..
One parcel, totaling 38 home sites, is located along the 8th and 9th holes of the golf course. The other, totaling 27 home sites, is located around the 10th hole of the golf course.
Development has begun on both parcels and grand openings are planned for later this year.
The northern part of the city has seen explosive growth in recent years, and experts project more to come.
Peoria’s central corridor and northwest sector will continue to see growth in the next five years – Vistancia, and other developments in the north, such as Trilogy West and Lake Pleasant Heights, are projected to produce 2,500 units in the next five years, according to city documents.
From Bell Road north, the city is projecting nearly 6,000 new single family home units in the next five years — 2,935 in the central corridor and 3,034 in the northwest sector. This is projected to amount to 93 percent of the growth in the city, with an estimated population growth of 8,000 in the central corridor and 8,200 in the north, according to city documents.