One of Ponte Vedra Beach’s most exclusive gated communities is poised to spend $13 million to overhaul its amenities.
The Plantation Strategic Committee leading the charge for the association presented to the community’s residents in December a three prong approach Amenity Improvement Plan.
Starting in January 2023, the Plantation House, the main club facility at the heart of the neighborhood, will close during renovations. The goal is to attack the renovations as quickly as possible and re-open in November 2023.
The fitness center will be expanded in the Plantation House, and a veranda will allow open air dining at the club. Wine lockers will be added to the entryway hallways for guests. The color palette will change and some structural improvements will be made to enhance the overall aesthetics of the club.
The second facet of the plan involves taking the experimental idea of incorporating pickleball courts in the country club’s parking lot and turning it into a legitimate tournament quality pickleball court facility. The pickleball courts will be closed during construction. The new courts will have a cabana and restroom facilities.
The last prong of the renovation will be at the oceanfront club house known as The Beach Club. It’s where residents utilize the neighborhood’s exclusive beach access and pool. They will dramatically expand the amenities offered by renovating the kitchen and building a separate cabana for beachgoers to change and use new restroom facilities.
“We want to expand and enhance the experience for the residents.”
According to members of The Plantation’s strategic planning commission, there are 577 homes in The Plantation in the community. It’s an equity membership community. New residents pay a $60,000 initiation fee which grants homeowners exclusive access to its amenities. The costs of the $13 million renovation will equate to a $275 a month assessment for 8 years starting in May 2024. Before then, assessments will rise $35 a month during the interest only period of the Amenity Improvement Plan loan.