St. Bourke, an Atlanta-based asset management and property development company working on behalf of Drapac Capital Partners (DCP), revitalized NorthShore on the St. Mary’s River in Kingsland, Camden County, Georgia. Dormant since the Great Recession and acquired by DCP in 2015, this premier waterfront community encompasses 750 acres of pristine low country and comprises 625 total homesites across five distinct phases.
NorthShore includes more than 4,000 feet of frontage along the St. Mary’s River, and its eleven interior lakes mean that more than 50% of NorthShore’s homesites are on the waterfront. Additionally, residents of the community enjoy stunning views of protected marshlands and an extensive amenity package including a multi-purpose recreation field, children’s playground, basketball court, beach volleyball court, and covered pavilion with grills.
“At NorthShore, homeowners live in nature – an opportunity that is quite rate today,” St. Bourke President Ben Simpson said. “St. Bourke is delighted to bring this community back to life and build upon the solid foundation established by the original developer. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from NorthShore’s original residents as well as the new homeowners moving in, and everyone seems to be very excited about the progress we’ve made thus far.”
Once it was determined that the Kingsland-Camden County housing market had recovered to the point of being able to absorb NorthShore’s lot inventory, DCP engaged St. Bourke to make targeted community improvements. The first phase of community improvements was delivered in Fall 2021 and focused on the community’s “front door” along Highway 40 by making significant upgrades to lighting, landscaping, monument appearance and security.
The community’s amenity package was completely overhauled as part of the stage one improvements including upgrades to the basketball and volleyball courts, multi-purpose recreational field and children’s playground. Additionally, the St. Bourke team conducted extensive lake clean-up and wetlands mitigation to improve the aesthetics of the community as well as protect NorthShore’s pristine natural environment. Finally, the development and launch of a community-dedicated website, www.northshore-kingsland.com, ensures home builders looking for lots and homebuyers looking for their next home can easily access the most current information.
The first stage of community improvements undertaken by St. Bourke on behalf of Drapac Capital Partners to-date ultimately led to the re-activation of NorthShore when Smith Family Homes acquired 70 lots – the first example of bulk new home construction since the community was developed in the mid-200’s. Smith Family Homes has already achieved great success within the project and is currently marketing homes from $350,000 into the $400,000s.
Additional improvements planned for NorthShore include an interior and exterior renovation of the community clubhouse and upgrades to the community’s boat launch, floating dock, observation deck, nature trails and a river pavilion.
St. Bourke is an asset management and property development company primarily focused on residential communities and commercial assets. Offering a full suite of placemaking services ranging from acquisition through detailed design and development to ongoing management, St. Bourke has helped a variety of both private and institutional clients achieve their project goals. Founded in 2015, St. Bourke creates thriving communities and drives significant value for its clients, partners and community stakeholders. Active in 20 U.S markets with 90 active residential projects, St. Bourke manages more than 12,000 acres and 25,000 lots. As Placemakers, St. Bourke makes places from the ground up. For more information call 678-853-2530 or visit www.StBourke.com.
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