Four homebuilding companies have committed to construct the 1,000 homes planned at WildBlue, a proposed gated community on east Corkscrew Road in unincorporated Lee County.
The WildBlue homebuilders are Lennar Corporation, Pulte Homes, Stock Development and WCI Communities — a Lennar-owned company.
Land development, such as clearing and dirt churning, has started within WildBlue, said Danielle Tocco, vice president of communications for Lennar Corporation, the master planner for WildBlue.
Lennar and Pulte will build the first model homes at WildBlue, which are planned to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, Tocco said.
Home models built by WCI Communities and Stock Development will come later in 2019.
Homes within WildBlue are planned throughout the nearly 3,000-acre property, which is just east of the Village of Estero. The community borders Corkscrew Road to the south and Alico Road to the north.
WildBlue will include 872 acres of lakes and 1,329 acres of preserve land spread throughout the community, in addition to other on-site amenities, according to a Lennar release.
Each of the four companies are planning homes in the varying sizes and price ranges:
Lennar will offer homes from 1,800 to 3,800 square feet at a price range from $400,000 to $700,000.
Pulte Homes is planning homes from 1,671 to 3,900 square feet at a price range from $400,000 to over $1 million.
WCI Communities will offer homes from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet at a price range of $400,000 to $1 million.
Stock Development will offer homes from 2,500 to more than 4,000 square feet at prices from $600,000 to more than $4 million.