Project with shops, homes planned near DeBary SunRail station
A mixed-use development called The Haven is planned for DeBary’s transit-oriented development district, just south of the city’s SunRail station. The Haven is slated to be built on 14 acres east of U.S. 17-92/South Charles Richard Beall Boulevard, less than a half-mile south of the DeBary SunRail Station on land that now is home to an auto salvage yard.
The mixed-use development will include two commercial outparcels fronting the thoroughfare, with 240 apartments behind them. The outparcels are planned to be 1.08 and 0.75 acres in size. The project is planned for an assemblage of four parcels currently home to Clayton & Son Auto Salvage. The company is owned by Ronald Beaulieu and Rodney Beaulieu, SunBiz records show. The Beaulieus sold the four parcels to Haven at DeBary LLC, a subsidiary of Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates Inc., for $1.3 million in April, Volusia County records show.
The South Carolina developer has been active in the Central Florida market with industrial and self-storage projects, according to its portfolio on its website, but this appears to be its first multifamily or mixed-use project in the region. Johnson Development Associates executives were not available for comment. The Haven project is seeking its preliminary platting with the city of DeBary. The Maitland office of Humphrey & Partners Architects also is involved in the project.