Island Lakes (Goddard Road, east of Mortenview) has two builders currently working in the subdivision. The original project, which encompasses 120 acres and nearly 200 approved home sites, hit rock bottom when the original developer went bankrupt, leaving the Downtown Development Authority attempting to pick up the pieces for over a decade. Developer SR Jacobson presently has builders Allen Edwin Homes (Portage) and Apex Property Investments LLC (Trenton) building homes in the subdivision,
The subdivision has always had the potential to be one of Taylor’s finest housing tracts. It offers a beautiful entrance off Goddard and offers ponds and fountains on each side and opens to a circle that cuts east or west around the entire property, which also has an even larger pond down the east side.
According to Jacobson, the property has 84 single family lots. Allen Edwin Homes is building three and four bedroom colonials ranging between 1,658 square feet and a little over 3,000 square feet, starting in the high $250,000-range. Apex, likewise, is building colonial floor plans – its Aiden Colonial – which offer three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and are approximately 1,800 square feet.