The Trust for Public Land Purchases 342-Acre Parcel on Black Hammock Island for $8.1M

The property, which had been entitled for up to 143 single-family homes, will become part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve for conservation.

Jacksonville, Fla. (July 29, 2022) – Land Advisors Organization’s Jacksonville, Florida, office represented the seller in the $8.1 million disposition of 342 acres on Black Hammock Island in Duval County, land that is entitled for up to 143 single-family lots.

The Trust for Public Land purchased the property and will deed it to the State of Florida and the U.S. Parks and Wildlife Service. The City of Jacksonville made a contribution towards the purchase. It will be added to the surrounding 35,000 acres that are currently under conservation lands known as the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

The property is bifurcated by Sawpit Road, with ± 1.6 miles of marsh frontage overlooking Pumpkin Creek, and almost a quarter of a mile of shoreline along Sawpit Creek with views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Logan Holz with Land Advisors Organization’s Jacksonville office represented the George Ogilvie Family Trust in the transaction.

“It’s a win for the Ogilvie family and a win for conservation,” Holz said. “Thanks to the Trust for Public Land, which helped to make this deal work for all involved, the land and the family’s legacy is being preserved for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.”

Trust for Public Land was the facilitator of the conservation of the property, working as the catalyst with the Ogilvie Family Trust and helping to leverage partnership funding from the City of Jacksonville.

Historically, the property was originally settled in the mid-1770s as part of a small settlement called Sawpit Bluff during the American Revolutionary War, during which British Loyalists and American Patriots clashed.  The owners of the property are descendants of the original settlers.

“After many generations of this land being in our family, it was a difficult and bittersweet decision to sell, but one that leaves me with great happiness that the land will be conserved. The beauty of nature will remain around us, which is very important for my family, myself, and the Ogilvie family legacy,” said George Ogilvie, Principal with the George Ogilvie Family Trust.

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