DAYTONA BEACH — When ICI Homes Chairman and CEO Mori Hosseini came up with the idea to create a “full life” community here, he envisioned a place where people of all ages and from all walks of life could come together.
That’s exactly what he saw this past weekend at the grand opening of the first model homes at his new Mosaic community off of LPGA Boulevard, west of Interstate 95.
On Saturday, when the event was held, more than 1,000 people turned out, said Hosseini, adding that the crowd was so large at times that his staff was unable to count everyone.
“We saw young families with kids and we saw retirees,” he said.
He added that when he dropped by on Sunday, he was thrilled to see the five model homes filled with people as well.
“For the weekend, we had over 1,500,” he estimated.
Encouraged by the strong turnout, Hosseini said his company expects to quickly sell out its 350-lot first phase and is now working to prepare a second phase of the planned 1,200-home community.
When fully built out, Mosaic will stretch from Father Lopez Catholic High School north to Tournament Drive and Champion Elementary School.
The community will include a wide range of amenities including a residents’ clubhouse with a fitness center and activities room, community pools, an amphitheater with covered stage for live music and community events, walking/jogging trails, a lake where residents will be able to fish, a boardwalk, a tot-friendly kids play area, a community garden and pocket parks. All homes at Mosaic are designed to be energy efficient with “smart” features that allow residents to control air-conditioning, heating, and lighting, via smart phone. WiFi hotspots will be located at gathering areas throughout the community.