Construction will begin soon on Ciel Apartments, going in on the northeast corner of the Butler and Southside Boulevard. It will be 400 units over six four-story buildings with amenities such as a clubhouse, pool and fitness center, but also a dog park, electric car charging stations and a bike shop.

 

The project is being developed by WRH Properties, which has offices in Jacksonville and headquarters in St. Petersburg. It paid $9.2 million for 16.6 acres there last month.

Summit Contracting Group of Jacksonville has the $46 million contract. It’s expected to be complete in January 2019.

East Arlington

KB Home has paid $2,219,000 for 13.17 acres at the southeast corner of McCormick Road and Kernan Boulevard. There it plans to build Magnolia Cove, a 64-home, single-family community. Sizes will range from 1,700 square feet to over 3,000 square feet with prices expected to start in the mid-$200s.

It’s expected to open early next year.

The property does not include 2.5 acres at the corner. Sleiman Enterprises, the shopping center/retail developer owns that, and Toney Sleiman said they’re talking to a couple of convenience store chains about building there.

Jax Beach

JWB Real Estate Capital of Jacksonville has purchased two lots totaling 0.37 acre at 4th Avenue and 5th Street N. in Jacksonville Beach. The project is still in permitting, but plans call for six semi-detached townhomes, about 2,000 square feet each, eventually selling for about $450,000 each.

It bought the land from Jacksonville Beach Church of Christ on 5th Avenue N., which used the space for a parking lot.

JWB got its start buying, rehabbing, leasing and then either selling or keeping single-family homes. But it’s gotten more into development recently.

Southside

As reported in Friday’s paper, Cantrell & Morgan has closed on an 18.5 acre parcel at the southwest corner of Gate Parkway and Deerwood Park Boulevard. There it’s putting in Gateway Village at Town Center, first announced in April. Committed so far: A 289-unit apartment complex and retail buildings with Burrito Gallery, Sushi House, Bellaza Salon and a new specialty concept from Matthew Medure.

Nocatee

Anytime Fitness will open this fall in Nocatee Town Center. It’s going into the third building that Skinner Brothers Realty is putting in there. South Kitchen + Spirits will be next door.

Anytime Fitness locations are open 24 hours a day and usually staff for about nine hours a day. Members let themselves in with computerized keys the rest of the time. Memberships give access to all 2,400 Anytime gyms. It has 12 locations in Northeast Florida and four in the works in St. Johns County, including Nocatee.

Grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 1.

Southside

Two years ago, IP Capital Partners of Boca Raton paid $3.6 million for the 118,972-square-foot former Comcast building on 17 acres 6805 Southpoint Pkwy. It has sat empty since then, but this year the company is doing a lot of work, including $600,000 worth of exterior improvements. (Not to mention $1 million spent last year on roof, heat and air conditioning.)

Now it’s available for lease. Jesse Shimp, vice president of JLL, which is marketing the building, said his company has been in contact with potential tenants, but no one is signed yet. Spaces available range from 30,000 square feet on up to the entire building.

Permits

601 N. Newman St., renovations to 17-story Cathedral Towers, $10 million, Sauer. The 203-unit facility downtown is an affordable housing building for senior citizens. It was built in 1968.

4600 Touchton Road E., tenant buildout for Fidelity Investments on floors 3 and 4, $9,524,451, 58,000 square feet, Brasfield & Gorrie. The company announced in 2015 that it would expand its operations by hiring 300 employees by the end of 2018. It leased the space on Touchton for that expansion.

11812 Beach Blvd. and 8251 Old Middleburg Road, new Wawa convenience stores and gas stations, three permits for each location totaling $1,095,400, 6,119 square feet, Carl R. Pursell Construction. Both are scheduled to open next spring.

9041 New Kings Road, new Waffle House, $253,000, 1,635 square feet, Waffle House Inc. The company paid $260,000 for the 0.59-acre empty parcel just south of Trout River Drive last year.

7083 Collins Road, interior remodel of Fancy Sushi, $62,000, 1,800 square feet, NIALVI LLC.

10920 Baymeadows Road, remodel for Publix liquor store, $150,000, 2,566 square feet, Elkins Construction. Another liquor store recently closed in Reedy Branch Commons and Publix is opening its own next to the grocery store.

2950 N. Edgewood Ave., tenant buildout for internet cafe, $11,800, 2,400 square feet, Boshell & Sons.

370 Zoo Pkwy., modular building for Florida Fish & Wildlife at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, $80,000, 1,440 square feet.

3563 St. Johns Ave., tenant buildout for Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar, $550,000, 5,030 square feet, Northeast Florida Contracting. The restaurant is going into the former Cowford Traders spot in The Shoppes of Avondale. There’s a location in Babylon, N.Y., described as an Old World wine bar and eatery.

1827 N. Pearl St., converting use to The Cookbook restaurant, $1, 1,882 square feet, The Goodly Group of Northeast Florida.

11700 San Jose Blvd., tenant buildout for Tijuana Flats restaurant in the Mandarin South shopping center, $180,000, 2,405 square feet, TWT Design, Construction & Development. Earth Fare will open in the center on Aug. 23.

4875 Belfort Road, tenant buildout for Formativ Health on floors 1-4, $2,478,460, 72,200 square feet, Auld & White Constructors. The company announced in January that it was going to open an operations center in Jacksonville and hire up to 500 people. The agents will assist patients of health-care systems with administrative issues, such as locating physicians, setting appointments, asking about coverage and resolving billing questions.

7961 Arlington Expressway, interior renovation and repair to convenience store, $201,100, 1,784 square feet, DNR Constructors.

12795 San Jose Blvd., reconfigure shelving and lighting at Fresh Market, $75,000, TV John & Son.

9100 Philips Hwy., interior office buildout and new two-story addition for Gate Training Center, $997,800, 5,493 square feet, FLC Contracting.

4012 University Blvd N., demolish pool, deck and building at city’s Blue Cypress Park, $53,600, 2,250 square feet, Aman Construction Services. The pool has been closed due to disrepair and the city plans to build a new one there.

13493 Atlantic Blvd. and 150 Riverside Ave., reconfigure shelving and lighting at Fresh Market, $75,000 each, Collins & Arnold Construction.

9735 Old St. Augustine Road, renovation to Jacksonville Fitness Academy, $58,974, 2,849 square feet, Duckworth Construction.

11000 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for Ocean Sweeps arcade, $10,000, 6,000 square feet, RPD General Contractors.

5751 N. Main St., tenant buildout for Best Luck Arcade, $18,500, 1,050 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.

Sales

The Praedium Group of New York paid $57,250,000 for Views at Harbortown, a 300-unit complex at 14030 Atlantic Blvd., on the Intracoastal overlooking Harbortown Marina.

The Carroll Organization of Atlanta paid $75 million for Aqua Deerwood Apartments by Cortland, 9803 Creekfront Road off Southside Boulevard, a 616-unit complex built in the 1980s.

Southbelt Park Ltd. of Texas and IGS Diamond S. Inc of Jacksonville paid $4,415,000 for the Elkins Constructors building at 701 W. Adams St. The two-story, 32,300-square-foot building is 50 percent occupied with two tenants, Spohrer Dodd Law Firm and Orange Legal Litigation Support Services.

Zips Express Car Wash paid $2.5 million for the 7,297-square-foot Ducky’s Express Car Wash at 9491 Baymeadows Road. It was built in 1999 and last sold in 2003 for $1.5 million.

Gertz Partners LP of Atlantic Beach paid $2,365,000 for the building containing Hurricane Wings and Saucy Kitchen at 1615 Hendricks Ave. in San Marco, along with the empty lot next to it and the parking lot behind it.

Dream Finders Homes paid $790,000 for 16 lots in phase 2 of Patriot Ridge, off Normandy Boulevard, 3 miles west of I-295.

Aron and Allison Stefanides paid $1,225,000 for the 4,005-square-foot home at 4002 McGirts Blvd., on the river in Ortega. It was built in 1923 and last sold for $520,000 in 1990.

AIT & Co. Investments LLC of Hollywood Beach paid $3,580,000 for the Pollo Tropical building at 4863 Gate Pkwy. It was built in 2010 and last sold for $2,386,200 in 2011.

Jill Muchreke paid $1,027,899 for a 2,560-square-foot home at 215 S. 40th St., Jacksonville Beach. It sold for $660,000 when new in 2015.

Ralph Spencer paid $1,148,000 for a 3,537-square-foot condo in Oceanic, 205 S. 1st St., Jacksonville Beach. Former Jaguars tackle Luke Joeckel paid $1,160,000 for it in 2014, but he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in March. It sold for $1,279,600 when new in 2003.

Roger.bull@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4296