Another big development in St. Johns County is getting rolling. The three builders in Bannon Lakes have already been building in individual neighborhoods. But now the amenity center and entrance are complete, and it’s ready for a grand opening.

 

Bannon Lakes is big at 580 acres and has plans for up to 849 single-family homes, 150 townhomes, 15,000 square feet of office and 105,000 square feet of commercial/retail.

The three neighborhoods:

  • Southshore at Bannon Lakes, KB Home, $220,000-$260,000.
  • Bridge Bay at Bannon Lakes, Pulte Homes, $240,000-$300,000. It’s a gated, 55+ community.
  • The Grove at Bannon Lakes, AV Homes, $285,000-$350,000.

 

The grand opening is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and will feature food trucks and live music. Bannon Lakes is at the northeast corner of the Interstate 95 and International Golf Parkway interchange. That’s across the street from Markland, a 345-lot community and just west of Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area, which has no homesites for sale.

Bannon Lakes is being developed by Eastland, the developers of Queen’s Harbour and Bartram Park.

Town Center

The newest Aldi grocery store will open Aug. 31 on Town Center Parkway. The store is at 444 Town Center Parkway, in Town Center Promenade, one of three new developments going there. Several retaurants going into the Promenade, Strand and Crossing projects have already opened, including Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Taco Bell, Newk’s Eatery and Chuy’s.

Ribbon-cutting for Aldi will be at 8:25 a.m.

It will be the third Aldi in Jacksonville and the fifth in the area. Nationwide, it has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states.

Nocatee

Nocatee is opening its newest area next month. Crosswater at Nocatee will have three neighborhoods: Heritage Trace with 188 home sites, Freedom Landing with 106 and Liberty Cove with 138. Builders include CalAtlantic Homes, David Weekley Homes, Providence Homes, ICI Homes and Riverside Homes.

Sales start in September with model homes expected to open in January. Prices start in the high $200s.

Palencia

A reader asked about the status of Publix and the Shoppes of Palencia Commons in St. Johns County. Last November, it was announced that Publix would move into a space vacated by Food Lion in 2012. Work was supposed to have begun early this year with opening set for early 2018.

But work didn’t begin early this year.

It is moving forward, though. Some work has just started, but a couple more permits are needed for the major demolition and buildout. Opening is now planned for fall 2018.

San Marco

Work has begun on Roosters Men’s Grooming Center at Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue in San Marco, in a spot last occupied by Subway. It’s a franchise owned by Pete Helow, who has owned his own photography, printing and marketing companies in Jacksonville.

It’s described as a high-end salon, with hair cuts costing $30, but that includes a scalp and neck massage among other things. So there’s that. Opening is expected in October.

Roosters has 80 salons in 23 states.

Town Center

The PGA Tour Superstore is scheduled to open Oct. 21 in The Strand, one of the new developments opening across the street from St. Johns Town Center. It’s a big store, about half the size of a full supermarket. The chain currently has 30 stores, including three in Florida and three in Georgia.

By the way, it has hired all but one or two of the 28 to 30 employees it needs. Apply at pgatoursuperstore.com/careers.

Permits

3958 Baymeadows Road, finish building at Palazzo on St. Johns, $3 million, four stories, 60,415 square feet, Bradenton Cove Construction. As I reported two weeks ago, two of the condo buildings at Palazzo are finished and mostly sold. The third building, which has sat unfinished for a decade, will be finished, and this is the permit for that. The fourth building, also unfinished, will be demolished.

13990 Bartram Park Blvd., phase two of Carlton at Bartram Park apartments, 17 permits totaling $13,271,000. Esterline Construction.

11699 Camden Road, addition to Special Tools Solutions, $1.8 million, 50,000 square feet, Tom Collier Building Contractor.

10196 Kit Fox Parkway, entrance and fountain to Fox Creek on Oak Leaf Plantation Parkway, $268,000, K&G Construction.

9700 Deer Lake Court, tenant buildout for Glitz and Glam Nails, $85,200, 2,690 square feet, House Doctors Construction.

13966 Village Lake Circle, new bulding for Dairy Queen Grill and Chill with drive-through in Bartram Park, $675,000, 3,287 square feet, Denny Sanders Construction.

10544-10552 Maidstone Cove Drive, six new townhomes in Trout River Station off Capper Road, $86,085-$91,260 each, Maronda Homes of Florida.

7245 Blanding Blvd., new car wash at Coggin Buick, $150,000, 1,200 square feet, RLH Construction.

9504 Crosshill Blvd., tenant buildout for Fixit, $35,040, 1,176 square feet, J. Lane Construction.

13333 103rd St., installation of hydrogen storage and dispensing system at new Amazon fulfillment center, $408,000, Earthwork Solutions Construction. Hydrogen is used in forklifts, and Amazon recently acquired the rights to buy 23 percent of a hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer. The center is scheduled to open in late September.

4615 Philips Highway, tenant buildout for comprehensive care center, $665,330, 5,400 square feet, Gary S. Bailey.

655 W. 8th St., replace cath lab equipment at UF Health, $347,069, 730 square feet, Saurer Inc.

7801 Gate Parkway, racking and merchandizing at new Ikea, $762,666, BTI Construction. The company has not given an opening date, only saying it will open this fall.

5285 Shad Road, convert use to Winners Arcade, $800, 1,800 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.

9039 Southside Blvd., renovation to Five Guys Burgers and Fries, $219,823, 2,984 square feet, Kasteel Enterprises.

Sales

Evergreen Jacksonville Offices LLC of Hollywood paid $4.9 million for the four-story, 51,264-square-foot office building at 4348 Southpoint Blvd. It was built in1983 and last sold for $3.1 million in 1998.

Partners Three Holdings LLC paid $992,000 for 18 acres of timberland off Cedar Point Road. D.R. Horton will buy the land, which includes 64 lots, as the final phase of the Cedarbrook community.

Island Private Capital Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill., paid $19,700,000 for Magnolia Village apartments, 1620 Bartram Road, off Atlantic Boulevard. The 168-unit complex was built in 2008 and last sold for $14 million in 2010.

Kristen & Kevin LLC of Jacksonville paid $1,385,000 for the 8,695-square-foot shopping center at 6680 Powers Ave., at the corner of Toledo Road. It was built in 1990 and last sold for $610,000 in 2012.

Michael Brumback and Jenny Parker et al. paid $1,425,000 for the 6,080-square-foot home at 1025 Maple Lane in San Marco. It was built in 1938 and last sold for $590,000 in 1997.

D.R. Horton paid $3,364,000 for 58 lots in Gillespie Gardens off Gillespie Avenue and New Berlin Road. Homes in the community start in the high $100s.

8th and Main Capital LLC of Jacksonville paid $680,000 for the 9,528-square-foot building at 1801 N. Main St., at the corner of 8th Street in Springfield. It was built in 1908 and last sold for $1.2 million in 2007.

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