While most of the southern growth in the Jacksonville area is coming in St. Johns County, Clay County is getting its own. More will come when the First Coast Expressway is finished, but some developments aren’t waiting.
GreenPointe Communities is putting GreyHawk on 188 acres west of Branan Field Chaffee Road and just south of Oakleaf Plantation Parkway. The plans call for 500 homesites with lots 43, 53 and 63 feet wide. Prices will run from the low $200s to above $400,000. Most will back up to lake or preserve land, said Mike Taylor, GreenPointe’s North Florida manager.
Taylor said they’ll break ground in late September and the first phase of lots will come on the market in fall 2018.
Builders have not been chosen yet. GreenPointe paid $5.1 million for the property two weeks ago.
Work is getting underway on a second garage for really nice and expensive toys. WheelHouse is going in on Palm Valley Road, just off Nocatee Parkway. The idea is this: Thirty-six units basically planned for storage of fine autos for people who don’t have enough room at home for them. But they’ll hold RVs, boats or anything else that needs large storage.
Chris Pilinko, one of the partners, said the units are 20 feet high with sizes running from 700 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. Two guys, he said, are buying three units with no walls between them for their car collection.
Prices start at $100,000 and go up from there, he said. The units all have heat and AC in with water lines stubbed in, but bathrooms, etc., will be up to the buyers. There will be an owners lounge.
Pilinko’s partner in the project is David Wallace, a longtime player and coach in the Cleveland Indians organization who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach. The PARC Group, developers of Nocatee, are also involved.
They broke ground three weeks ago and expect vertical construction to start in the next few weeks.
WheelHouse is similar to the Extreme Toy Garage that I wrote about in June. That’s a 48-unit project going in on St. Johns Bluff Road North. Pilinko said the concept already exists in other areas. He first saw it in Colorado where there are 1,200 units within 45 minutes of downtown Denver.
The new Gate store and gas station that replaced the old Gate store and gas station on San Jose Boulevard is scheduled to open Thursday, Aug. 31. The previous store, which was almost 20 years old, was closed in April, then torn down and a new building constructed in its place.
The new store is about 1,000 square feet larger, including Gate’s Fresh Kitchen cafe, frozen yogurt, etc. Outside, there’s more pumps and more parking.
There’s a lot of promotions for the opening, including free coffee and fountain drinks through Sept. 6, free Krispy Kreme doughnuts 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and product sampling during the day.
MedExpress will open its first center in Jacksonville next week on Merrill Road. The clinic offers urgent care, employer health and other services. It’s offering free sports physicals through Sept. 12. It’s open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day with no appointment necessary.
It opens Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7720 Merrill Road. The former Arthur Murray Dance Studio on the site was demolished and a new building constructed this year.
MedExpress is also building a clinic in the Atlantic North development at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards with opening planned this winter.
9143 Philips Highway, tenant buildout for Haven Hospice, $96,425, 5,000 square feet, Atkinson Enterprises.
1452 N. Myrtle Ave., tenant buildout for Myrtle Crab Shack, $26,500, 2,600 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.
4455 Atlantic Blvd., weight room renovation at Episcopal High School, $81,000, Carlton Construction.
5895 Roosevelt Blvd., addition to Tropical Smoothie Café for sitdown area, $180,000, 570 square feet, Oakwell Companies.
8226 Philips Highway, office renovation for ADP time repair clock center, $362,021, 5,825 square feet,The Angelo Group.
601 Riverside Ave., renovations to second and third floor of Black Knight Financial Services, $1,505,408, 16,925 square feet, Fickling Construction.
2100 Dunn Ave., demolish building, $51,118, 16,000 square feet, Ticon Commercial. Acclaim Academy Charter School Duval North closed at that site last year. The property, close to 20 acres, sold for $1.7 million in 2013.
9000 Southside Blvd., alteration of existing space for Kraton Corp., $1,399,972, Duckworth Construction. Kraton, which bought Jacksonville-based Arizona Chemical last year, is moving 150 workers to Gramercy Woods office park.
7556 Salisbury Road, metal pavilion and bathrooms at Southpoint Community Church, $100,000 and $60,000, 4,800 and 528 square feet, Sarbu Construction.
3003 Claire Lane, new building for Willens Professional Park, $500,000, 5,800 square feet, Osterer Construction.
8725 Youngerman Court, tenant buildout for ECH Investments, $12,000, 2,313 square feet, E.H. Contracting.
2777 University Blvd. W., expand 9 Ball Heaven Sports Grill & Billiards into adjacent unit, $23,000, 2,000 square feet, Age in Place.
13845 Alvarez Road, tenant buildout for Inmark, $52,932, 20,800 square feet, Haskew Co. & Associates.
655 W. 8th St., UF Health food service renovation, $728,895, 2,396 square feet, JB+J Construction of Florida.
Colony Northstare of Los Angeles paid $24,050,000 for the three-building warehouse complex at 13845 Alvarez Road. It was built n 2008 and last sold for $20.7 million in 2014.
9150 Baymeadows Road LLC paid $4,078,020 for the Ramada Jacksonville/Baymeadows Hotel & Conference Center, 9150 Baymeadows Road at Interstate 95. It has 98 rooms, was built in 1974 and last sold for $3,684,000 in February.
Babaji Shivram USA Re Holdings LLC of Jacksonville paid $2,462,500 for the 52-unit apartment complex at 6916 Old Kings Road S. It was built in1964 and last sold for $1.5 million in 2009.
Flying Colors Group LP and Villa Gardens Investments LLC of Lake Worth, Fla., paid $3.2 million for the property leased to Cummins Eastern Power, 755 Picketville Road.
New Star Hotels LLC paid $4,750,000 for the Travelodge Inn and Suites, 1153 Airport Road. The 192-unit hotel was built in 1973 and last sold for $2.5 million in 2014 after selling for $6.3 million in 2008.
Robert L. Scott et al. paid $1.1 million for Unit 804 in Costa Verano, 1031 S. 1st St., Jacksonville Beach. It was built in 2006 and last sold for $1 million in 2008.
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