The first thing going into Branan Field Village is a hotel. After that will come offices, stores, apartments and more hotels.

 

It’s at the southeast corner of Old Jennings and Branan Field roads, just off Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg. That’s across from St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County and behind Lowe’s.

The project has 92 acres with plans to develop 75 of those acres. The first phase, 30 acres, will be retail and office, particularly medical.

“We’re right across from St. Vincent’s,” said John Kiddy, who is developing the project with Ken Atlee and Tim Benner. “And we feel like there’s going to be a lot more medical coming to the area.”

He said the first phase will include about 75,000 square feet of retail, with services such as copy centers.

“We’ll get some retail because we’ve got Lowe’s, Home Depot and Walmart right there,” he said. “But expect to support the hospital.”

One area is set aside for what Kiddy calls a hotel park. Construction should start for a Hampton Inn as soon as next month, he said. And he expects another three or four hotels to follow.

“It’ll be similar to what they have at Chaffee Road and I-10 or in Bartram Park,” he said. “There’s not another hotel within 20 miles.”

The second phase, he said, will be multifamily housing. Construction on that could start later this year.

Of course, much of this is coming because of the First Coast Expressway. The section from I-10 to Blanding is expected to be done by the end of the year. Work on the stretch from there to Green Cove Springs is scheduled to start in early 2019.

More Clay

Construction should start in the next few weeks on Cassie Gardens on College Drive, just north of County Road 220 in Clay County.

It’s a 96-unit apartment building for low-income seniors and construction is expected to take about 12 months.

It’s being developed by TVC, a subsidiary of Vestcor that has several other area projects in the works. All are restricted to certain income levels.

Mary Eaves, an 80-unit community for seniors on West 16th St., started taking residents almost three weeks ago and is half occupied.

Its grand opening ceremony will be Sept. 20.

Lofts at LaVilla, a 130-unit complex not limited to seniors, is expected to be completed in November on Water Street in front of the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Residents are scheduled to begin moving in Dec. 1.

Lofts at Monroe will break ground in the next month or so on Adams Street, three blocks north of the convention center. It will be a 108-unit complex, also not limited to seniors.

Ikea

Ikea is installing three electric vehicle charging stations at its new store on Gate Parkway. They’re part of the Blink Network of charging stations. The store opens this fall.

Healthy

Two developments have partnered with area universities to create healthier environments.

Wildlight, a 2,900-acre, mixed-used development in Nassau County, has joined with the University of Florida and UF Health. The first phase of Wildlight calls for about 1,000 homes across about 260 acres, along with 350 acres of preserved land. Details of the UF plan for the development are still being worked out.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville University’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is working with The District - Life Well Lived, a 30-acre development on Jacksonville’s Southbank. The school will study the effectiveness of the healthy lifestyle features planned for The District.

Leases

VyStar Credit Union has leased 26,000 square feet on the second floor of 11701 San Jose Blvd. and it’s going to move about 300 employees there from its headquarters on Blanding Boulevard. The headquarters will remain on Blanding and some employees from other locations will move there.

SS&C Technologies has leased another 25,000 square feet in Gramercy Woods on Southside Boulevard. It now has a total of 73,000 square feet there. Colliers International negotiated both leases.

Permits

4500 San Pablo Road S., EP equipment replacement at Mayo Clinic, $155,674, 360 square feet, Auld &White Constructors.

2422 N. Myrtle Ave., alterations to art gallery, $10,000, 3,255 square feet, Nesmith Construction.

720 Scotia Road, interior demolition and renovation at Old Dominion Freight, $1,634,849, 7,630 square feet, D.F. Chase Inc.

7802 Atlantic Blvd., renovation of VyStar Credit Union branch, $583,867, 5,866 square feet, Dana B. Kenyon Co.

8451 Western Way, tenant buildout for Total Military Management, $574,884, 14,867 square feet, CG Construction of Jacksonville.

2 Independent Drive, interior demolition of Village Bread Café at Jacksonville Landing for future tenant, $15,000, 2,261 square feet, Target Contractors.

14070 Beach Blvd., remodel convenience store to include Subway, $150,419, 4,700 square feet, Suncoast Industrial &Construction Services.

1823 University Blvd. S., convert use from single-family home to assisted living, $1, 2,590 square feet, Kingdom Builders Construction Group.

13500 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for Our Bookkeeper, $7,500, 1,200 square feet, MCM Building Enterprise.

10523 Deerwood Park Blvd., new three-story storage facility, $3 million, 100,341 square feet, PAR Builders.

5035 W. 12th St., office renovation at R&R Electric, $105,000, 3,040 square feet, Ardworks Construction.

10529-10539 Maidstone Cove Drive, six new townhomes in Trout River Station off Capper Road, $86,085-$91,260 each, Maronda Homes.

3468-3564 Baxter St., eight new single-family homes in Arbor Mill, $75,000 each, D.R. Horton. The developer describes Arbor Mill, off Oakleaf Plantation Parkway, as an active adult community.

9527 Regency Square Blvd., interior buildout for Pat Thai restaurant, $2,800, 1,109 square feet, Andesco.

3990 Imeson Road, new modular building for UPS, $1,174,181, 11,083 square feet, National Construction and Development.

7500 Centurion Parkway, remodeling conference rooms at Johnson &Johnson, $125,503, 590 square feet, Fickling Construction.

13500 Beach Blvd., tenant buildout for Pet Supermarket, $105,700, 8,078 square feet, Target Contractors.

358-377 Gillespie Gardens Drive, five new homes off New Berlin Road an Airport Center Drive, D.R. Horton, $75,000 each.

1835 University Blvd. S., converting single family home to assisted living, $5,000, 1,063 square feet, Kingdom Builders Construction Group.

6247 Ricker Road, converting single-family home to community residential home, $5,000, 4,430 square feet, Kingdom Buildings Construction Group.

11665 Fort Caroline Road, new family life center for Holy Spirit Catholic Church, $2,240,650, 11,230 square feet, Tim Young Construction.

218 Broad St., tenant buildout for Duval Legal Center, $315,653, 4,752 square feet, Emerald C’s Development.

7091 Collins Road, tenant buildout for Jersey Mike’s Subs, $182,309, 1,245 square feet, L.C. Construction.

Sales

The Eisenberg Group of Coral Gables paid $7.43 million for the Westgate Distribution Center, 5501 and 5599 Commonwealth Ave., and the Agmac Distribution Center, 5858 Broadway Ave. The three buildings total 237,000 square feet and were 87 percent leased at time of sale. Cushman &Wakefield negotiated the sale.

Saglo Development of Miami paid $7,850,000 for Dunn Village, a 73,728-square-foot shopping center at 6765 Dunn Ave. It was built in 2010 and is anchored by Rowe’s IGA.

Tracy Hulihan paid $2.6 million for the 4,872-square-foot beachfront home at 3929 Duval Drive, Jacksonville Beach. It was built in 1993 and last sold for $3.2 million in 2009.

Parkview Living Inc. of Putnam Valley, N.Y., paid $3,275,000 for the Park View Place apartments at 6226 Barnes Road. The 68-unit complex was built in 1967 and last sold for $2.3 million in 2013.

John Forbes Revocable Trust et al. paid $2,950,000 for the 10,054-foot-home on 2 acres on the river at 6068 San Jose Blvd. W. and a 0.33-acre lot in front of it. The house was built in 2001 and last sold for $3.8 million in 2015.

Adams Homes of Northwest Florida paid $882,000 for 21 lots in the Villages of Westport, off Braddock Road and Dunn Avenue in Northwest Jacksonville.

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