It’s more than a year in the making, but the building permit has been issued for a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Baymeadows Road. It’s going into the Baymeadows Commons shopping center, 9550 Baymeadows Road.

 

As we’ve reported, Bailey’s Health & Fitness left the shopping center early next and Walmart’s applications for the site began soon after. The space where Bailey’s was has been torn down and the market will be built from scratch in the middle of the shopping center.

In May, the company confirmed that the store would open by the end of Walmart’s fiscal year, which ends Jan. 30, 2018.

International Contractors of Illinois has the contract for the $5 million, 40,545-square-foot building.

Downtown

In case you missed the story last week, a Texas firm has paid $110 million for the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The buyer is a corporation that shares the same address as Westmont Hospitality Group, which has an ownership interest in more than 500 hotels.

The manager of the hotel issued a statement saying that it will remain a Hyatt. The hotel has been closed since Hurricane Irma pushed water into it. Reopening is expected soon.

Wawa!

An application for a Wawa convenience store and gas station has been filed with the St. Johns River Water Management District. The 5,636-square-foot store is planned for the southeast corner of Blanding Boulevard and Collins Road. There are several buildings, including a gas station and a restaurant, on the three parcels totaling 2.47 acres.

That makes about 14 locations in the area where Wawa is planning stores, though the company hasn’t confirmed them all. The first three stores expected to open this fall in the Jacksonville area are at 4866 Gate Parkway, 678 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park and 6787 Wilson Blvd.

It is holding a job fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 10434 Midtown Parkway, behind the St. Johns Town Center. The company is seeking to fill about 200 positions.

More Collins

Pet Supermarket and Pet Angels Animal Hospital will be going into the new 9,590-square-foot building under construction in front of the Walmart at 7067 Collins Road. Lat Purser & Associates handled the leasing, opening is expected next year. J. Raymond Construction has the $1 million building contract.

Baymeadows

Groundbreaking is expected to take place in the next few weeks on a new, small shopping on Baymeadows Road East, just across from the R.G. Skinner Parkway intersection. It’s going to be called Bay95 and Charles Skinner, of the developer Property Theater, said it will be 14,500 square feet.

It already has two confirmed tenants that he can name, he said, Marco’s Pizza and Salsas Mexican Restaurant. Salsas has three restaurants in the Jacksonville area and two more further down the coast. Marco’s is a national chain with more than 800 restaurants.

A dry cleaning dropoff station and a nail salon are also committed, he said.

Westside

UPS is putting a sorting facility into a 400,000-square-foot building at 12400 Presidents Court, off Pritchard Road west of Interstate 295. It often leases temporary space for its increased seasonal work starting each fall. But this space will continue to be used afterward as its Imeson Road facility undergoes a major transformation.

Last year, the company announced plans to spend $196 million to enlarge and upgrade the facility. When completed in the fall of 2019, capacity will increase by one-third to more than 80,000 packages processed per hour. It is expected to add few jobs because most of the work in increasing automation.

The buildout permit for Presidents Court is $4,932,529.

Nassau

Artisan Homes has purchased 17 acres on Tuscany Way, just off Florida A1A and just west of the Intracoastal in Nassau County. Condos had been planned for the site, but that fell through.

Now Artisan Homes plans 22 two-story townhouses, but in 11 duplexes. They’ll be about 2,500 square feet and start in the low $500s. The company still has to modify the PUD and get all the permits. But Tim Rich with Artisan said the first models could start going up around next June.

Robert Selton and Matt Entriken of Colliers International Northeast Florida represented the seller.

Beaches

VyStar Credit Union will open a branch at Fletcher High School on Tuesday, Oct. 3. It will be the credit union’s 13th in area high schools.

Atlantic

Zips Car Wash keeps adding to its local portfolio. The Arkansas-based company paid $3,370,000 for Blue Water Car Wash, 8714 Atlantic Blvd. The car wash was built in 2008 on property that sold for $860,000 two years earlier.

Zips now has seven locations in Jacksonville, all bought since December. It has 15 in Florida and 88 overall.

Clay

On Thursday, the Clay County Development Review Committee will consider a proposal for a new apartment complex in Branan Field Village, which is going in at the southeast corner of Old Jennings and Branan Field roads, just off Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg. Ashford Pointe would be an affordable housing complex for ages 55 and up, with a maximum of 100 units.

If approved by the county, it would still need the OK for Florida Housing Finance Corporation funding.

The full plan for Branan Field Village includes retail, office and hotels.

St. Augustine

Book Warehouse has opened in St. Augustine Premium Outlets. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is expected to open early fall, as wells as a renovated Lids store, which has been closed during its remodeling.

Permits

3851 Emerson St., tenant buildout for Spring Park Pharmacy, $14,500, 1,388 square feet, Design Prism & Construction.

841 Prudential Drive, tenant buildout for One Call Care Management, $267,407, 15,583 square feet, Adams Interior Contractors. One Call is consolidating its Jacksonville offices into its Southbank headquarters.

1900 Boulevard, renovations of first floor restrooms at UF Health to make ADA compliant, $71,768, Sauer Inc.

1058 Arlington Road, tenant buildout for Magic Gold arcade,$64,395, 4,667 square feet, TDB Construction.

10445 San Jose Blvd., adding drive-up ATM to Bank of America, $92,000, Golden Sands General Contractors.

1101 Bay St., demolition of part of JTA’s convention center skyway station, $200,000, Balfour Beatty Construction.

4852 Town Center Parkway, tenant buildout for Mattress One, $200,000, 3,998 square feet, Crabtree Construction. It’s going into The Strand. Town Center Promenade is getting a Mattress Firm.

2861 College St., new modular building for McCall Services Lawn Care, $205,000, 1,960 square feet, F&G Construction General Contractors.

13333 103rd St., installation for interior storage racks for Amazon, $2,488,090, Fasanelli Construction. The fulfillment center is expected to open this week.

14353 N. Main St., alteration to existing building for Synergy Rents, $941,028, 10,000 square feet, North Coast Construction.

532 Riverside Ave., renovations on 6th and 7th floors for Florida Blue Cross and Blue Shield, $371,174, 26,000 square feet, Fickling Construction.

8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., tenant buildout for arcade, $1,000, 1,750 square feet,Prism Design & Construction.

2548 Oak St., tenant buildout for The Stuffed Beaver restaurant, $141,661, 1,410 square feet, Crabtree Construction. The restaurant, going into the space formerly occupied by Judson’s, describes itself as French-Canadian with an emphasis on crepes.

3928 Baymeadows Road, tenant buildout for Beirut Grocery in Shops of Goodbys Creek, $40,000, Brink Construciton. It’s planned next to Beirut restaurant.

Sales

Oro Capital Advisers of Los Angeles paid $13,150,000 for The Columns apartments at 333 Laurina St. The 246-unit complex was built in 1968 and last sold for $7,550,000 in 2013. It also paid $16.3 million for the Riverview apartments, 301 Caravan Circle. The 304-unit complex was built in 1974 and last sold for $8.8 million in 2014. Both complexes are off Atlantic Boulevard, west of Southside.

O’Reilly Auto Parts paid $325,000 for 4.6 acres at athe corner of Beaver Street and Chaffee Road. The chain did not respond to questions about its plans; it currently has 12 stores in Jacksonville.

553 Jacksonville Holding LLC of Staten Island, N.Y., paid $2,420,000 for the Wendy’s building at 9510 Applecross Road. It was built this year.

Westland One Property LLC of Lake Oswego, Ore., paid $2,493,750 for the 35,269-square-foot warehouse at 6196 Lake Gray Blvd.

Gate Petroleum paid $1.1 million for three parcels totaling 4.3 acres at Blanding Boulevard and Hyde Park Road, in front of Cedar Hills Shopping Center. It plans to build a car wash there, one of about 20 the company plans in the area.

roger.Bull@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4296