A new large retail store is planned next to TopGolf near the St. Johns Town Center. A joint venture between Cantrell & Morgan of Jacksonville and the Stiles Corp. of Fort Lauderdale paid $3,920,400 for about 6 acres just south of TopGolf.
Brightman Boulevard now ends there, but Chris Morgan said the road will be extended.
What’s going in there, he said, is a 74,000-square-foot building that the partners will lease to one retail tenant. Though the tenant has been lined up, he said he can’t say yet who it is.
Morgan said he’s expecting to break ground early next year with the business opening early 2019. Also in the area, indoor parachute center iFly has a contract to buy 2.5 acres and build there.
This past week I did a short story about the first identified site for a Wawa convenience store and gas station planned for St. Johns County. It’s proposed for the northeast corner of U.S. 1 and St. Augustine Road South. And now there’s a second.
A preapplication filed with the county shows a Wawa planned at northwest corner of Florida 16 and Inman Road just east of Interstate 95 and the outlet malls. There would be access from both roads, with the pumps on the Florida 16 side. Plans also call for two outparcels as well as retention ponds. That property is currently vacant.
The other store would have access from U.S. 1 and St. Augustine Road South, with the pumps on U.S. 1. Z Best furniture is there now, but it would be demolished. An additional turn lane would be added to U.S. 1.
Both stores are slated to be 6,119 square feet.
More than a dozen sites have been identified in Duval and Clay counties as new Wawa locations, though the company hasn’t confirmed allof them. The first three stores expected to open this fall in the Jacksonville area are at 4866 Gate Pkwy., 678 Blanding Blvd. in OrangePark and 6787 Wilson Blvd.
Several people have asked about the three new buildings that are going up at the Atlantic North shopping center at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards. The one closest to the 7-Eleven will be a MedExpress, a standalone urgent care center that I’ve written about before.
The other two, each about 7,500 square feet, will be spec buildings. (By the way, that’s a term I might use too much. It means speculative. In other words, the developer is building it without committed tenants but is hoping to get them.)
Toney Sleiman of Sleiman Enterprises said he’s got a couple of letters of intent for a restaurant and a hair/nail salon. But no leases have been signed and he can’t name there yet.
There was a time when Sleiman said he would be an entire strip shopping center without tenants, confident that he could fill it. Durng and after the recession, however, he wasn’t building anything without a signed lease.
But now he said the market has turned around enough that he can do that.
Work is beginning on a new lung bioengineering building at Mayo Clinic. It will eventually be a three-story, 75,000-square-foot building where Mayo and United Therapeutics Corp. will work together to increase the number of lungs available for transplants, including taking marginal lungs and making the viable.
The $6.2 million permit for the foundation has been issued. The permit for the building, $32.4 million, is still in the review process.
Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
Saint Leo University is going to move into a 8,400-square-foot outparcel space in Oakleaf Town Center. The Catholic liberal arts university’s main campus is near Tampa, but it’s got education centers in seven states, including several in the Jacksonville area.
Classes begin next January and offer associates and bachelor’s degrees in eight majors.
Westminster Communities has purchased the Glenmoor senior living community in World Golf Village for $27.5 million. It’s renaming it Westminster St. Augustine. The property is on 40 acres with 223 total units: 87 cottage homes, 70 independent living apartments, 36 assisted living units and 30 skilled nursing units.
The company owns 21 facilities in Florida, including Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, Riverside Presbyterian Apartments and Riverside Presbyterian House.
Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the sale.
Infinity Acquisitions LLC of Surfside paid $27,871,000 for three apartment complexes in Jacksonville:
Reserve at Water’s Inlet, 205 units, 6100 Arlington Express Way, $10,451,000.
Magnolia 1, 276 units, 2045 Jammes Road, $12,380,000.
Magnolia 2, 112 units, 2401 Jammes Road, $5,040,000.
A 6,815-square-foot Autozone store is being planned for 1782 Blanding Blvd. in Middleburg. It goes before Clay County’s Development Review Committee on Thursday.
Meanwhile, construction has started on Cassie Gardens on College Drive, just north of County Road 220 in Clay County. Summit Contracting Group has the $9 million construction contract on the 96-unit apartment building for low-income seniors.
Starbucks going in into the new building going in at 7051 Collins Road, in front of the Walmart. AT&T had already committed to that strip. That leaves about 5,200 square feet uncommitted. Lat Purser and Associates is handling the leasing.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has opened in Ridgecrest Plaza on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park.
Preconstruction sales have started at Beacon Lake in St. Johns County. Dream Finders Homes and Mattamy Homes are the builders with prices ranging from the high $200s to the $500s. The full master plan for the community calls for 1,280 single–family homes and 196 townhomes on 630 acres.
5216 Shad Road, new warehouse and interior buildout for ICG Office, $550,000, 24,116 square feet, Michael G. Holder Inc.
50 N. Laura St., tenant buildout for Mayport Venture Partners, $178,845, 2,441 square feet, Dav Lin Interior Contractors.
548 Minnie St., dock expansion at Load King, $110,000, Load King Manufacturing.
7123-7135 Longleaf Branch Drive, three single-family homes in Longleaf off Old Middleburg Road, $187,920-$236,610 each, Lennar Homes.
3118 Edgewood Ave., tenant buildout for Edgewood Skill arcade, $22,500, 4,938 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.
13363 Beach Blvd., demolition of former Captain’s Club to make way for a new Wawa convenience store and gas station, $25,000, 8,000 square feet, R. Hartwig Construction.
3910 University Blvd. W., complete demolition of Wendy’s to be replaced by a new, more modern Wendy’s, $14,000, 2,595 square feet, Realco Recycling.
3531 Old Kings Road, enclosing front and back of Tabernacle African Universal Church, $34,940, Central Aluminum Inc.
10518-10525 Maidstone Cove Drive, four new townhomes, $76,085 each, Maronda Homes of Florida
1 Everbank Field Drive, temporary seating for Florida-Georgia game, $1,799,652, K-Roys Building and Design.
8355 Baymeadows Road, complete demolition of the long-closed Miami Subs, $12,000, 3,604 square feet, Realco Recycling. Report is that it will be replaced with a 7,600-square-foot retail center, though no permit has been issued for that.
6415 Blanding Blvd., tenant buildout for Blanding Skills Arcade, $18,500, 2,575 square feet, Prism Design & Construction.
7780 Blanding Blvd, demolition of condemned former Race Trac store, $62,800, 2,400 square feet, Coastal Construction and Petroleum Services.
10148th St. W., tenant buildout for Magic Gold Main arcade, $134,600, 3,115 square feet, TDB Construction.
13333 103rd St., installation of conveyor services at Amazon, $1.3 million, Submittal Services.
14976 Walden Springs Way, two-story Pet Paradise, $3.2 million, 14,675 square feet, American pet resorts, Sauer Inc.
4810 Executive Park Court, tenant buildout for Dex Imaging, $176,483, 9,387 square feet, Tenant Contractors.
5081 J. Turner Butler Blvd., turn former Hardee’s into an Arby’s, $326,000, 3,828 square feet, CCS Construction.
JTB-AC Skinner LLC paid $8,350,000 for 13.28 acres at 8876 A.C. Skinner Parkway. That’s where the 350-unit JTB apartments are being built.
FEDEQ DV010 LLC of Miami paid $5 million for a 203,652-square-foot warehouse at 2101 W. 33rd St. It was built in in 1964.
Edgewood Shell Property Holdings Inc. of Jacksonville paid $1,550,000 for the convenience store and gas station at 2309 W. Edgewood Ave.^
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