A New Look for Avondale's St. Johns Village Project

July 17, 2013 131 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

In preparation for tonight's Commander redevelopment Town Hall meeting, Metro Jacksonville shares revised conceptual drawings for the Fishweir Creek project.


Chase Properties, a local development company owned by Michael Balanky, has submitted an application to the City’s Planning Department to rezone the site of the present Commander Apartments and St. Johns Village shopping center on St. Johns Avenue in Avondale; Chase Properties is also seeking a land use change to High Density Residential on the shopping center parcel.  The  property comprises 5.9 +/- acres, and is bound on the south by Fishweir Creek, on the east by DuPont Circle, on the west by Herschel Street, and on the north by St. Johns Avenue. The physical address of the Commander Apartments is 3946 St. Johns Avenue; the physical address of the St. John’s Village shopping center is 4000 St. Johns Avenue.

Existing site

Aerial Site Plan. Total Residential Units: 300. Building Height: 3-14 story. Parking: structured–525 spaces, on grade–55 spaces. Commercial: 12,000 s.f. shops.

Proposed 3-story building on St. John’s Village parcel, fronting creek. Two stories residential above one-story parking garage.

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