Several new infill and adaptive reuse projects are underway throughout Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where and more as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of November.
35. 1221-1237 North Liberty Street
TerraWise Homes is building eco-friendly, “net zero” homes at 1221-1237 North Liberty Street.
There are more new single family homes under construction now in Springfield than any time since the housing market crash.
For more information: http://www.myspringfield.org/business-development/under-construction-summer-2013
36. Wing Time
217 W. 8th St (former Caribbean Stone) is being remodeled into Wing Time, which is a local chain.
37. 2402 North Main Street
The Quad City Sound & Car Accessories building at 2402 North Main Street is being reconfigured to face Main Street.
38. The Kitchen on San Marco
Education Corporation of America, which owns Virginia College, plans to open a fully staffed teaching restaurant in the Southeast in the former Oral Explosions building at 1402 San Marco Boulevard. Students at Culinard, The Culinary Institute of Virginia College, will train at the Kitchen on San Marco, which will feature local and regional foods and employ a professional staff of about 40 people. It is anticipated that the Kitchen on San Marco will open in early January 2014.
For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=540365
39. JPMorgan Chase & Company
Construction is underway on the development of a 5,320-square-foot Chase Bank at 1515 Atlantic Blvd., between Hendricks and Thacker Avenues. SM Ventures Inc. is the property owner and Boos Development Group of Clearwater is the developer.
The 1,500 square foot expansion of San Marco Square's Taverna restaurant is now underway. The $250,000 buildout will expand the restaurant into a space formerly occupied by Mimi's Antiques.
For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/08/23/taverna-expansion-moves-forward.html
41. San Marco Station
Construction continues on San Marco Train Station project at 1440 Hendricks Avenue. The Ed Ash development will include a new 4,000 square foot building occupied by Panera Bread and the restoration of a 1915 City of South Jacksonville waterworks building into retail/dining space. A large courtyard for outdoor seating and entertainment will connect the structures.
For more information: http://www.ashcoinc.net/sanmarco.htm
42. Veloce Pizzeria
Veloce Pizzeria Napoletana plans to open at 1406 Hendricks Avenue, at the Nira Street intersection. A description of the restaurant is provided on their facebook site:
We are passionate about our causes: living life in all its chaotic glory and creating savory pizza. At Veloce, pizza is not just a delectable food; it is an art form. We put our hearts into every intricate step of the Veloce process to ensure that each pizza is a masterpiece. We live for Napoletana and dedicate ourselves to honoring the pizza of Old Italy. Authentic Neapolitan pizza is a culinary experience that will delight the senses. Made with ingredients freshly imported from Italy, we redefine fresh and original with each bite. The principal element used, San Felice flour, is grinded by expert millers in Naples. The Buffala Mozzarella cheese is made with milk from water buffalos raised in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio. The San Marzano tomatoes are vine ripened on the volcanic plains below Mount Vesuvius.
Once we arrange each piece of Italy onto a canvas of soft dough, the pizza enters our Artisan Veloce Wood Ovens where it is finished in 60 seconds. Our ovens, hand-built by 5th generation Italian artisans and constructed with volcanic rock from Mt. Vesuvius, heat to 1000 degrees and rapidly bake our pizzas to perfection. Serving fresh pies with gourmet flair, freshly imported ingredients, and an expeditious fashion differentiates Veloce from the average pizza place. The community and family-oriented environment will bring customers together as they are instantly transported to a real Italian dinner table.
Experience pizza the way it was intended, the Veloce way.
For more information: http://www.velocepizza.com/
43. AT&T Building
An asbestos removal project is underway at the AT&T building near San Marco Square.
44. 1917 Hendricks Avenue
LCTurner LLC has plans to demolish a residential structure at 1917 Hendricks Avenue. It will be replaced with a two-story, 4,480-square-foot commercial building featuring offices above retail.
Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at email@example.com