Beaches Construction Update - September/October 2014

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Here's an update on a few new business openings and construction projects currently underway in the Jacksonville-Neptune-Atlantic Beaches area.

13. 1125-1127 North 1st Street

Multifamily residential infill is being developed by Castle Corporation of Jacksonville at 1125-1127 North 1st Street.

August 2014

October 2014

14. Blacksheep Surf and Sport

The building housing Blacksheep Surf and Sport is being renovated at 3rd Street South and 5th Avenue South.

15. Town Center Restaurant/Retail/Office

Southcoast Beaches, LLC. is constructing a new mixed-use structure at 241 Atlantic Boulevard, in the Beaches Town Center. While the location anticipates restaurants, retail stores, and office space, no obvious business has been established yet.

August 2014

October 2014


16. 913 Second Street South

913 2nd Street South, a 22 unit apartment development, appears to be complete.

August 2014

October 2014

17. Pablo Towers Addition

A 22,000 square foot three story addition is being constructed at Pablo Towers. The new building will include a 15-bed assisted living facility, a commercial kitchen, and activities/dining room space.

18. Panera Bread

August 2014

Panera Bread 2.0 is being constructed at 9301 Atlantic Boulevard in Atlantic Beach.  According to a recent Jax Daily Record article, Panera 2.0 is:

Panera 2.0 is an investment in the customer enabled by technology to reduce wait times, improve order accuracy and minimize or eliminate crowding.

Panera 2.0 separates the experience for “to go” and “eat in” guests. It includes:

• An ordering option called Rapid Pick-Up that allows customers to place an online or mobile order from their office, car, work or home, up to five days in advance, and pick up their food at a pre-determined time without waiting in line.

• An in-cafe dining option that allows customers to place an online or mobile order within

the bakery-cafe and have the

meal delivered directly to their table.

• An ordering option from iPad kiosks, which are available in addition to cashier stations so that wait time is reduced.

• At the kiosks, and through the web or mobile app, guests can save customizations, past orders, and “favorites” for easy ordering on their next visit.

• New digital ordering processes are enabled by an online ordering web function on and a mobile app that allow customers to store their purchase history and credit-card information for future use.

• Dine-in guests will have their meal delivered to their table by an associate using an electronic table locator.

• For customers who have ordered their food “to go,” Panera 2.0 bakery-cafes will be equipped with a special “to go” pick-up area, featuring dedicated seating, an order-status monitor providing real-time information as orders are prepared and completed, and shelf space, all to facilitate easy pick up.

“To go” guests can claim their food without waiting in line, using a travel path through the cafe different from that of “eat in” customers.

For more information:

October 2014

19. JPMorgan Chase & Company

JPMorgan Chase & Company will open a bank branch soon in an outparcel at Seminole Shoppes on Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach.

August 2014

October 2014

20. Penman Plaza Brownfield Site

Penman Plaza Associates, LLLP is remediating buried solid waste on the Penman Plaza property in Neptune Beach. Upon completion, the property will be redeveloped for use as a retail facility.

August 2014

October 2014

21. The Wurst Bier Garden and Sausage House

The Wurst Bier Garden and Sausage House will be opening soon at 100 1st Street North.

22. Graffiti Junktion

Graffiti Junktion, an Orlando 'gourmet craft burger' restaurant has signed a lease to open its first North Florida restaurant at 265 Fifth Avenue. The restaurant will have 160-seats.

23. 204 North 4th Avenue

Construction activity appears to be underway at this Jacksonville Beach Community Redevelopment Agency parcel at 204 North 4th Avenue.

24. The Cottages at Jax Beach

Six beach-style single family homes ranging from 2,800 to 3,300 square feet are being built on 1st Street North, between  10th and 9th Avenue North.

25. The Views of Harbortown Apartments

Construction on the Views of Harbortown Apartments continues to progress. When complete, the $40 million luxury multifamily development will feature 298-apartment units along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at

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