Urban Construction Update - May 2015

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Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of 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 May 2015.



SPRINGFIELD


29. 122 West 8th Street


Proposed Exterior Elevations

Land clearing efforts are underway on a 14-unit affordable housing apartment complex at 122 West 8th Street. The proposed multi-family infill project will be developed by Operation New Hope.


For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-sep-infill-apartment-project-coming-to-springfield




30. Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center



Construction continues on the Florida Department of Transportation's Northeast Regional Transportation Management Center. The building will be on the campus of state office complex near State and Jefferson Streets.









31. Luna Food Store

Luna Food Store will be opening soon on West 8th Street, near UF Health Jacksonville.



For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544373




32. Castle on Klutho Park

Michael Bourre, owner of Bourre Construction Group recently purchased the 106-year-old Drew Mansion, at 245 West Third Street. Bourre plans to renovate the 4,989-square-feet home into a company office and showroom.





For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/02/20/local-contractor-purchases-historical-drew-mansion.html





33. 1330 North Laura Street



This 4-unit apartment building at 1330 North Laura Street is in the process of being renovated.






34. The Jacobs Building



The long vacant Jacobs Building at 115 West 2nd Street is being renovated for multi-family use.






35. Crispy's - 1735 North Main Street

Owner John Crispens plans to invest $300,000 to build-out the space at 1735 N. Main St. as an Italian-themed restaurant and bar, art gallery and dry cleaning service. Originally, the Akra Bros. department store, the 5,850-square-foot space will feature a 150-seat restaurant that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Crispy's is expected to open in August 2015.



For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2015/04/23/how-dreams-of-a-springfield-dry-cleaner-led-to-an.html




36. 1739 North Walnut Street

This historic apartment building is in the process of being renovated at 1739 North Walnut Street.







37. Springfield Restorations and New Construction

Every week, it appears that more restoration and residential infill projects are getting underway in Springfield.




















SAN MARCO

38. Interstate 95 Overland Bridge



The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began January 14, 2013 to replace the series of overpasses that carry traffic over Hendricks, Kings and Montana avenues along 2.3 miles of I-95 near downtown Jacksonville in Duval County. Known as the Overland Bridge project, it will improve traffic flow along the I-95 corridor just south of the Fuller Warren Bridge. I-95 will be widened to provide an additional lane for southbound traffic. As the project is built, traffic will use parallel roadways, which upon completion of the I-95 bridge structures, will remain and provide additional capacity for traffic between the Fuller Warren Bridge and north of Emerson Street. The $227 million project is estimated to be completed in mid 2016.





For more information: http://www.i95overlandbridge.com/




39. Ronald McDonald House



Site preparation for a 3-story addition at the Ronald McDonald House continues. Located near Nemours Children's Hospital, the $7.6 million project will add 27,671 square feet and 24 rooms to the existing 30-bedroom facility.

Construction is nearing completion on a $10 million, 6,000-square foot office for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company on San Marco Boulevard.







40. Daily's Convenience Store



Land clearing efforts are underway for a Daily's convenience store and gas station along Atlantic Boulevard at Farragut Place. Daily's plans to open a 5,000-square-foot store that will include 16 fueling positions and covered outdoor cafe style seating along Atlantic Boulevard.



For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=544051




41. 1550 Hendricks Avenue



This small retail center at 1550 Hendricks Avenue is being renovated by Mago Shopping Center, LLC.





42. The Bearded Pig

Chad Munsey and Michael Schmidt opening a barbeque restarant called the Bearded Pig at 1224 Kings Ave.

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It will be patterned after Franklin Barbecue, the Austin, Texas, institution where the lines for lunch start at 9 a.m. each day. Beef brisket, which dominates Texas barbecue the way pork shoulders dominate Southeastern barbecue, will be a big part of the menu, he said. But there will there also be ribs, sausage and chicken.

It will be fast casual — order at the counter and the food will be brought to you.

The building is 2,400 square feet, but there are another 3,000 square feet outside, much of it will be covered with seating for about 60, he said. There’s going to be a grassy area with picnic tables, a children’s play area and bicycle parking.

He said he hopes to start construction in June and open in September.



Full article: http://jacksonville.com/business/2015-05-19/story/former-bistro-aix-partner-plans-san-marco-barbecue-beer-garden


Development update by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com


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