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

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

Published July 17, 2013 in Development - MetroJacksonville.com


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.

Proposed 3-story building in center of parcel. First story commercial, second and third stories residential.

Proposed residential tower, as viewed from Big Fishweir Creek. Nine stories on left, rising to 14 stories on right. First 3 stories to be open parking garage.

Proposed residential tower, as viewed from St. Johns Avenue side of parcel. Seven stories on right, rising to 9 stories on left. First 3 stories to be open parking garage.

No elevation available for views of residential tower from river or adjacent historical houses, but plan calls for 14-story tower at corner of Big Fishweir and Little Fishweir Creeks (facing the river), scaling down to 9 stories along Little Fishweir Creek side.

Councilman Jim Love will host a Town Hall / Mediation meeting on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, to discuss the St. Johns Village project / PUD and site plan (Legislation # 2013-341 & 2013-342).  

The  meeting will be held at the FSCJ / Kent Campus Auditorium (Park St. at Blanding Blvd.) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Representatives of the St. Johns Village development, nearby residents, and other interested parties are invited to attend.

For more information, visit: http://commander-rezoning.com/2013/06/11/town-hall-meeting-scheduled-for-july-17/

Source: http://commander-rezoning.com/2013/07/16/developer-to-present-revised-conceptual-drawings-at-july-17th-meeting/#jp-carousel-428

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