Southside Construction Update - July 2013
A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in July in and around Jacksonville's Edge City, the Southside.
Published July 26, 2013 in Development - MetroJacksonville.com
What is an Edge City?
Over the Southside's Blue Cross Blue Shield campus.
The term, Edge City, was popularized in the 1991 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau, who established its current meaning while working as a reporter for the Washington Post. Garreau argues that the edge city has become the standard form of urban growth worldwide, representing a 20th-century urban form unlike that of the 19th-century central downtown.
Edge Cities typically consist of mid-rise office towers surrounded by massive surface parking lots and manicured lawns. Instead of a traditional street grid, their infrastructure networks consist of winding parkways (often lacking sidewalks) that feed into arterial roads and freeway ramps. They develop at or near freeway intersections and airports and they rarely include heavy industry. They are large geographically because they are built at automobile scale.
Edge Cities are impossible without the automobile. In Jacksonville, the Southside, specially the JTB corridor, has developed into our first true Edge City. Because the Southside is our only emerging Edge City and in the midst of a development boom, we have decided to expand our monthly construction updates to include this area of Jacksonville.
July 2013 Construction Update
1. The Hacienda
Perimeter Realty's The Hacienda, on Baymeadows Road East will bring 300 multifamily units to the area. Perimeter recently completed the 252-unit Cabana Club multifamily development on a site across the street.
Perimeter Realty Inc. recently announced the pending construction of their next rental community, Spyglass. The 220-unit apartment complex site is located near The Hacienda, at the intersection of East Baymeadows Road and Sweetwater Parkway.
3. The Hawthorne
Construction continues on the Hawthorne by Arlington Properties of Birmingham, AL. Located at 8150 Point Meadows Drive, this development will add 239 units to the Southside's rapidly increasing apartment inventory. The Hawthorne is under construction near Twin Lakes Middle School at I-295 and Baymeadows Road.
4. The Public House
Construction continues on The Public House, an Irish pub and restaurant, at the old Times Grill/Bubba Burger location on Baymeadows Road near Interstate 295.
5. Vistakon Inc.
Contact lense manufacturer Vistakon Inc. is expanding its distribution center from its current 661,174 square-foot building to 765,401 square feet, an addition of 104,227 square feet.
6. Lost Lake Apartments
P.A.C. Land Development Corporation of Winter Park's $14.5 million, three story apartment complex at 8681 A.C. Skinner Parkway will include 280 garden-style units when complete.
7. 7017 A.C. Skinner Parkway
A $3.4 million, 13,000-square foot medical office building with a radiation treatment facility is under construction at 7017 A.C. Skinner Parkway.
8. Deerwood Lake Lofts
Deerwood Lake Lofts will add 130 apartment units on an infill site adjacent to Deerwood Lake. Developed by Inland Diversified Real Estate Services, LLC. of Oak Brook, IL, the four story project will include a five story parking garage.
9. Aloft Hotel Tapestry Park
Aloft Hotel Tapestry Park has been temporarily closed while the 137-room hotel undergoes $4 million in repairs.
10. Your Pie at Tapestry Park II
Your Pie, an Athens, GA-based fast casual pizza chain, will be opening a 2,200-square-foot restaurant at 4828 Deer Lake Court.
11. Deerwood Park Apartments
Lennar Multifamily Investments' $23 million, 316 unit Deerwood Park Apartments is under construction next to Tattersall at Tapestry Park.
12. Nordstrom Rack
Construction is underway on a Nordstrom Rack store at the Markets at Town Center. The $1.5 million, 34,934-square-foot store could be completed by the end of 2013. In addition, Nordstrom's proposed two-level, 124,000-square-foot full line store at St. Johns Town Center is anticipated to open in 2014. Bistro Aix's former Chef Tom Gray's proposed Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant will be located next door to Nordstrom Rack.
13. Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Construction continues on Chef Tom Gray's new Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails venture at St. Johns Town Center.
14. Nordstrom - St. Johns Town Center Phase III
Construction is underway on the third phase of St. Johns Town Center. Plans include a two-level 124,000 square foot Nordstrom and 36,000 square feet of retail shops.
15. 5000 Town
5000 Town is a 130-unit apartment community being developed by Bove LLC and Remi Properties, Inc. at the St. Johns Town Center. The $18 million project is anticipated to be completed this Summer.
16. The Uptown at St. Johns
The Uptown at St. Johns is being developed in the parking lot of St. Johns Town Center. The $20 million Atlanta based TriBridge project will include 220 units and a $2 million parking garage when complete in Summer 2013.
17. Gate Petroleum
Gate Petroleum is in the process of building a new gas station at the intersection of Town Center Parkway and St. Johns Bluff Road near Interstate 295 East Beltway.
18. University of North Florida Osprey Clubhouse
Ground has broken on Osprey Clubhouse. When complete, it will contain a 24-hour restaurant, pool, game room, mail and laundry facilities.
19.Mayo Clinic Expansion
Two additional floors and 90 beds are being added to the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic to meet growing demand. The $80 million expansion will result in 400 new jobs at Mayo.
Update by Ennis Davis
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