Southside Construction Update - June 2014


A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Jacksonville's Edge City, the Southside, during the month of June.

Published June 29, 2014 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, specifically the JTB corridor, has developed into our first true Edge City. Because the Southside is our only emerging Edge City in the midst of a development boom, we have decided to expand our monthly construction updates to include this area of Jacksonville.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_city


June 2014 Construction Update







1.Markets at Town Center Expansion

A new retail building for Verizon is being constructed in the parking lot of Markets at Town Center, adjacent to Moxie.

May 2014


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2.Spyglass

With the construction of The Hacienda nearing completion, Perimeter Realty is constructing another multifamily community across the street. Called Spyglass, this project will bring an additional 220 apartments to the area.

May 2014


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3. 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. The expansion will add 100 jobs to the 1,800 the company currently employees.

May 2014


June 2014




For more information: http://www.visionmonday.com/latest-news/article/vistakon-218-million-expansion-will-increase-acuvue-contact-lens-production-and-add-100-jobs/





4. Renaissance Charter School

Red Apple at Southside LLC is developing a $4.57 million Duval Charter School at 8680 A.C. Skinner Parkway, near JTB and Southside Blvd. The K-6 school will have 68,250 square feet in two stories.

May 2014


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5. Campfield Commons

Campfield Commons is being developed between Baymeadows Road East, R.G. Skinner Boulevard and R.G. Skinner Parkway. Gate Petroleum and McDonald's Restaurant are two tenants that have already been announced.

May 2014


June 2014


For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=541234



6. Cancer Specialists of North Florida

Cancer Specialists of North Florida continues construction on a $4.5 million, 12,081 square foot building at 7015 A.C. Skinner Parkway.

May 2014


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7. Deerwood Lake Lofts

Construction is moving forward again on Deerwood Lake Lofts. The project 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 development will include a five-story parking garage.

May 2014


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8. Clarity Pointe Jacksonville

BCDC BrightPointe Jacksonville LLC of Knoxville, TN has submitted plans for the Clarity Pointe memory care center. The 60-bed, 44,899-square-foot center is proposed on 3.43 acres on Baymeadows Road in the Campfield Commons development.



For more information: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=541234





9. BurgerFi/Vision Works

Rimrock Devlin is in the process of building a $950,000, 7,500 square foot retail building at the Markets at Town Center shopping center. The development's tenants will include Vision Works and BurgerFi. BurgerFi is a South Florida-based upscale, all-natural burger chain that serves burgers, hot dogs, frozen treats and craft beer and wine. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

May 2014


June 2014


For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2013/07/10/rimrock-development-to-open.html



10. Borland-Groover Clinic Administration Building

An expansion project is underway at the Borland-Groover Clinic in Southpoint. When complete, a 12,500-square-foot administrative building and seven parking spaces will be added adjacent to the clinic's existing facility near the intersection of J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Belfort Road.

May 2014


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11. Nordstrom - St. Johns Town Center Phase III

Construction continues 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.

May 2014


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12. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Café will open a restaurant in Tapestry Park this summer.



For more information: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/blog/retail_radar/2013/08/another-broken-egg-bringing-brunch.html



13. 9762 Deer Lake Court

The redevelopment of the former TaleGators Restaurant at 9762 Deer Lake Court in Tinseltown is underway.  The TBigham Properties 2 LLC expansion and renovation project will transform the former eatery into a daycare.

May 2014


June 2014




14. University of North Florida Parking Garage

Construction is now underway on a new parking garage at UNF. The garage is expected to be completed by January 2015.




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


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