Building Up Jax is a weekly article series, posted each Saturday morning, that provides you with the latest updates on development and construction in the greater Jacksonville area.
City to get rid of Prime Osborn Center train car
The city is planning to get rid of the historic Atlantic Coast Line locomotive that sits outside the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
An ordinance approved this week by the city’s zoning board would allow the city to remove the train car’s historic landmark status, at which point it would be donated to the National Railway Historical Society for restoration and operation as a passenger train.
The train car, located at 1000 W. Bay St., was originally designated a landmark in 2009.
Walmart to remodel three local stores
This week, Walmart received permits for renovations to three of its existing stores in Jacksonville.
The impacted locations are at 6830 Normandy Blvd., 4250 Philips Hwy., and its location within River City Marketplace.
JWB Real Estate gets College Park zoning approval
JWB Real Estate received approval from the city’s zoning board for the rezoning of 903 University Blvd. N. to allow for residential development as part of its redevelopment of the former Town & Country Shopping Center into College Park, a mixed-use development featuring a revamped shopping center and multiple residential buildings.
- NAI Hallmark received a permit for build-out of office space within a ground-floor unit of Vista Brooklyn.
- Gerber Collision & Glass is seeking to rezone property at 11280 U.S. 1 N. in northern St. Johns County to allow for the construction of a new 18,000-square-foot collision center on the land.
- Florida Glass Fabrication received a permit for the construction of a new building at 3817 Grant Rd.
- Gate Petroleum submitted plans for a new Gate Express Car Wash facility at Commerce Plaza Blvd. and Village Commons Dr. within Parkway Village at St Johns in St. Johns County.
- Proctor Ace Hardware received a permit for renovations to its existing location at 5723 University Blvd. W.
- Agape Community Health Center received a permit for renovations at 1680 Dunn Ave.
- Subway received a permit for build-out at 6573 Commonwealth Ave.
- A permit was issued for the demolition of a building at 220 Myrtle Ave. S.
- Rue21 received a permit for renovations to an existing unit within The Avenues Mall.