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.
EARLY-1900S DOWNTOWN BUILDING TO BE DEMOLISHED
A permit was issued for the demolition of a historic office and nightclub building at 618 W. Forsyth St.
The three-story building, sometimes referred to as the Kartouche building in honor of its most recent tenant, was constructed in the early 1900s and has been home to several different types of businesses over the years. Most recently, it was home to a series of nightclubs including a brief tenure as The Milk Bar. It has been vacant for over a decade.
A new Daily’s convenience store and gas station is currently proposed for the property. Another existing building at 60 N. Broad St., formerly a bank building, would likely be demolished as well if Daily’s chooses to move forward.
- Blue Land, Inc., submitted plans for Bradley Creek Crossing, a 100-home subdivision located off of CR-209 in Clay County just outside of Fleming Island. The plans show a hundred lots as well as four parks.
- D.R. Horton submitted plans for Equinox West, a gated, 126-unit townhome community off of A.C. Skinner Pkwy. near Butler and Southside boulevards.
- CSX received a permit for renovations to the fifth floor of its headquarters building at 500 Water St.
- Sweet Pete’s received a permit for renovations to the third floor of its building at 400 N. Hogan St.
- UPS received a permit related to the build-out of its $15 million facility at 4420 Imeson Rd.
- CVS Health received a permit for interior renovations to its existing location at 3634 Rogero Rd.
- Wounded Warrior Project received a permit for renovations to its existing offices at 4899 Belfort Rd.
- Cantina Louie received a permit for build-out at 1040 Hospitality Ln.