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.
U-HAUL PLANS ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT IN LAVILLA
Moving and storage company U-Haul is planning an adaptive reuse project at a property it recently purchased in LaVilla.
The company announced via press release this week that it will redevelop a 91-year-old building at 141 Myrtle Ave. N. into a 231-unit self-storage facility, as part of its “corporate sustainability” initiative.
According to the press release, the structure was once home to Western Union Telegraph Company. It’s currently occupied by McGill’s Custom Counter Tops and Dukeman Custom Woodworking.
The project marks a rare instance of adaptive reuse, as opposed to new development, in historic LaVilla.
JTA TO DEMOLISH PART OF TRANSIT STATION
JTA received a permit to begin demolition on a now-obsolete portion of the Rosa Parks Transit Station at 201 Union St. W.
The station served as the city’s main bus terminal since 1997 before being replaced by Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in LaVilla. Part of the station will remain operational, while the rest of the property is being cleared for future transit-oriented development.
- Publix received a permit for construction of a new location at 835 CR-210 W at Beachwalk in northern St. Johns County.
- The city’s Land Use and Zoning Committee voted in favor of rezoning the San Marco East Plaza business park to allow for a future residential component.
- The city submitted plans for Freedom Park at Fort Caroline Rd. and McCormick Rd.
- WingStop received a permit for build-out at 2771 Monument Rd.
- McDonald’s received a permit for renovations to its existing location at 1001 University Blvd. N.
- A permit was issued for Amare Vita, a $27.9 million independent living facility at 10660 Validus Dr.
- Walmart plans to open seven of its new Walmart Health clinics in Jax next year.