Ash Properties launched development of a three-story office building in Flagler Center, anticipated to be completed next spring.
It is part of the Shoppes and Office Pavilion at Flagler Center.
The one-story shops are fully leased and opening. Tenants include Planet Fitness, Premier Home Essentials, Revolution Chiropractic, Pita Pit and Brewz Craft Beer.
The 50,454-square-foot office building, at 12474 Flagler Center Blvd., will focus on medical and professional tenants.
Ash Construction LLC is building it. The architect is Rolland, DelValle & Bradley.
Ash Properties is starting to lease it now. Randall Whitfield is vice president.
The property is at Old St. Augustine Road and Flagler Center Boulevard near the 1,022-acre Flagler Center business park.
The area is between Interstate 95 and Philips Highway in south Jacksonville.
Hampton doing exterior facelift
The Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown at 1331 Prudential Drive is working on an outside upgrade.
The city is reviewing a permit application for a $300,000 exterior renovation at the 19-year-old property.
The five-story hotel has 118 guest rooms.
Jacksonville Hotel Property Co. LLC bought the property in June. The contact on the permit application is with the Lowe Enterprises real estate group in Los Angeles.
Graffiti Junktion lands permit
Graffiti Junktion landed a permit for renovating space at 9703 San Jose Blvd., the former spot for Steamin’ Jax.
PPD Construction Services is the contractor to renovate the 2,704-square-foot space at a project cost of $123,987. It includes a bar and patio seating.
Graffiti Junktion operates a Jacksonville Beach restaurant at 265 Fifth Ave. N.
It intends to take over space at 9703 San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin.
Greg Peters, president of the Orlando-based venture, said previously he expects to open the San Jose location June 1 and would invest about $285,000 in renovations.
The site will be the company’s 11th, with most in the Orlando area.
Graffiti Junktion’s tagline is “American Burger Bar” and features a menu heavy on build-your-own burgers.
Menu items include starters, salads, wings, wraps, sandwiches and more.
Peters said Graffiti Junktion offers music and trivia, geared to customers who like to have fun. He started the company in 2008 and opened in 2015 in Jacksonville Beach.
Peters said he wants to open another four locations in Jacksonville and then start finding sites in Georgia.
• The Cowford Chophouse could soon be showing signs. The city approved permits for three signs to go up on the Downtown steakhouse at East Bay and Ocean streets. Harbinger is the contractor for the project at 101 E. Bay St.
• Starbucks Coffee is building-out at 4474 Town Center Parkway, No. 103, in the Town Center Promenade.
Memorial starts next phase of ER expansion
Memorial Hospital announced the next phase of its $23 million ER expansion and renovation project, which began early this year.
Construction crews have been working on the main ER to upgrade some of the patient care rooms and prepare the area for the next stage of construction. Work now begins on the outside of the main ER entrance.
“This is a large step for us as we enter the heart of the project,” said Chief Operating Officer Bobby McCullough.
Memorial said the main entrance of the ER is closed for construction.
Patients and visitors are accessing the ER through a temporary entrance on the east side of the building parallel to University Boulevard.
It said signage directs patients and visitors where to park and how to reach the ER entrance. The hospital has added free valet service at the new entrance for patients and visitors to the emergency department.
Project improvements include a 23,000-square-foot building addition; renovation of the existing main emergency department; construction of a rooftop helipad; reconfigured parking; and more work.
Memorial said it annually treats about 120,000 emergency room patients, 90,000 of whom are treated at its main campus.