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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Mar. 15, 201712:00 PM EST

Aviation Authority to build $11M maintenance facility; Greyhound terminal in for permitting


The Jacksonville Aviation Authority intends to start construction in the fall on its $11 million maintenance facility at Jacksonville International Airport.

Spokewoman Debbie Jones said the authority is relocating and rebuilding an existing maintenance facility and consolidating its warehouse/inventory facility.

“The new facility will bring much needed upgrades and capabilities for the maintenance department that are not being met in the current building, which was constructed in the late ‘60s, early ‘70s,” she said.

Jones said the warehouse and inventory office space now is in an air cargo building.

Upon completion of the project, that and the maintenance facility will be in the same location “for greater efficiency to repair and maintain vehicles/equipment, and store and distribute supplies,” she said.

The city is reviewing a permit application for the project, shown as a 47,410-square-foot enclosed building and 20,368 square feet of unenclosed space at 14201 Pecan Park Road.

It comprises three buildings and a vehicle-storage canopy, the permit says. No contractor is specified on the permit application.

Greyhound terminal in for permitting

Downtown’s new Greyhound Bus Lines terminal is in for permitting.

The city is reviewing an application for Balfour Beatty Construction to build the 9,661-square-foot intercity bus terminal for Greyhound at a job cost of $8 million. Plans show an enclosed terminal with canopies.

The terminal is planned at 1111 W. Forsyth St. The site is bounded by Forsyth, Stuart, Houston and Cleveland streets, near the convention center Skyway station.

When the terminal opens in early 2018, the Greyhound facility at Bay and Pearl streets will relocate. It is the first phase of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s $33 million Regional Transportation Center.

That complex is designed to include a terminal for the authority’s fixed bus routes, a hub for the First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit service and administrative offices.

Gate to develop store and carwash in Bayard

Site plans are in review for Gate Petroleum Co. to build a convenience store and gas station and express carwash on adjacent lots in the Bayard area.

Spokeswoman Misty Skipper said it was one of the six sites Gate owns that the company announced in January would be developed with the carwashes.

The Bayard sites are along Philips Highway, south of Florida 9B.

Plans show the two lots total almost 4 acres. Gate owns the entire site, which is designed for six lots.

Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer.

Skipper did not have a timeline for the project.

In addition to the six sites owned by Gate, it is considering at least a dozen more locations in stages of review. The first two carwashes should open by summer.

Recycling firm building out on New Kings Road

Orlando-based Florida Plastic Recycling Co. applied to build-out more than 30,000 square feet at 5220 New Kings Road in Northwest Jacksonville.

The space comprises a factory and office space, including production areas, quality control, a control room and break room.

The permit application shows a $100,000 tenant improvement.

Florida Plastic Recycling did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

At the Feb. 28 JAXUSA Partnership quarterly meeting, chair Tim Cost said the company is taking 100,000 square feet in Northwest Jacksonville, creating 30 jobs and making a $7 million capital investment.

JAXUSA is the economic-development division of JAX Chamber.

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