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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Nov. 14, 201907:50 AM EST

City approves permit to gut former FBI building along the Arlington Expressway

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New owners haven’t commented about the use, shown on documents as storage.

The former FBI building in Arlington is approved for interior demolition.

The city issued a permit Wednesday for All American Debris & Wrecking LLC to gut the interior at a cost of $275,000.

The permit lists the proposed use as storage.

All American Debris was cleared to demolish the interior and remove some of the exterior elements of the six-story, almost 94,000-square-foot building at 7820 Arlington Expressway.

The plumbing system will remain, the permit shows.

Kozman Realty Inc., with an address in Canada, paid $1.2 million for the vacant building on 4.8 acres. The deed was executed Sept. 26.

It soon sought the demolition permit but has not returned calls for comment about its plans.

Kozman Realty is led by Marc Peter Kozman and Barthina Kozman. Miami-based Bnei Zipora Inc. sold the property to Kozman Realty. A quitclaim deed shows the group acquired the property in 2017 for $250,000.

The structure, built in 1975, was leased to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Jacksonville field office until the FBI moved in 2009 to a government-owned building at 6061 Gate Parkway.

The LoopNet.com commercial real estate site says the Class C office building has been vandalized and without power, “adding to the demise of its visible condition.”

The site said the building could be useful to “a savvy value-add investor” who would recognize it has a better use or could be held for development.

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