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Jax Daily Record Friday, May 27, 201612:00 PM EST

Gate adding St. Johns County location


Jacksonville-based Gate Petroleum Co. continues its expansion as the market revs up among gas station/convenience store companies in Northeast Florida.

Gate submitted plans to the St. Johns River Water Management District for a store, car wash and 24 fueling positions along Nocatee Parkway in St. Johns County.

The project, on 4.24 acres, would comprise a 6,536-square-foot store and 2,314-square-foot car wash at Nocatee Parkway and Davis Park Road.

Prosser Inc. is the agent and engineering consultant.

Gate expects to start clearing the land in July and expects to open the store in early 2017.

Gate, a privately held company, does not disclose the number of stores it operates. Its website says it operates more than 70 stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The site says Florida has at least 50 stores, of which more than 40 are in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

Gate and Jacksonville-based First Coast Energy, which owns the Daily’s brands, are expanding in the area as other chains add stores around Northeast Florida.

Pennsylvania-based Wawa Inc. said it has five sites under contract and at least six more awaiting contracts for its first wave of gas stations and convenience stores in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties.

The first confirmed sites in Jacksonville are at Beach Boulevard and Central Parkway and in The Crossing retail center at Town Center and Gate parkways.

Tamaya apartments apply for permits

Atlanta-based Waypoint Residential submitted permit applications for a 380-unit apartment community on 30 acres at 3050 Tamaya Blvd. E., at northeast Beach and Kernan boulevards.

Land is cleared and The Point at Tamaya should be completed in 18-20 months, said Eric Hade, chief investment officer.

Summit Contracting Group Inc. is the contractor for the project, whose construction costs are shown at almost $37.2 million.

Plans show 13 three- and four-story apartment buildings comprising one-, two- and three-bedroom units and with garages. Hade said rents will be determined as units come online.

Permits also are sought for a clubhouse, maintenance building, two standalone garages, two mail kiosks, two enclosures for trash contractors and a single-floor pool pavilion.

Hade said garages are available for an additional rental rate. There will be some garages in each building, although there are not garages for each unit.

The Point is the first Waypoint Residential investment in Jacksonville. Hade said the company considers the area “a very robust market.”

He said there are no current plans for more investment. He said about 70 percent of the company’s products are acquisitions and 30 percent are developments.

TownePlace Suites in review at Beach near Hodges

A 76-room TownPlace Suites by Marriott could soon start construction near Beach and Hodges boulevards.

The city is reviewing a permit application for the five-floor, 50,630-square-foot hotel on 1.21 acres at 13741 Beach Blvd. at a construction cost of $3 million.

No contractor was listed.

SNS Hotel Group Inc., led by Kirit Patidar, is the owner. Patidar also is the manager of Beaches Hospitality LLC, which owns the Hampton Inn & Suites on the adjoining site at 13733 Beach Blvd.

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