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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Apr. 26, 201806:09 AM EST

Group wants to develop Youngerman Circle site

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Aldi wants to open North Jacksonville site.

A group wants to develop almost 10 acres at Youngerman Circle and Parramore Road in Southwest Jacksonville into uses such as a hotel, assisted living, self-storage and restaurants.

The 295 Venture LLC of Ponte Vedra Beach applied to the St. Johns River Water Management District to develop a surface stormwater management system for the project.

Land owner 295 Venture LLC is led by Chester Stokes. A phone call left at the number listed for Stokes was not returned.

Steve Diebenow.

The group also applied to the city Planning and Development Department to rezone 9.7 vacant acres there from Industrial Business Park to Planned Unit Development for up to 200,000 square feet of nonresidential use.

The Youngerman Circle PUD property is south of Interstate 295. The project engineer is EnVision Design + Engineering and the agent is the Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow law firm.

Lawyer Steve Diebenow said his client had no comment. Doug Skiles, an owner of EnVision, said he had no comment.

According to the planning application, the proposed PUD differs by adding hotels, adult congregate living facilities, restaurants that include the retail sale and service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, day care centers, service garages, service stations and car washes.

The Water Management District application states the project would need a surface stormwater management system to serve about 8.4 acres of commercial development. 

The project is west of Keith Pierson Toyota.

A post-development drainage plan shows a 6.21-acre north site and a 2.17-acre south site.

Aldi grocery planning for store in North Jacksonville

The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing plans for an Aldi discount grocery store next to Hobby Lobby in the Parkway Shops in North Jacksonville.

Plans show construction of a proposed 22,984-square-foot store. The city previously issued a Concurrency Reservation Certificate for Aldi on 2.75 acres next to Hobby Lobby at 15324 Max Leggett Parkway.

RS&H is the engineering consultant and Ramco Parkway LLC is the property owner.

It is the 11th confirmed site in Northeast Florida for the Germany-based discount chain.

Sam’s Club continues to add more self-checkouts

Sam’s Club at 10690 Beach Blvd. is slated for additional self-checkout lanes. The city is reviewing a permit application for Sam’s Club to add the lanes at a cost of $35,000.

Sam’s Club also is adding more self-checkout registers at its area clubs at 300 Busch Drive and 6373 Youngerman Circle. Plans previously were filed for those projects.

Amy Wyatt-Moore, senior manager of corporate communications with Sam’s Club, which is owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in November that self-checkout is a convenience for members.

“Many prefer to use this option as well as our Scan & Go app, which allows them to check out using their mobile phone,” she said.

Plans show that Sam’s Club will remove some of the staffed registers and replace them with self-checkout registers.

Wyatt-Moore said all three clubs will continue to have a combination of staffed and self-checkout registers.

Pending building permits show that Sam’s Club will replace some of its staffed registers with the self-checkouts at the Busch Drive and Youngerman Circle locations. The cost is $31,000 for each store.

Planet Fitness to open in Westside

Planet Fitness wants to renovate almost 25,000 square feet of space at 5810 Normandy Blvd., No. 2, next to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet at southeast Normandy and Lane avenues.

No contractor is listed for the $500,000 project that is in plan review. The shopping center is in West Jacksonville.

DKMullin Architects of Moscow, Idaho, is the architect. Planet Fitness of Hampton, New Hampshire, is the franchise owner; Middle Street Capital of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the franchisee; Cardinale Entities Co. LLC of Mattituck, New York, is the landlord. 

Planet Fitness operates at least 10 Northeast Florida locations.  

Starbucks Coffee completing Hodges stand-alone store

Starbucks Coffee Co. applied to the city to build-out its new stand-alone shop at 4761 Hodges Blvd. in Windsor Commons at a cost of $190,000.

No contractor is listed for the 2,256-square-foot project, which will replace the existing store in the shopping center.

The new building is designed as a 60-seat structure with a drive-thru on 1.23 acres.

The city approved the shell construction March 3 at a cost of $797,831. M.D.S. Builders Inc. is the contractor.

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