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Jax Daily Record Friday, Nov. 30, 201805:10 AM EST

Hendricks apartments at former Florida Baptist Convention property continue in review

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345 apartments, parking and 5,500 square feet of retail space planned at 1230 Hendricks Ave.

Reviews continue for redevelopment of the former Florida Baptist Convention property at 1230 Hendricks Ave. into 345 apartments, parking and 5,500 square feet of retail space.

The city found that no mobility fee is due for the 3.41-acre site at Hendricks and Naldo avenues, Nira Street and the Interstate 95 ramp. The fee is calculated to mitigate additional traffic impact but the development was credited for its previous uses.

The existing buildings on the site will be demolished for the project.

Jacksonville-based Chadbourne II LLC is identified as the developer of the 345 studio, one- and two-bedroom units in a multistory building and a seven-level parking deck whose top floor includes a pool deck. The garage structure is designed adjacent to the residential building and includes a rooftop terrace and bar.

There appear to be 68 studio units, 180 one-bedroom units and 97 two-bedroom apartments. Parking totals 526 spaces.

There is 5,500 square feet of ground-level retail space that includes restaurant use with outdoor seating along Hendricks Avenue, according to the master site plan.

Plans show a pool courtyard and a hardscape courtyard around which the apartment building wraps.

England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer.

Chadbourne’s phone number is that of Block One Ventures. Chadbourne’s corporate structure is linked in Florida corporate records to the Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow law firm.

Firm partner Steve Diebenow said previously that no construction is planned for at least a year.

Block One Ventures says on its blockoneventures.com site that it is a Jacksonville-based multifamily development company backed by a discretionary proprietary equity source and can “make quick investment decisions, providing improved certainty of close for property sellers.”

City Council enacted ordinances in April 2017 to rezone the property and amend the land use.

Florida Baptist Convention Inc. sold the property to Chadbourne II LLC in June 2017 for $6.15 million. The convention relocated to Belfort Oaks Place near Southpoint.

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