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Jax Daily Record Friday, Jan. 25, 201905:20 AM EST

Historic Brewster Hospital renovation issued permit; Magellan Transport HQ renovations are approved

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North Florida Land Trust will lease LaVilla building.

North Florida Land Trust Inc. can renovate the historic Brewster Hospital building in LaVilla.

The city issued a permit for Danis Construction LLC to renovate the two-story building at 843 W. Monroe St. at a cost of $540,000.

The architect is Robbins Design Studio.

The property comprises 5,466 square feet of interior space and 593 square feet of exterior space.

The city agreed to lease the building to North Florida Land Trust. Property records show the two-story building was developed in 1885. 

It has been vacant since the 1960s and had fallen into neglect before the city spent $2.3 million moving and restoring the landmark in the 2000s.

The Downtown Investment Authority is assisting the deal and the Downtown Development Review Board approved the plans.

Magellan Transport HQ renovations are approved

Tenant Contractors Inc. was issued a permit to renovate space at 8505 Baycenter Road for Magellan Transport Logistics Inc.’s headquarters.

The permit shows a $720,326 renovation of 9,837 square feet on the first floor of the east wing.

Plans show offices, a conference room, dining area, shipping and receiving and team activities that include a fitness area. The permit specifies new restroom, office and break room space.

Camelot Logistics Solutions LLC, led by Tom and Patty Piatak, bought the three-story, 47,000-square-foot property in January 2018 for almost $1.56 million.

It comprises an east wing and a west wing. CEO Tom Piatak said previously that Magellan will take the first floor of the office building and the adjacent single-story structure comprising office, data center and warehouse space.

Another tenant leased the other space.

Camelot is the real estate holding company that bought the building for its operating company, Magellan Transport Logistics. 

Tom Piatak said in August that Magellan is remodeling 28,000 square feet of space at the building. 

The company now occupies about 6,500 square feet at 2511 St. Johns Bluff Road, No. 107, in Southside. 

Piatak launched Magellan as part of a private equity investment with Allied Capital and then bought the company in 2009. 

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