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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 22, 202005:10 AM EST

JTA preparing land at Rosa L. Parks Transit Station Downtown for development

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The east side of the transit center is available while the west side remains in use for bus and Skyway operations.

The east side of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority Rosa L. Parks Transit Station Downtown is fenced off in preparation for demolition.

“We are preparing the property for eventual transit-oriented development,” said JTA Communications Director David Cawton II. 

He said it would be mixed-use but there is “nothing on the table yet.”

The station is at 201 W. Union St.

Baker Design Build is the contractor listed for the $431,888 demolition project, according to a building permit in review.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is preparing the east side of the Rosa L. Parks Transit Station for potential development.

Plans show the project encompasses 15,500 square feet. It comprises removal of the canopy, pavements and sidewalks on the east side.

Cawton said the west side of the property will remain an active transit hub and serves routes 10, 19, 86 and the Red Line. 

He said the Skyway also will remain once it reopens.

The majority of bus traffic was rerouted to the new Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in LaVilla.

The Rosa L. Parks Transit Station encompasses 2.46 acres. The property being prepared for potential development is 1½ acres.

After a request for proposals, JTA entered into an agreement in January with Colliers International Northeast Florida Inc. to help find development partners for ts surplus properties, including the Rosa L. Parks station.

Cawton said Colliers International is assisting with JTA real estate activities for all of the authority’s properties, including assistance with property management, appraisals, environmental issues, due diligence and other work.

The east side of the Rosa L. Parks Transit Station will be demolished while the west side will continue to be used by the JTA as a transit station. (Google)

 

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