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Jax Daily Record Friday, Feb. 1, 201911:50 AM EST

North Jacksonville targeted for more apartments and retail

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Chance Partners proposes 238 units and commercial space on North Main Street.
by: Jay Schlichter Staff Writer

Jacksonville-based Chance Partners proposes to rezone 9.4 acres in Oceanway near River City Marketplace to develop a residential and commercial project.

The project, called the Main Street North PUD, would comprise up to 238 multifamily units and more than 39,000 square feet of commercial space at northeast North Main Street and Drury Lane.

Those plans are included in a rezoning request filed with the Jacksonville Planning and Development Department.

Chance Partners asks the city to rezone the vacant lot from community general commercial to a planned unit development to allow for “a mix of residential uses while retaining the commercial uses on the portion fronting on Main Street.”

“This change will allow a transition of commercial uses, to medium density residential to existing low density residential to the east of the property,” the request says.

The low density residential refers to the single-family community that starts at Drury Lane and Gillespie Avenue.

A site plan submitted with the request shows the multifamily units would be split between three four-story buildings. Two are U-shaped and face each other, with a pool, barbecue grill and fire pit in the center. The third would be north of the other two buildings.

The community would comprise 119 one-bedroom, 95 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom units. The project requires and would provide 440 parking spaces.

The site plan shows a 0.9-acre lot on the northwest end of the property would be allocated for up to 39,315 square feet of commercial space.

Behind that is a retention area of 25,283 square feet.

The developer is listed as CLD-CP I LLC, a subsidiary of Chance Partners, which has three Jacksonville projects: San Marco Promenade and San Marco Crossing on Kings Avenue in the San Marco area and RiverVue on St. Johns Avenue in Avondale. CLD-CP I lists Jacksonville developer Corner Lot Development Group as an assistant manager. 

The project architect is Humphreys & Partners Architects of Dallas, and the engineer is Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. of Jacksonville.

The owners are listed as North Main Associates and Main Drury Associates, both led by John C. Kern as a general partner.

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