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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Oct. 10, 201706:50 AM EST

One Call logo going up, Aetna coming down on Southbank tower

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Workers’ compensation management company consolidating workers.

One Call Care Management, the new anchor tenant at what was known as the Aetna Building, is making major changes to the Downtown Southbank tower.

Aetna Inc. relocated operations to Southside and its name should be removed from the Southbank building in mid-January, said One Call spokeswoman Jessica Taft.

One Call has been leasing 120,000 square feet of space in the building and is adding more, including two former Aetna floors, as it relocates suburban staff into the Southbank building.

It will lease almost 182,000 square feet of space. The project will expand One Call’s workforce at the tower to about 1,200 employees.

One Call’s name should be on top of the 22-story riverfront building by the end of January and its employee relocation from Baymeadows should be completed by the conclusion of the first quarter, according to Taft, director of corporate marketing and communications.

One Call, a provider of workers’ compensation care management services, announced in May it will consolidate its two Jacksonville locations into its corporate headquarters at 841 Prudential Drive.

One Call seeks approvals for its signage and to build out two more floors at the building, officially named Eight Forty One.

The Downtown Development Review Board will consider final approval for the company’s request to remove two sets of “aetna” and install two sets of “One Call.”

One Call told the DDRB in the application that the sign was designed to mimic the height of the “aetna” letters.

The signage is proposed on the upper east and west elevations in solid, light blue letters that One Call says are compatible with other riverfront signage.

The overall size of each set of the logo and letters for One Call is 1,341.42 square feet, an increase of 295 square feet over the existing purple “aetna” letters to be removed.

That is because of additional letters, but it maintains the height, according to the application. It will be LED illuminated.

Baptist Health also is a tenant at the building and has tower top signage on the north and south elevations. Its signs are 1,000 square feet each, according to One Call.

DDRB is scheduled to review the application for final approval Oct. 19.

Inside the building, Adams Interior Contractors Inc. is the contractor for the $732,143 project to renovate almost 35,000 square feet of office space on the fourth and fifth floors, which are former Aetna offices.

A Certificate of Use application filed Aug. 22 shows that One Call will occupy 181,895 square feet among seven floors - the second, floors four through eight and 17.

The architect is Rolland, DelValle & Bradley.

Adams Interior Contractors was approved in September to build-out 15,583 square feet on the 17th floor at a job cost of $267,407.

The tower has 19 tenant floors and rentable space of 509,973 square feet.

One Call CEO Dale Wolf said previously the move allows the company to “take advantage of new amenities for our employees and the enhanced lifestyle downtown Jacksonville offers” and will increase efficiency.

One Call began in 1985 as MSC Care Management. It has six locations in the United States.

The Downtown Investment Authority approved up to a $1 million Commercial Revitalization Incentive grant over 10 years to help pay for relocation costs and the lease of an additional 83,000 square feet of space and $3 million in tenant improvements and building upgrades.

Aetna, an insurance company, vacated 165,000 square feet of space for a move to Gramercy Woods along Southside Boulevard.

While anchored by One Call, the building will be called Eight Forty One.

The building was developed in 1955 for Prudential Insurance Co., which now occupies a nearby structure built in 1985.

University Club space making way for Ameris offices

Adams Interior Contractors is demolishing the interior of the former University Club on the 27th floor of Riverplace Tower for eventual build-out for Ameris Bank’s executive offices.

The city approved the permit for the $208,000 project to demolish 17,000 square feet of space that Ameris will turn into office space.

Adams Interior Contractors also will demolish almost 5,600 square feet on the 28th floor of the tower that formerly housed the club’s men’s athletic facilities. Ameris will not use that space.

Ameris Bank anchors the 28-floor building at 1301 Riverplace Blvd. and has its name on top.

It moved its executive team and key division leaders into the 26th floor in April 2016. Leasing the 27th floor takes the bank to the 35,000 square feet it said it would occupy. It also leases about 4,000 square feet for a branch on the first floor.

Ameris Bancorp is headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia, but moved its executive offices to Jacksonville.

Aldi preparing Regency location

An Aldi discount grocery store is on its way to opening in Regency.

The city approved two permits, totaling almost $274,000, for Commercial Construction Services Inc. to demolish 24,733 square feet of interior space for eventual tenant build-out for Aldi at CB Square.

The build-out permits will be permitted separately.

Aldi will lease the former Bed Bath & Beyond space at 9337 Atlantic Blvd.

The Germany-based chain opened its fifth area discount grocery store this summer. At least four more are planned in Northeast Florida.

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