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Jax Daily Record Friday, Mar. 26, 202108:37 AM EST

Park Place at San Marco apartments approved for construction

The city issued permits March 25 for the $21.9 million, 133-unit apartment project and parking garage.

The city issued permits March 25 for the almost $21.9 million construction of Park Place at San Marco apartments.

The 133-unit community is planned on part of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church property.

Live Oak Contracting LLC will build the four-story, wood-frame apartment building at $16.98 million; a three-level parking garage at $4.45 million; and demolition of part of the church property at $468,000.

The property address is 1520 Alford Place.

Sanmarc LLC, led by Harbert Realty Services LLC, is the developer.

Park Place at San Marco will be built on part of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church site. (Google)

In September, state officials upheld an administrative law judge’s recommendation that allowed the proposed Park Place at San Marco apartment community to proceed as designed. 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued a final order Sept. 9 that said a comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning approved Feb. 25, 2020, by City Council complied with city code and state statutes. 

It allowed the proposed building height and unit density.

Opponents to Park Place argued that the method the city used to calculate the development’s height violated city code.

The city Planning and Development Department allowed project developers to use a weighted average to comply with the 35-foot maximum height restriction in the San Marco zoning overlay.

San Marco-based Corner Lot Development Group, led by Andy Allen, and Birmingham, Alabama-based Harbert Realty Services lead development of the 2.87-acre project proposed on a section of South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church property at 2137 Hendricks Ave.

Park Place at San Marco will be built on 2.09 acres of church property, leaving the main sanctuary building.

The apartment building is planned on the north side of the property and the garage to the south. 

The church will continue to own and worship at the sanctuary and some remaining buildings.

Matthew’s Restaurant remains at the corner of the property and is not involved in the development.





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