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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Nov. 26, 201905:20 AM EST

Planning Commission: Parkway Shops in North Jacksonville proposes apartments

The development would comprise 300 units and extend to Owens Road.
by: Scott Sailer Staff Writer

The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday recommended approval to amend the land use and rezone undeveloped property north of the Parkway Shops on the west side of Max Leggett Parkway and south of Owens Road.

The property owners Ramco Parkway LLC and Ramco Duval TRS LLC, propose to develop 300 multifamily units and about 100,000 square feet of commercial and institutional uses.

The site plan for proposed multifamily development.

The development is an expansion of their Parkway Shops commercial development, across from the UFHealth North campus.

Ramco is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Ordinance 2019-749 seeks to rezone 22.51 acres from a 2009 planned unit development to a new PUD along with companion Ordinance 2019-748 to change the land use on a 15.18-acre portion of the larger parcel from light industrial to community/general commercial to allow mixed-use development.

The 2009 PUD allows for 375,000 square feet of commercial, retail and light industrial uses.

A map of the proposed apartments along Max Leggett Parkway.

Zoning exceptions

The planning commission approved zoning exceptions for:

• 135 Edgewood LLC at 139 Edgewood Ave. S., between Dignan and West Beaver streets, to allow concrete crushing and recycling within an industrial heavy zoning district. Concrete crushing operations performed outdoors in industrial heavy zoning and not in an industrial sanctuary require exceptions. 

• Monir Yazgi, owner of commercial property at 2930 Justina Road, north of Tall Pine Lane, to allow a retail bakery as a complementary use to adjacent residential uses within the commercial residential office zoning district.

• Connect Church Inc. at 13056 Perdue Road, between Airport Center Drive and Starratt Road, to allow a church on a 4.6-acre parcel on a local road in a residential low density-60 zoning district. The initial phase of development comprises a 3,200- square-foot, 200-seat church building with 103 parking spaces, stormwater retention and relocation of an existing office trailer.

Land use amendments and rezoning recommendations

The planning commission recommended approval for land use changes and rezonings for:

• Ordinance 2019-752, which seeks a small scale land use amendment for 4.86 acres at 8050 Old Kings Road, east of Interstate 295. It would change from light industrial to heavy industrial to allow Aetna Recycling Inc. to crush concrete. The property is zoned industrial heavy, which allows concrete crushing by zoning exception. The land use change is needed to allow a pending zoning exception for the use.

• Ordinance 2019-756, which seeks to rezone 14.82 acres along the east side of Duval Road, north of Victoria Point Drive. It would change from residential rural-acre to residential low density-40 for a residential subdivision.

• Ordinance 2019-38, which seeks to rezone 7.06 acres at 1209 and 1291 Hammond Blvd., south of Lenox Avenue. It would change from residential rural-acre to PUD to allow for a 66,900-square-foot office park.

• Ordinance 2019-754, which seeks to rezone 27.6 acres at 5700 Jacks Road and King Louis Drive, south of James Field Park. It would change from residential low density-60 to PUD for a 149-lot single-family subdivision with 40- and 50-foot width lots.

• Ordinance 2019-755, which seeks to rezone 4.05 acres along the north side of 103rd Street, west of Rockola Road. It would change from PUD to PUD to allow a self-storage facility and reduce the required landscape buffers between the vehicular use area and 103rd Street.

Land use amendments and rezonings require approval by the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee and then full council approval.

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