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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Dec. 20, 201706:50 AM EST

Self-storage planned for Regency; Jackson Commons issued $8.5 million loan

Project would offer 642 units in neighborhood seeing housing, apartment development.

Ash Properties, through Southside Connector LLC, is working on plans for a three-story, 642-unit, 101,880-square-foot self-storage project in Regency.

The project is planned on 1.95 acres at Southeast Regency Square Boulevard North and Mill Creek Road. 

The city calculated a $25,757 mobility fee to mitigate traffic impacts.

Jacksonville-based Ash Properties develops Atlantic Self Storage projects.

The site is near the developing Mill Creek housing communities and proposed apartments along the Southside Connector as well as adjacent to established housing in the Regency and Arlington area.

Jackson Commons issued $8.5M loan

Jackson Commons LLC, the Tramell Webb Partners Inc. entity developing 66 apartments near Jacksonville University, took out a mortgage of almost $8.53 million for the project.

Centennial Bank of Lake Mary issued the mortgage Dec. 6, the same day Jackson Commons LLC bought the 1.27-acre site where Blue Boy Sandwich Shop is being demolished.

Orlando-based Tramell Webb bought 3.3 acres among three parcels at 3607 University Blvd. N. from three buyers. 

Along with the Blue Boy site, it bought vacant property and the site where Nero’s restaurant was razed.

Tramell Webb intends to build six three-story buildings comprising two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses and flats for lease to JU students and staff.

Copart files plans for salvage yard

Copart Inc. submitted plans to the city for its proposed salvage yard at 10300 N. Main St.

The Dallas-based company, which operates two yards in Northwest and West Jacksonville, owns the 54.4-acre North Main Street site.

It wants to remove 157,550 square feet of existing buildings and develop a 12,800-square-foot office-warehouse along with vehicle storage.

It will use the land for the storage and auction of cars, boats and other vehicles to a member-only clientele.

A Copart executive said previously the project is in engineering and there is no timetable for construction.

USG Corp. approved for upgrades

USG Corp. landed a permit to update its Jacksonville manufacturing plant at a job cost of $7.9 million.

The city issued the permit Monday for Southland Process Group LLC of Bogart, Georgia, to handle the job. 

USG announced in November that it will expand and improve manufacturing capabilities at the plant.

The Chicago-based company announced previously the updates should be completed by the end of 2018 and create about 20 jobs.

USG makes building products through its United States Gypsum Co. and USG Interiors LLC. Its Jacksonville location is at 6825 Evergreen Ave.

The Jacksonville plant makes wallboard and other gypsum and joint compound products.

It has about 150 employees.

Development updates

  • The St. Johns River Water Management District said it will grant a permit for Boulevard Crossing, a redevelopment of the former Kmart site at Beach and University boulevards. Developer Jeff Conn said construction should start by late summer on what will comprise four buildings totaling about 30,000 square feet of space. That includes a new McDonald’s to replace the one on the site.
  • The city issued a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate for Pilot Travel Centers LLC to develop a Pilot Express on 5.7 acres along Heckscher Drive, where it is known as Zoo Parkway. The mobility fee, levied to offset traffic impacts, was calculated at $246,158. Pilot intends to open a Pilot Express with 10 fueling positions for cars and six for trucks. 

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