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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Sep. 7, 201707:00 AM EST

Self-storage proposed at Kernan and Atlantic

Planning Commission also considering Mandarin and Downtown housing.

A site at southwest Atlantic and Kernan boulevards could be developed with a self-storage center, a Jacksonville Transportation Authority site in Mandarin could be turned into residential units and a Downtown block could become apartments.

The Jacksonville Planning Commission agenda Thursday includes those projects among others.

At Kernan and Atlantic, Sleiman Enterprises wants to rezone about 2.34 acres from one Planned Unit Development to another.

The “Kernan Self Storage PUD” notes that the entire interchange area is entitled for almost 2 million square feet of retail uses.

The intersection includes a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Supercenter, a BJ’s Wholesale Club, a hotel, LA Fitness and other retail and restaurant uses.

A Kernan Village plan for the 11900 Atlantic Blvd. property shows a multistory climate-controlled self-storage building along with four self-storage buildings of 5,064 to 5,962 square feet.

The site is immediately west of Wal-Mart.

The project site is near Kensington Lakes Drive. The property originally was intended as a transition between the intensive commercial activity and the large residential population extending out in each direction from the interchange, said the written description.

“The subject property represents an ideal infill opportunity, promoting a transitional use between intensive residential and intensive commercial developments,” it says.

Sleiman owns the property through Property Management Support Inc.

Ordinance 2017-495 is a rezoning. Ordinance 2017-494 is the adoption of a small-scale amendment to the 2030 comprehensive plan to change the future land use designation from Residential-Professional-Institutional to Business Park.

In Mandarin, the JTA wants to rezone 5.12 acres at 3011 Marbon Road from Public Building Facilities-1 and Planned Unit Development to a PUD district for a mixed-use development.

A written description says the entire 9.11 acres is at northeast San Jose Boulevard and Marbon Road.

The site comprises two parcels, with one serving as a JTA park-and-ride facility and designated RPI and PBF-1.

The second undeveloped site is designated Low Density Residential with a PUD.

The applicant, which the description says is “sensitive to the neighboring residential community needs,” created three alternative site plans.

Each comprises 6.65 acres for residential development.

Documents show the single-family alternative calls for 23 single-family lots. The townhouse alternative would be 36 townhome lots.

A multifamily alternative would include a 56-unit mix of townhomes or attached units along with multifamily units.

Exhibits show the single-family and townhome alternatives. Two commercial outparcels are shown on each.

The JTA would continue a park-and-ride lot.

Concept Companies is listed as the developer. England, Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer. State corporate records show Concept Companies Inc. is based in Gainesville.

Ordinance 2017-492 would adopt a small-scale amendment to change the future land-use designation from RPI to Community General Commercial on about 5.12 acres.

Ordinance 2017-493 would rezone the land from PBF-1 and PUD to PUD.

Downtown, the former Park View Inn at 901 N. Main St. is in for rezoning to develop a four-story, multifamily building with 82 units above structured parking and for off-street parking.

Applicant Jacksonville Hospitality Holdings LP wants to rezone about 1.52 acres from CCG-2 to PUD.

The site has been vacant since 2003 other than a partial parking structure there since the rest of the site was demolished in 2011.

Southport Development Inc. is listed as the developer.

A preliminary site plan by civil engineer England, Thims & Miller Inc. shows the multifamily project would be developed at State and Main streets.

“Future development” is shown along Orange and Ocean streets and Ocean and State streets.

Ordinance 483 adopts a small-scale amendment to change the designation from CGC to High Density Residential. Ordinance 2017-484 rezones the site from CCG-2 to PUD.

The Planning Commission agenda also includes a zoning exception for the Jackson Commons housing development proposed at 3607 University Blvd. and an exception and a waiver for a proposed new Starbucks at 4765 Hodges Blvd. to serve beer and wine.

The commission is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at City Hall at 117 W. Duval St.


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