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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Apr. 6, 202209:25 AM EST

Southgate Plaza demolition approved

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Chance Partners will redevelop the Beach Boulevard site into apartments.

With the city permit issued April 5, Lockwood Quality Demolition Inc. will take down the closed Southgate Plaza shopping center.

Jacksonville-based Lockwood will demolish the 65-year-old center at 3428 Beach Blvd. at a cost of $500,000 for redevelopment into about 295 apartments.

The permit says the center is 149,042 square feet. It is in the St. Nicholas area near San Marco.

Jacksonville-based Demetree Brothers Inc. sold the property March 2 through Southgate Shopping Center LLC to developer Chance Partners LLC for $4.9 million.

A site plan shows three four-story buildings with a pool and courtyard in the center of one.

A spokesperson for Chance Partners said in October the developer expects to break ground in June 2022 on the 18-month project.

The shopping center was built in 1957.

The city issued a mobility fee calculation certificate Dec. 16 for the Southgate Plaza apartments on 9.96 acres. The city calculated no fee was needed for the property.

Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. is the civil engineer.

Chance Partners developed several nearby multifamily communities including The Exchange, Barlow and San Marco Promenade along Philips Highway.

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