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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Feb. 12, 202003:30 PM EST

St. Johns Town Center wants to make road and parking improvements for RH

The store, formerly called Restoration Hardware, wants to anchor the project's fourth phase.

St. Johns Town Center wants to make internal roadway and parking improvements to open up space for construction of RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware.

The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing a permit modification submitted Feb. 11 for St. Johns Town Center LLC to make improvements on vacant lots at the southeast corner of the shopping center.

St. Johns Town Center is at northwest Butler Boulevard and Interstate 295.

The RH store is proposed as part of Phase 4 of the shopping center, which was developed in 2005.

The Nordstrom wing was the third phase, completed in 2014.

RH and two other Phase 4 parcels are planned behind J. Alexander's, True Food Kitchen and the stores in that corridor of the center.

A master site plan with the application shows RH sitting on what now is a parking lot between Village Shops Way and a new roadway to be created on what now are vacant lots.

The plan also shows one of the vacant lots will be developed with parking.

England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the project's civil engineer.

St. Johns Town Center LLC is part of landlord Simon Property Group Inc.

RH and two other Phase 4 parcels are planned behind J. Alexander's, True Food Kitchen and the stores in that corridor of the center.

Previous documents show RH wants to occupy a multilevel 42,759-square-foot store on 3.77 acres at northeast Village Shops Way and Bistro Drive.

The site is east of the shops that include Tesla, Apple and Urban Outfitters.

The application is another step for RH to open the store.

JEA service issued a service availability letter in August for a multistory RH at the site. The city issued conditional capacity availability statements Aug. 14 for the fourth phase, and England-Thims & Miller filed civil plans with the city Nov. 1 for the store.

California-based RH, which changed its name from Restoration Hardware in 2017, sells furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs, bath ware, décor and outdoor items, as well as baby, child and teen products.

Some RH stores offer a rooftop park that include a restaurant and wine bar, although the Jacksonville plans don’t show those details.

Plans show St. Johns Town Center's four-parcel fourth phase will comprise a theater, hotel and additional retail space. RH is called Parcel 2.

The 207-acre St. Johns Town Center opened in 2005. The regional “main street” and lifestyle center has grown to 1.4 million square feet of retail and restaurant space.


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