Regency campus will be the organization's fourth in city.
The Church of Eleven22 wants to launch a Regency campus, which will be the Jacksonville-based faith organization’s fourth location.
The church wants to renovate the former HHGregg store at 651 Commerce Center Drive, No. 100. The store is in Southside Commons, formerly called Regency Commons.
A spokeswoman said the first service there is planned Christmas Eve, with regular services starting the first week in January.
The location was chosen for the convenience of those who attend.
"We want to enable our people to reach their own neighborhoods with the gospel,” said Shawn Maxwell, chief operating officer.
The church said it has about 8,500 attendees at all of its locations.
The church also intends to launch its second Hope’s Closet thrift store in the spring in the surrounding Arlington area.
Southside Commons is along the east side of the Southside Connector north of Regency Square Mall.
The HHGregg electronics and appliance retailer closed its stores in April. It leased 30,000 square feet of space in the south end unit of the shopping center where it opened in 2007.
Sleiman Enterprises owns Southside Commons.
The Church of Eleven22 is based at 14286 Beach Blvd. and has opened satellite campuses in Mandarin at 4911 Losco Road and at 8133 Point Meadows Drive in Baymeadows.
It owns those properties.
In May, the church bought the Beach Boulevard property it has been leasing from Sleiman Enterprises along with the adjacent Hobby Lobby, which became the church’s tenant.
The church paid $7.8 million for the 126,084-square-foot structure from Property Management Support Inc., part of Sleiman Enterprises. It opened its first Hope’s Closet in that center.
The Church of Eleven22 opened its main campus there in September 2012 and in January 2016 expanded into Baymeadows in a former Sneakers Sports Grille that it bought and renovated.
This year, it opened a Mandarin campus at 4911 Losco Road in property it bought last year from Lutheran Church Extension Fund-Missouri Synod.
The Church of Eleven22 began in 2008 as a single service at Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville Beach. Beach United launched The Church of Eleven22 as a non-denominational church.
Eleven22 stands for Mark 11:22 in the New Testament book of the Bible.
A spokeswoman said this year the church is in a two-year “Before All Things” discipleship journey.
LoanCare relocating in Riverside
LoanCare, a ServiceLink Co., intends to consolidate its offices in the Florida Blue Riverside Office Campus at 532 Riverside Ave. near Downtown.
It now leases space in two separate buildings at the Florida Blue Riverside campus and will bring its workforce together on two floors.
Florida Blue spokeswoman Toni Woods said temporary Florida Blue workers who work during its busy season for open enrollment will now take over the two floors that LoanCare uses in two separate buildings there.
ServiceLink is a Black Knight Financial Services Inc. company. Black Knight is based across the street at 601 Riverside Ave.
The city is reviewing a permit for Fickling Construction Inc. to build-out at least 26,000 square feet of space on the sixth and seventh floors of the 20-story building at a cost of $371,154.
Plans show offices, conference rooms, training, IT and other space, including open office areas that total more than 200 workstations.
Woods said it would move in Oct. 1. The lease is for five years.
Woods said LoanCare is shifting its departments to less space than the 31,000 square feet it now uses.
LoanCare is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is a national provider of full-service subservicing to the mortgage industry and has offered its expertise and best practices in providing solutions for others since 1991.
LoanCare subservices about 1 million loans in 50 states with about $200 billion in loan balances.
ServiceLink, based in Pittsburgh, is a national mortgage services company that has been providing loan transaction services to the mortgage industry for almost 50 years.
Black Knight Financial Services provides integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that automate business processes for mortgages.
Is it Race Track or Racetrack? Yes
It’s Race Track Road in St. Johns County, where the majority of road is, but it’s “Racetrack” on the small portion through Jacksonville, said city spokeswoman Tia Ford, citing the Jacksonville Planning Department.
With all the development in that area, that name will be surfacing often.