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Jax Daily Record Monday, Feb. 4, 201905:10 AM EST

The Mathis Report: VanTrust seeks foundation permit for Imeson 300

The $11.7 million project may also include construction of a shell building and more in North Jacksonville.

VanTrust Real Estate LLC applied for a permit to lay the foundation for a warehouse in Imeson Park in North Jacksonville.

VanTrust wants to build Imeson 300, a 300,000-square-foot center at 10501 Cold Storage Road. There also will be a small office area.

The job cost is shown at $11,741,535, although that might include more than the foundation. The project is described as the foundation for construction of a shell building, utilities, roads and landscaping.

It might have a tenant already, although VanTrust has not commented.

Plans call it a speculative warehouse, while the permit application describes it as a build-to-suit industrial building.

“Build-to-suit” indicates it is being constructed for a specific tenant, although no company was identified.

Evans General Contractors of Alpharetta, Georgia, is the contractor. Macgregor Associates Architects of Atlanta is the architect. 

England-Thims & Miller Inc. of Jacksonville is the civil engineer. Browder + LeGuizamon and Associates of Atlanta is the structural engineer.

Plans show 322 auto parking spaces, 86 trailer parking spaces and 52 truck dock positions.

In January, VanTrust Real Estate LLC submitted site plans to the city for the proposed industrial facility, described as a 308,000-square-foot center, along an extension of Cold Storage Road.

Those plans show that “Building C” would be developed on about 17.9 acres.

It’s the second building for VanTrust in the park. 

VanTrust also is working on plans for a larger warehouse nearby. It said previously it intended to start construction of a 500,000-square-foot speculative building for completion in fall 2019. Those plans are in city review.

The structures are part of VanTrust’s 3 million square feet of development rights for the 156 acres it bought from Imeson International Industrial Park Inc. in September for $18.4 million.

VanTrust is calling its property Imeson Park.

It is within the Imeson International Industrial Park, which is east of North Main Street and north of Zoo Parkway.

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