Wildlight retail center in review
Skinner Bros. plans 9,100--square-foot building
The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing a permit for the commercial parcel at Wildlight that Skinner Bros. Realty will develop. Jacksonville-based Skinner Bros. Realty proposes a 9,100-square-foot multitenant building in the Nassau County property owned by Raydient Places + Properties.
Site plans show the property is at Wildlight Boulevard and Florida A1A, at northeast Interstate 95 and A1A. Raydient Places, part of Rayonier Inc., announced in February that Skinner Bros. will build the first retail complex in the property. Raydient said Skinner Bros. Realty was in the final stages of purchasing the first 2 acres of an overall 3-acre development, which will begin with the multitenant building and courtyard and a 4,000-square-foot building on the corner of Wildlight Boulevard and A1A. Skinner Bros. submitted a preliminary site plan to Nassau County’s Development Review Committee in November. The first building will include an outside courtyard and covered dining area. Skinner Bros. is working with engineering consultant Connelly & Wicker Inc. and design firm Ervin Lovett Miller to build-out the site’s full horizontal construction plan. Construction is expected to begin this summer. Wildlight will include homes, townhomes and rental apartments along with shops and restaurants, an elementary school and a system of trails and pathways. The first phase is designed for about 1,000 homes on about 260 acres and almost 350 acres of preserved open space. Wildlight is being created by Raydient Places + Properties, a taxable subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust.