The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval Thursday to rezone and amend the land use of 7.21 acres north of WM Davis Parkway, west of San Pablo Road and north of Mayo Clinic, for a proposed private automobile condominium storage and commercial development.
Developer WheelHouse Storage LLC proposes a two-phase development over two years.
Wheelhouse Storage LLC's leadership includes some executives of The PARC Group Inc.
The initial phase at the rear of the property includes six buildings totaling 105,000 square feet for auto and other vehicle condominiums.
The second phase proposes commercial uses.
Ordinance 2019-187 seeks a small scale land use amendment from low density residential, medium density residential and residential-professional-institutional to community/general commercial.
Companion Ordinance 2019-187 seeks to rezone the property from residential medium density-A, rural residential-acre and public buildings and facilities-1 to planned unit development.
The planning commission approved zoning exceptions for:
• American Legion Post 9 at 6242 Old Soutel Court, between Pickett and Soutel drives, to offer the sale and service of beer and wine for on-site consumption in conjunction with a restaurant in the industrial business park zoning district. The request serves as a name change for the license holder since the previous similar exception at the location for Lucky’s Sports Bar & Grill was issued to another entity.
• Warden Venture Inc., at 810 W. 44th St., at southwest 44th and 41st streets, will offer crematory services to an existing funeral home.
• Palace Sports Bar & Restaurant at 142 McCargo St. N. and Driggers Street, to serve all alcoholic beverages on-site in conjunction with a restaurant in the community commercial general-1 zoning district. The existing restaurant serves beer and wine and operates Friday through Sunday. A companion application for a waiver of liquor distance reduced the required minimum separation from 500 feet to 462 feet from a nearby church.
• Ginza Jacksonville LLC at 8635 Blanding Blvd. and Youngerman Circle E., in a unit of the strip commercial center formerly occupied by Applebee’s, to serve all alcoholic beverages on premises in conjunction with a restaurant and allow outdoor seating. The request serves as a name change for the license holder of a similar exception at this location.
• First Haitian American Christian Church of Jax Inc. at 896 Reynolds Lane, between Commonwealth and Broadway avenues, to allow a church in residential low density-60 zoning district on a local road. The proposed church plans to build a 5,808-square-foot sanctuary and a 5,746-square-foot Sunday school building with a 132-space parking lot and retention facilities. The 4.52-acre property has additional space for expansion.
• GoBrands Inc. at 2375 St. Johns Bluff Road S., No. 201, south of Lone Pine Drive, to allow off-premises consumption of beer and wine in the industrial business park zoning district. GoBrands is a delivery service of retail convenience goods and walk-in service is not proposed.
• Tea Room at 2105 Park St. near Five Points, to allow the store to serve hot and cold drinks in the commercial residential office zoning district. No alcohol or food will be served and outdoor seating is prohibited.
Land use amendments and rezoning recommendations
The planning commission recommended approval for land use changes and rezonings:
• Ordinance 2019-73, which seeks to rezone 39.7 acres, on the east side of San Pablo Parkway north of Sam Yepez Road, from PUD to PUD for a mixed-use development with commercial, institutional, office and multifamily uses. The applicant proposes 250 townhomes and 175,000 square feet of commercial. The property, owned by Estuary LLC, recently processed a small scale land use amendment for the proposed development.
• Ordinance 2019-77, which seeks to rezone 40.2 acres, on the west side of San Pablo Parkway, south of Beach Blvd., from PUD to PUD to allow a mixed-use development, primarily for residential uses and a 2.4-acre commercial and institutional use outparcel.
• Ordinance 2019-116, which seeks a small scale land use amendment for 4.96 acres at 13283 Main St. between Drury Lane and Eubanks Street East. It would change from community/general commercial to medium density residential to allow for multifamily residential. The property is part of a vacant 9.37-acre parcel that seeks a companion rezoning under Ordinance 2019-117, to change from commercial community/general-2 to PUD. The developer CLD-CP I LLC, a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based Chance Partners, proposes a 238-unit apartment complex with an outparcel for 13,500 square feet of commercial use.
• Ordinance 2019-165, which seeks to rezone 10.67 acres at 883 Perimeter Park Blvd. It would change from industrial business park to PUD to allow extended-stay corporate lodging along with commercial uses on the western portion of the property.
• Ordinance 2019-184, which seeks a large scale land use amendment for 16.87 acres on the south side of Gate Parkway, between Rolling Ridge Way and Florida Club Drive. The vacant property would change from community/general commercial and business park to residential-professional-institutional to be developed for multifamily units. The current zoning, commercial residential office, allows for the proposed use.
• Ordinance 2019-185, which seeks a small scale land use amendment for 5.43 acres at 1367 Chaffee Road, north of Falkland Road. It would change from business park and neighborhood commercial to low density residential to develop single-family lots. The proposed companion rezoning, Ordinance 2019-186, would change from PUD to residential low density-80.
• Ordinance 2019-191, which seeks a small scale land use amendment for 0.23 acres on College Street, at northwest Post Street and McDuff Avenue South. It would change from medium density residential to community/general commercial for stormwater retention associated with a larger commercial use. The proposed companion rezoning, Ordinance 2019-192, of 0.91 acres, including the 0.23-acre site, will change from residential medium density-B and commercial community general-2 to PUD to develop the vacant property with a 7,405-square-foot commercial store.
• Ordinance 2019-193, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of 2.63 acres at 4915 Collins Road. It would change from light industrial to residential-professional-institutional for the purpose of adding the property to a larger multifamily development parcel. The proposed companion rezoning, Ordinance 2019-193, would change 16.95 acres from industrial business park, residential medium density-A and PUD to PUD. Developer Waypoint Development plans to build up to 339 apartment units.
• Ordinance 2019-198, which seeks to rezone 12.62 acres at 2039 Forest St., west of Interstate 95. It would change from public buildings and facilities-1 and industrial light to public buildings and facilities-2 to allow for development of a charter school. The property is developed as a park with a 2,256-square-foot building and basketball courts.
• Ordinance 2019-199, which seeks to rezone 116.66 acres at E-Town Parkway, west of I-295. It would change from industrial business park to commercial community general-1 to develop commercial uses. The property owner is Westland Timber LLC, led by Jed Davis.
• Ordinance 2019-200, which seeks to rezone 23.86 acres at 3599 and 3625 University Blvd. S., the site of Memorial Hospital. It would change from public buildings and facilities-1 to public buildings and facilities-2 to allow for greater flexibility relating to sign regulations. Memorial Hospital added a Level II Trauma Center and requests signage modifications restricted under current zoning.
Land use amendments and rezonings require approval by the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee and then full council approval.