Planning Commission: RaceTrac rezoning pending for Southside store; restaurant for Five Points

The property at University and I-95 was once planned for Home Depot.

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A RaceTrac is planned at University Boulevard and Interstate 95. (Google)
A RaceTrac is planned at University Boulevard and Interstate 95. (Google)
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The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval Thursday to rezone 10.67 acres at 5221 University Blvd. W., where RaceTrac wants to build a gas station and convenience store.

The property, at northwest University Boulevard and Interstate 95, was rezoned in 2006 to planned unit development for a Home Depot store that was not built.

Ordinance 2018-861 seeks to rezone the property to commercial community/general-1 for commercial uses. A companion application for zoning exception E-2018-862 seeks to allow outside seating at the proposed RaceTrac.

Atlanta-based RaceTrac wants to develop on the 1.76-acre site next to Richard Street. Home Depot USA Inc. owns the property and is marketing it for sale.

A smaller RaceTrac operates nearby.

Land use amendments, rezoning recommendations

The planning commission also recommended rezoning approvals for:

• Ordinance 2018-761, to rezone 13.75 undeveloped acres of the current 90-acre PUD 2000-1248 to PUD for 78 townhomes and limited neighborhood commercial uses on two outparcels totaling 3.31 acres in North Jacksonville. The project, named Trafalger, fronts the east side of Starratt Road between Airport Center Drive East and Bonaparte Landing Boulevard. The remaining portion of the 90 acres is developed as two residential subdivisions, Bonaparte Landing and Parque Diane.

• Ordinance 2018-863, to rezone 66.3 acres in Northwest Jacksonville from the current 332-acre PUD 2013-648 to PUD for a solar farm and to allow access to Newcomb Road.

The currently permitted limited light industrial uses are allowed if the solar farm is not developed. The property is north of Interstate 295 and west of Lem Turner and Newcomb roads, west of the Flamingo Lake RV Resort. 

• Ordinance 2018-860, to rezone 1.74 acres in East Arlington from commercial community/general-1 and PUD 2012-288 to PUD for the redevelopment of the existing Circle K convenience store and gas station at 12743 Atlantic Blvd., west of Girvin Road.

The proposed plan seeks to demolish and construct a new Circle K store and an automated car wash.

Amendments to the future land use map and rezonings require approval by the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee and then full council approval.

New Five Points restaurant

A new Five Points restaurant also is planned.

The planning commission approved a zoning exception for the proposed Taqueria 5 restaurant at 809 Lomax St. to allow the outside sale and service of beer and wine in conjunction with a restaurant. 

The former developers involved with Burrito Gallery and Uptown Market plan to renovate the former Metro PCS store and open by mid-April, according to business owner and agent Marco Monroy. 

The submitted plans indicate 18 seats inside and 30 seats on a back patio.

Minor modifications

The planning commission approved a minor modification for:

• An automobile dealership with a service garage and car wash at southwest Interstate 295 and Commonwealth Ave. in Southwest Jacksonville. MM-2019-1 to PUD 2003-319 will provide for a revised site plan from six commercial use outparcels. The proposed use is permitted under the current zoning.



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