The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday recommended approval to rezone and amend the land use of 21.95 acres at 13723 Atlantic Blvd. for a proposed 253-unit multifamily development.
The property is at northeast Atlantic Boulevard and San Pablo Road.
Neptune Baptist Church, the property owner, wants to sell the undeveloped property, which it bought in 2002 and planned to use as a church campus.
Birmingham, Alabama-based LIV Development applied to rezone the land for a gated-access development with a four-story building, preservation of wetlands and 2.5 acres to add buffers from neighboring residential areas.
LIV recently built the Portiva apartments at Salisbury Road and AC Skinner Parkway.
Ordinance 2019-66 seeks a large scale land use amendment from low density residential and community/general commercial to 14.43 acres of medium density residential and 7.53 acres of conservation. Companion Ordinance 2019-67 seeks to rezone the property from residential rural-acre and commercial community general-1 to planned unit development.
Land use amendments, rezoning recommendations
The planning commission also recommended land use amendments and rezoning for:
• Ordinance 2019-64, which seeks a large scale land use amendment of 36.57 acres at 6156 Old Kings Road, north of Pickettville Road. It would change from low density residential to recreation and open space to bring the property into compliance with its historic use as an RV Park. The owner, Floyd Warwick Jr., plans to expand the RV park on the property and preserve the majority of wetlands.
• Ordinance 2019-65, which seeks a large scale land use amendment of 14.12 acres at 8159 Arlington Expressway, at the roundabout west of Arlingwood Avenue west of Regency Square Mall. It would change from community/general commercial and low density residential to medium density residential for a 191-townhome development by D.R. Horton. The property is where Expressway Mall was demolished in 2006.
• Ordinance 2019-68, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of 4.3 acres at 4040 Ricker Road, between Gregory Drive and Old Middleburg Road. It would change from community/general commercial to medium density residential to allow multifamily residential development. The proposed rezoning under companion Ordinance 2019-69 would change from PUD to residential medium density-D. The current zoning and land use allows for 58,200 square feet of warehouse, retail and office space. The proposed multifamily would be more compatible with the surrounding mostly multifamily and single-family uses.
• Ordinance 2019-70, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of 2.17 acres at 107 Elizabeth Lane, between North Main Street and Gillespie Avenue. The property also fronts on the south side of Airport Center Drive. The change would be from low density residential to residential-professional-institutional to allow office uses consistent with current development trends in the area. The proposed rezoning under companion Ordinance 2019-71 would change from residential low density-60 to commercial residential office.
• Ordinance 2019-72, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of an undeveloped 9.88 acres on the east side of San Pablo Parkway and north of Sam Yepez Road. It would change from residential-professional-institutional to community/general commercial to allow more intense and diverse commercial development.
• Ordinance 2019-74, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of an undeveloped 4.3 acres on the east side of San Pablo Parkway and west of San Pablo Road South. It would change from residential-professional-institutional to community/general commercial to allow more intense and diverse commercial development.
• Ordinance 2019-76, which seeks a small scale land use amendment of an undeveloped 5.31 acres on the west side of San Pablo Parkway. It would change from community/general commercial to medium density residential to allow multifamily residential development.
The planning commission approved zoning exceptions for:
• A Shores Liquors at Mandarin package sales store, at 11101 Old St. Augustine Road and south of Losco Road, to sell all alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in adjacent units of the building. The space was formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant. A companion waiver of liquor distance was granted reducing the required 1,500-foot separation to 1,324 feet from the River City Science Academy at 10911 Old St. Augustine Road for all alcohol service for consumption.
• A RaceTrac convenience store, proposed on 2.99 acres at Merrill and Fort Caroline roads, to have an outdoor sales and service seating area.
• A RaceTrac convenience store, proposed at 8715 Baymeadows Road, the former Wells Fargo bank site at Baymeadows Road and Baymeadows Way, for an outdoor sales and service seating area. A companion administrative deviation was granted to reduce the required 15-foot landscape buffer to 10 feet on the eastern side of the property.