- April 13, 2022
Summit Tower in Riverside is now Corner Lot Center with prominent signage for its signature tenant, Schutts & Bowen.
Corner Lot said its name and logo were installed Feb. 10 near the rooftop level of the Riverside Avenue and Post Street building facing the Fuller Warren Bridge.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment since we purchased the property last summer. Seeing our name and logo overlooking the Jacksonville skyline during this moment in the City’s history is inspiring,” said Corner Lot CEO Andy Allen in a statement.
“From the Jaguars making the playoffs to the resurgence of development in downtown, the momentum in Jacksonville is undeniable and we’re humbled to be part of the equation.”
The Summit Contracting Group Inc. rooftop level sign along Riverside Avenue was removed and replaced with Schutts. Comer Lot hoisted its name to the side along Post Street facing the bridge.
Jacksonville-based Taylor Sign & Design Inc. handled the signage removal and installation.
Architect Taylor Hardwick designed the midcentury modern building. The 90,000-square-foot building was built at 1000 Riverside Ave. in 1963.
Corner Lot Development Group paid $11 million for the property, according to a deed executed June 21, 2022.
Soon after, Florida law firm Shutts & Bowen signed a lease at Corner Lot Center for its first Jacksonville office.
Shutts & Bowen expects to move this month into the building, where it will lease 18,352 square feet among the entire seventh and eighth floors.
The nine-story office building is anchored at the ground level and rooftop by River & Post Restaurant and Rooftop Lounge.
Shutts & Bowen, founded in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with about 300 lawyers in eight offices across Florida.
In addition to Jacksonville, the firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
In June 2022, Corner Lot said the new anchor tenant would bring the building’s occupancy to almost 80%. It now is about 90% occupied.
The structure also has other professional services tenants.
Corner Lot said its headquarters will remain nearby at the Goodwin House and the adjacent River House on Goodwin Street in Riverside for the foreseeable future.
Through Padgett Premiere Properties, Summit Contracting leaders bought the building in 2014 from for $3 million and spent $4 million in renovations.
Summit has moved to property it bought at 7595 Baymeadows Way in Deerwood Center.