The Top Deals of 2022: Adventure Landing apartments approved

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Adventure Landing apartments approved

A 415-unit community will replace the Jacksonville Beach amusement park.

It took more than a year for the Trevato Development Group to change the zoning to allow the construction of apartments on property occupied by the Adventure Landing entertainment park at 1944 Beach Blvd.

Jacksonville Beach City Council voted 7-0 on Nov. 7 to allow the change.

The project was held up primarily because much of it is on protected wetland. The apartment structure was redesigned and moved to another portion of the 53.8-acre property. Only 10.9 acres will be developed.

To change the zoning, the owner agreed to reduce the number of apartments from 427 to 415, reserve 30 units for workforce housing, pay for $25,000 of design and permitting costs for the city to build pedestrian access to the wetlands, allow for a “Welcome to Jacksonville Beach” sign on the property, protect live oak trees and limit the visibility of residents’ automobile headlights 

Adventure Landing originally planned to close Oct. 31 , 2021, but has remained open and now expects to operate until Sept. 30, 2023.

Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024 with completion in 2025. Early projections have construction costs set at $100 million.