Five commercial projects are dominating the Interstate 95 frontage in World Commerce Center, a 996-acre development at southwest I-95 and International Golf Parkway, where Ring Power Corp. moved its headquarters in 2005 to 500 World Commerce Parkway.
Jacksonville-based Steinemann & Co. is the developer of World Commerce Center, which is entitled for residential, office, medical, retail, warehouse and hotel developments.
Texas-based Buc-ee’s opened a 53,000-square-foot gas station and convenience store with 104 gas pumps in February 2021 at 200 World Commerce Parkway.
Costco Wholesale opened a 162,000-square-foot discount membership club with a tire center, liquor store and gas station in August 2022 at 655 World Commerce Parkway.
It is Costco’s third area retail club after the first opened in 2000 near St. Johns Town Center in Southside and a second opened in 2018 near Collins Town Center in Southwest Jacksonville.
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops paid $8 million May 30 for 18 acres after announcing May 19 it plans to open a 100,000-square-foot Outdoor World retail store along World Commerce Parkway in 2024, south of Buc-ee’s and Costco.
Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro Shops sells fishing and outdoor gear for activities including hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping and more.
The store will showcase boats, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Plans show a boat display on the eastern side of the site next to I-95 and an outdoor boat showroom on 1 acre on the western side.
The Home Depot
Farther off I-95, The Home Depot proposes to build a 136,014-square-foot building on 16 acres along World Commerce Center Parkway at International Golf Parkway.
Plans call for a 107,896-square-foot building and 28,118-square-foot garden center. The store faces International Golf Parkway.
A tool rental center is proposed with outdoor storage for rental equipment.
Atlanta-based Home Depot has St. Johns County stores in The Pavilion at Durbin Park and at 1750 U.S. 1 S. in St. Augustine.
Along I-95 south of the Bass Pro Shops site, Orlando-based Fields Motorcars of Florida Inc. bought 15.5 acres for $10 million in December. It anticipates up to three luxury brand dealerships, but has not announced which it might develop there.