The city issued building permits May 16 for two apartment projects totaling more than 500 units.
The 1st & Main Apartments at 1148 Main St. will consist of 202 units of 312,600 square feet of apartment and garage buildings at a cost of $43.5 million.
The apartments are in Springfield, about two blocks from Uptown Kitchen & Bar.
Corner Lot Development Group is developing the project. The contractor is the Summit Group, Inc.
When announced April 15, the project was announced as four stories with ground-floor retail.
Plans show the market-rate apartments will comprise 54 studio, 132 one- and 16 two-bedroom units. They will rent for a monthly average of $1,600.
“We see it as the gateway to Springfield,” Corner Lot Project Manager William “Billy” Zeits told the Daily Record in April.
“We like the mixed-use aspect of having both commercial and residential as your entryway.”
It will have a courtyard, fitness center and pool.
Springfield MF Partners LLC bought the property for $1.8 million on Feb. 23 from investor Chris Hionides, president of Petra Management Inc., which also owns the Earl Horne Building at 1100 N. Main St.
The Earl Horne Building is a single-story, 12,377-square-foot building that could be used for purposes such as a bodega, gym or restaurants.
Duval County property records show it was built in 1929. Corner Lot identifies it as the first Chevrolet dealership in Jacksonville.
Construction is expected to begin in the fall or winter and should be completed in early 2024.
The city issued seven permits for the 300-unit Advantis Vivere apartments at 660 Starratt Road in North Jacksonville at a construction cost of $56.39 million.
The permits are for apartments, clubhouse and dumpster enclosure buildings that total 364,197 square feet.
The project, on 14.61 acres, will comprise 140 one-, 148 two- and 12 three-bedroom units.
The owner is shown as American Landmark Apartments of Tampa. The contractor is BCC Construction LLC of DeLand.
The project is near First Coast High School.