Acadia Healthcare pays more than $9 million for property in St. Johns County

Records show Tennessee-based firm plans to construct a 144-bed behavioral health hospital.

  • By Dan Macdonald
  • | 12:05 a.m. February 13, 2024
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Acadia Healthcare acquired multiple properties in St. Johns County for what records show is a behavioral health hospital.
Acadia Healthcare acquired multiple properties in St. Johns County for what records show is a behavioral health hospital.
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Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare acquired three adjacent properties in St. Johns on Feb. 6 for more than $9 million with plans to build a 144-bed hospital at the site.

According to the St. Johns County online development tracker, a two-story, 99,485-square-foot Acadia Behavioral Health Hospital is planned at 132 Moon Bay Parkway. 

The undeveloped properties are southeast of County Road 210, east of Interstate 95 and west of the Bridgewater community. It is less than a half-mile from Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Johns County.

There are no details about the cost of the facility or when it expects to open.

Acadia Healthcare provides inpatient, residential, detoxification and several levels of treatment for mental and behavioral disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction and methadone maintenance, according to its website.

Founded in 2005, Acadia says it is the largest stand-alone behavioral health care company in the U.S. As of September, it has 253 facilities in 39 states and Puerto Rico. It treats more than 75,000 patients daily and has a total of 11,100 beds.

Acadia, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, has about 23,000 employees.

In Jacksonville, the company operates the North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center at 6639 Southpoint Parkway.

The facility provides medically supervised outpatient addiction treatment for those 18 years old and older. It treats addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids using a combination of methadone and similar drugs and counseling, according to its website.

Acadia Healthcare is building a 144-bed behavioral health hospital in Greenville, North Carolina.
Acadia Healthcare

Acadia is building a 144-bed facility in Greenville, North Carolina. There, it is partnering with ECU Health, a 1,708-bed academic health care system that serves 29 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Acadia Real Estate Holdings bought the three St. Johns properties for $9,046,540. Farley Grainger of Jacksonville and Anthony Goria of Fleming Island sold the properties through 210 Safari LLC. 

The first parcel, at 120 and 132 Moon Bay Parkway, is 5.93 acres. It previously sold in April 2021 for $1.1 million.

The second property, at 126 Moon Bay Parkway, is 0.5 acres. It last sold in April 2021 for $200,000.

The final group of properties totals 6.18 acres at 180, 186, 192 and 198 Moon Bay Parkway. They last sold in February 2021 for $1.2 million.

All three parcels were purchased in 2021 by 210 Safari LLC.



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