Sixth of seven Imeson Park South warehouses expected to start construction

VanTrust Real Estate says the seventh is in discussion at the North Jacksonville industrial center.

The master plan for Imeson Park South in North Jacksonville
The master plan for Imeson Park South in North Jacksonville
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JEA is reviewing a service availability request for Building B2 at Imeson Park South, which would be the sixth of seven buildings at the North Jacksonville industrial development at 1511 Zoo Parkway.

The request is for the determination of utility service for a proposed 235,735-square-foot warehouse, also called Building 600.

VanTrust Real Estate LLC is the developer. Jacksonville-based England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer.

Marc Munago

“We are in design and would hope to get permitted and underway by the end of the year,” Marc Munago, VanTrust executive vice president in Jacksonville, said July 3.

He said it could be a single-tenant or multitenant building.

A seventh warehouse in the plans is Building F, also called Building 700, at 216,320 square feet.

“We are in discussions about starting a building on that site,” Munago said.

He said the site is 41 acres, “and we can do a building larger than 216,000 square feet and could do multiple buildings.”

Imeson Park South is at 1511 Zoo Parkway in North Jacksonville.

The first five are:

• Building A (Building 100). The 202,800-square-foot building is a completed build-to-suit that is occupied by Sub-Zero Group Inc. The city issued a permit in June 2022.

• Building C (Building 200). The 547,200-square-foot building is leased by European-based budget fashion retailer Primark for its expansion in the southern U.S. The city issued a permit in June 2022. 

• Building E (Building 300). The 1 million-square-foot building is leased to Sam’s Club, the wholesale membership club division of global merchandiser Walmart Inc. The city issued a permit in September 2022. VanTrust Real Estate LLC sold the 1 million-square-foot Imeson Park South Building E to a Coral Gables group for $95 million. Through JI IPS Building E LLC, Van Trust sold the structure in September 2023 to AK Imeson LLC, whose registered agent is Interamerican Corporate Services LLC.

• Building D (Building 400). The city is reviewing building plans for the speculative 547,200-square-foot building. JEA issued a utility service availability letter Aug. 9, 2023, and the city is reviewing building plans. Munago said VanTrust plans to start construction within a few months.

• Building B1 (also known as Building 500) is 235,735 square feet on 18.82 acres. The Conlan Co. is the contractor for the almost $15.2 million construction project. England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer. The city issued a permit Sept. 22. Munago said the building is nearing completion and not leased.

VanTrust Real Estate said the Imeson Park South master plan totals 3 million square feet of industrial space.

JLL Executive Managing Director Luke Pope and Executive Vice President Ross Crabtree represent VanTrust in lease negotiations.

The 214-acre Imeson Park South property is south of VanTrust’s 146-acre Imeson Park, which totals about 2.5 million square feet that includes a 1 million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center. 



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