The Home Depot buys land in World Commerce Center

The retailer is planning a store near near Buc’ees along International Golf Parkway.

The Home Depot proposes to build a store in World Commerce Center.
The Home Depot proposes to build a store in World Commerce Center.
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The Home Depot paid $6.97 million March 9 to purchase land in World Commerce Center, where it has been planning its third St. Johns County retail store.

Atlanta-based Home Depot USA Inc. bought the site from World Commerce Center LLP of Jacksonville.

In 2022, the Daily Record reported St. Johns County received a preapplication for a 136,014-square-foot building on 14.7 acres at 655 World Commerce Center Parkway.

The plans call for a 107,896-square-foot building and 28,118-square-foot garden center.

The Home Depot is planned in World Commerce Center southwest of Costco Wholesale and Buc-ee’s.

The site is west of Interstate 95 at World Commerce and International Golf parkways near the Gate gas station and convenience store. It is southwest of the Costco Wholesale and Buc-ee’s gas station and convenience store.

The Home Depot would display merchandise along the front apron of the store, which faces International Golf Parkway. A tool rental center is proposed with outdoor storage for rental equipment.

A seasonal sales area of 8,885 square feet is proposed next to the garden center for sales events through the year, including Christmas tree sales.

There would be parking for the Home Depot Load’N Go rental vehicles and rental equipment.

The GreenbergFarrow architecture and engineering firm of Atlanta is the consultant.

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.

Also in development for World Commerce Center are Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and a Fields Auto Group Mercedes-Benz service center and dealership with up to three luxury brands.



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