Publix wants to clear land for its Nocatee West store and shopping center

The supermarket applied for permitting in Jacksonville, which is working with St. Johns County on the project reviews and approvals.

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The Publix planned in the Nocatee West shopping center will be in Duval and St. Johns counties.
The Publix planned in the Nocatee West shopping center will be in Duval and St. Johns counties.
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Publix Super Markets Inc. wants to clear the 18 acres in the Nocatee West shopping center that it bought May 15 for $6.66 million.

The city of Jacksonville is reviewing a permit application for Publix to clear the land at 75 Irondale Road, which is south of Nocatee Parkway and west of Valley Ridge Boulevard at Burbank Avenue.

Publix is planned in the Nocatee West shopping center that is on the Duval-St. Johns County line.

The property is in Duval and St. Johns counties. The majority of the property is in Duval County, which is consolidated with the city of Jacksonville.

St. Johns County Growth Management said St. Johns and Duval counties worked together on the permitting.

St. Johns County permitted the entry road because it connected to the county right-of-way while Duval County is permitting the building

Publix Super Markets Inc. paid $6.66 million May 15 for property for a new store in the Nocatee West shopping center. Plans show the site is bisected by the St. Johns and Duval county line.
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The shopping center plans show the 48,387-square-foot Publix is in St. Johns County while the Publix Liquors store and two multitenant retail buildings totaling 15,400 square feet are in Duval County.

Five outparcels range from 0.9 to 2.01 acres, with most of them in Duval. Part of the 2.01-acre Parcel 1 is in St. Johns County.

England-Thims & Miller Inc. of Jacksonville is the civil engineer.

Vallencourt Construction Co. Inc. of Green Cove Springs is shown as the contractor for clearing, grading, earthwork, storm drainage and underground utilities for the construction of the shopping center.

Most of the Publix-anchored Nocatee West shopping center is in Duval County.

DDI Inc. of Jacksonville sold the property through Sonoc Company LLC.

DDI is a holding company owned by the Davis family. The family has been developing the Nocatee residential and commercial area with The PARC Group.

The Daily Record reported in October 2022 that Publix would need to work with both counties to properly rezone the property.

Publix already has a presence in Nocatee Town Center in the St. Johns County part of Nocatee.

It opened a full-line Publix at 120 Marketside Ave. and a GreenWise Market nearby at 250 Pine Lake Drive, both in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The new Publix is about 2 miles west.

Staff Writer Dan Macdonald contributed to this report.



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