GENERAL INFORMATIONDDRB Application 2016-015 is before the DDRB seeking conceptual approval of a "Master Development Plan" for a 300-unit multi-family project. The site is located in the Southbank, adjacent to what’s commonly referred to as the “Aetna building”,and is currently developed as surface parking. The proposed development is located on a portion of the site that was previously approved in 2005 for multi-family development and did not proceed with construction. The applicant submitted a request for Conceptual Approval at the October 20, 2016 meeting,at which time the DDRB opted to defer Conceptual Approval, and requested a workshop. The applicant presented various options of the project to the DDRB in a workshop format on November 17, 2016. The project is developed on a narrow parcel of land parallel to the rail tracks from Prudential Drive for access, to a larger area with frontage on the St. Johns River and adjacent Riverwalk. The applicant proposes a 13-story multi-family building with an overall building height of approximately 180 feet. As noted, the site is adjacent to the existing Riverwalk and the proposed development includes a potential Dock/water Taxi Station.
CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMARYSite Area: 2.9 Acres Use: 300 multifamily apartments with incidentals (e.g. lease office, surface and structured parking) and amenities (e.g. fitness center, club room) Parking: Structured: 300 Spaces Surface: 59 Spaces Total Parking: 359 Spaces Riverwalk Parking: 10 Spaces Project Parking: 349 Spaces Recreation / Open Space: Required: 45,000 square feet Provided: 53,000 square feet