Elder Moving & Storage Company/Mayflower Warehouses, Inc. at 14th and Hubbard Streets in 1940. (State Archives of Florida)
Nuvo Jacksonville Development is proposing to construct the Jacksonville Self Storage Building near a major gateway downtown’s Brooklyn district. On September 22, 2016, Nuvo Jacksonville will seek Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) conceptual approval for a proposed self-storage facility located at the northwest corner of Myrtle Avenue and Elder Street. The proposed structure will be a five-story building with 90,000 square feet of space. In addition, it will include a small parking lot with a “drop-off and loading zone” located between the rear of the structure and I-95. Since a portion of the proposed 65’ high building is zoned Residential Medium Density (RMD-C), the project will require a deviation to exceed the 45’ height limitation.
According to the September 22, 2016 DDRB meeting agenda, DDRB staff recommends conceptual approval subject to the following conditions:
The developer shall receive a deviation for the height of the proposed structure prior to Final Approval from the DDRB.
The developer shall receive a deviation to reduce the required amount of off-street parking allowed prior to Final Approval from the DDRB.
The developer shall receive a deviation for surface parking, trash, storage, and loading area screening and landscaping requirements prior to Final Approval from the DDRB.
The developer shall receive a deviation to provide less than the required 50% transparency requirement for facade treatment on street frontage prior to Final Approval from the DDRB.