11. FSCJ Dormitory
The Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is in the process of converting the long vacant Lerner Shops Building into student housing. When complete, FSCJ plans to house up to 60 students in the structure at 20 W. Adams Street. In addition, FSCJ plans to open a “Panera-style” culinary café on the building’s ground floor that will act as showcase for the school’s culinary program.
12. Jacksonville Self Storage
Construction is now underway on a five-story, 90,000 square foot self-storage building at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Elder Street. The climate-controlled self storage facility is being developed by the Nuvo Company, LLC.
13. Gate Petroleum
Vertical construction is underway on a new Gate gas station at the SW corner of Park and Forest Streets. When complete, the $1.3 million gas station will feature 20 fueling positions and 6,401-square-foot convenience store with outdoor seating.
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14. LIVE Bakery featuring Maria’s Baked Goods
The Live Bakery will be opening soon at 327 East Bay Street. Live Bakery will be an offshoot a Greek-based bakery operated by Maria Ferra at 5570 Florida Mining Boulevard South. The bakery will specialize in bread and dessert products. The 200 seat restaurant, bar and bakery will employ 15 people when it is completed in six to twelve months.
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15. Houston Street Manor
Beneficial Communities, LLC, an affordable housing developer, plans to transform a vacant lot at 139 North Jefferson Street into a 72-unit senior housing development. Vertical construction continues on the $8.6 million, seven-story building with five floors for apartments over two stories of parking.
16. Burlock & Barrel Whiskey Distillery
Plans are in the works to retrofit a historic Brooklyn warehouse at 417 Magnolia Street for the Burlock & Barrel American Distillery. Burlock & Barrel’s plans for the structure include a 3,000 square foot whiskey distillery to produce premium spirits and 3,400 square feet of space for on site point of sales.
17. Baptist Health Lot A Parking Structure
Construction continues on the development of a new parking garage for Baptist Health at 1051 Palm Avenue. The proposed garage will be a seven story building with an overall height of approximately 90 feet. The project will have a footprint of 116,793 square feet with a total of 817,551 square feet providing 2,247 parking spaces with 33 accessible spaces. The parking garage is needed to support the continued growth and master planning of the Baptist Medical Center on the Southbank. The garage is anticipated to be completed by January 2018.
18. Sidney J. Gefen Riverwalk Park
Work continues on the construction of a re-routed riverwalk that will replace an existing Northbank Riverwalk footbridge in Sidney J. Gefen Riverwalk Park. When complete, the re-routed riverwalk will include a new launching spot for kayaking.
19. The Barnett
The SouthEast Development Group has started on the restoration of the old Barnett National Bank building at the intersection of Laura and Adams Streets. When complete, the Barnett will include 50,000 square feet of commercial office space and 100 apartments. The apartments, which will fill the top 11 floors of the 18-story building, should be ready by fall 2018 or spring 2019.