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Restaurants, Apartments Planned Near Memorial Park

This marked aerial image shows the proposed development area near Memorial Park.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record
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This marked aerial image shows the proposed development area near Memorial Park.

The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval Aug. 6 to change the land use and zoning of 1.26 acres at Riverside Avenue and Memorial Park Drive for the Riverside Village mixed-use redevelopment.

The property near the St. Johns River and Memorial Park comprises five parcels with four office and residential buildings in the Urban Transition Area of the Riverside/Avondale Zoning Overlay, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record

The parcels are at 1541 and 1551 Riverside Ave, 1715 and 1721 Memorial Park Drive and 1729 Memorial Park Terrace. No new buildings or expansions are proposed.

The property owner is Shiavone Properties Inc., led by Frank Schiavone.

Ordinance 2020-0332 would amend the land use from residential-professional-institutional to neighborhood commercial to allow redevelopment with residential and low intensity commercial retail and service uses.

Companion Ordinance 2020-0333 would rezone the property from commercial residential office to planned unit development.

Read the rest of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.