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Developer Wants To Demolish Old Race Track Rd. Dog Track For Mixed-Use Project

Jacksonville Daily Record
This closed greyhound race track and poker room in St. Johns County on Race Track Rd. could become a mixed-use develoment.

Gatlin Development Co. Inc. wants to demolish the former greyhound racetrack and poker room in St. Johns County for a mixed-use project with up to 975 multifamily units.

Gatlin submitted an application to rezone 103 acres southwest of U.S. 1 North and Race Track Road, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.

The site is south of the Duval County line between Nocatee and Durbin Park.

Jacksonville-based Gatlin wants to change the property from commercial intensive and open rural zoning to a planned unit development named Grand Cypress.

It would allow up to 250,000 square feet of commercial and office space and the multifamily units, which could be town houses and apartments.

The project would preserve of 30 of the 31 acres of wetlands on the property.

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