Berkman Plaza II Headed For Conventional Demolition; New High Rise Planned
The developer that wants to raze the unfinished Berkman Plaza II on the St. Johns Riverfront Downtown no longer plans to implode the high-rise.
WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports the city is reviewing an amended permit application filed Jan. 6 to tear down the 18-story building at 500 E. Bay St. using a high-reach excavator.
Developer Jacksonville Riverfront Revitalization LLC hired Orlando-based contractor Pece of Mind Environmental Inc. to complete the demolition.
Documents filed with the city show Pece of Mind plans to use a crane and 135-foot boom to demolish the 130,000-square-foot structure from the top floor down. The company will use a debris curtain to keep material contained at the demolition site.
The amended demolition permit application filed with the city Building Inspection Division by Pece of Mind owner Steve Pece expects a $1.09 million job cost.
Read an expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.com, which includes more information about redevelop plans for the property.