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Three Bids Made For Berkman II Demolition Order

The unfinished Berkman Plaza II along Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Daily Record
The unfinished Berkman Plaza II along Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Three out-of-state companies submitted bids as part of the city’s order to demolish the unfinished Berkman Plaza II while a potential developer says his group will buy the site within days.

City Procurement Division officials opened bids April 14 that range from $1.68 million to $2.34 million, according to WJCT News partner theJacksonville Daily Record.

The step shows the city continues to move ahead on its tear-down order for the Downtown structure as it also approved a demolition permit in January for Jacksonville Riverfront Revitalization, which wants to buy the site.

The city issued a demolition order in October for the 18-story structure at 500 E. Bay St. 

The order was authorized after the property on the St. Johns River was condemned by the Municipal Code Compliance Division.

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