Video Of Proposed Butler Blvd./I-295 Village Center Released

Apr 1, 2019

Fuqua Development Principal Jeff Fuqua on Thursday unveiled his proposed $300 million village center development at southeast Butler Boulevard and Interstate 295 in Jacksonville.

Fuqua’s plans for Jacksonville include a stage with a green space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people for events.

Fuqua has also released a video presentation to the International Council of Shopping Centers North Florida Idea Exchange at TIAA Bank Field.

Here's a summary from our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner of the details he has released:

• The 40,000-square-foot Bold City Food Hall will comprise 20,000 square feet for a 20-kitchen food hall and 20,000 square feet for a mercantile hall of 20 bays with up to 700 square feet of space each.

• Stationary food trucks connected to power services whose customers can use the estimated 450 seats inside the food hall.

• An indoor-outdoor bar.

• A specialty grocery store.

• A high-end dinner cinema.

• A bowling center.

• Two luxury hotels.

• Apartments.

• Office space.

• Retail and commercial space.

• Parallel parking as well as parking lots.

• Retail and entertainment lining each side of the main street.

• Buildings topped by offices and apartments beyond main street.

Fugua plans to buy 67 acres from the Skinner family for the project.

His development will be the retail center of 1,063 acres owned by the Skinner family. A master housing developer-builder is negotiating to buy 450 to 500 acres for residential development.

Both sales are expected to close early next year.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.