Business Brief: Preleasing Begins For Highland Row, $300M Development At I-295, Butler

Feb 14, 2020
rendering of Highland Row sidewalk with trees and people walking
Jacksonville Daily Record

The initial $300 million, 65-acre phase of Fuqua Development’s mixed-use development on 1,200 acres of Skinner family land will begin preleasing under the conceptual name Highland Row.

The St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman (right), speaking with Donna Lerrin.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

The St. Johns Riverkeeper is lending support to a group of residents who oppose the rezoning of more than 5,300 acres of timberland on Jacksonville’s Southside to allow for future development.

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Dozens of Murray Hill residents and business owners packed a public hearing Friday at City Hall to oppose a plan to turn demolish the former Jones College building and build a self-storage facility. 

Estuary LLC's attorney, Paul Harden, speaks to residents at the Southeast Regional Library.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A zoning workshop on Jacksonville’s Southside got heated Wednesday night as residents voiced their concerns over 5,300 acres of timberland that could be rezoned to allow for development.

Lindsey Killbride / WJCT-News

Proposed legislation aimed at changing Jacksonville’s building codes to increase parking is running up against opposition, despite getting unanimous support in one of the City Council committees in November.

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The owners of the former Kmart shopping center in Neptune Beach are asking the Beaches community for input as they redevelop the site.

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In the last WJCT “Business Brief,” we heard from the Northeast Florida Regional Council’s Brian Teeple about explosive commercial growth, particularly in St. Johns County.

This week, Teeple says that kind of growth requires a shift in the way we build places to live, work and shop.

Palencia clubhouse

An international real estate firm is looking to build a mixed-use development near J.Turner Butler Boulevard on Jacksonville’s Southside.

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An Ormond Beach investor has bought a strip mall and office building on Beach Boulevard in a multi-million dollar deal.

The Millennium Business Center went for $4.7 million in a deal that closed Monday.

The center is about a half-mile east of I-295, with Kernan Boulevard two miles to the west. It’s fully leased, according to Prime Realty, the broker on the deal. Its main tenants are MCCI Medical Group and Mattress One.

The sale comes as more investors are looking for space east of I-295, which has seen growth in the residential market.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Just off Beach Boulevard, east of Kernan Boulevard, a row of shiny, new Mediterranean-style homes teem with dozens of potential residents.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Sparks flew Monday night at a town hall meeting in Mandarin over a request that would allow two restaurants be built at the corner of San Jose Blvd. and Oak Bluff Lane.

For a city that boasts more than 836,000 residents, access to the Alantic Ocean and the St. Johns River, and an NFL Football team, what do people think of when they hear the name Jacksonville?

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