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THE JAXSON | 6 major urban core housing developments coming outside of Downtown

Published on October 3, 2023 at 9:20 pm

Downtown isn’t the only urban core neighborhood in Jacksonville where large infill development projects are under construction. Here are six major urban core projects underway that happen to be outside of Downtown.

First & Main

1148 N. Main St.

First & Main is a mixed-use project that will include 201 market-rate apartments and retail space. Being developed by the Corner Lot Development Group, the $55 million project is being built adjacent to Jacksonville’s first Chevrolet dealership building at the intersection of First and Main streets in Springfield.

When complete, the development will comprise 54 studio, 131 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units, and 5,184 square feet of retail space will be constructed at the intersection of Second and Main streets. In addition, Petra Management will preserve the adjacent 12,377-square-foot former Chevrolet dealership built in 1929, into commercial use. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2025.

Lofts at San Marco East

3036 Philips Highway

The Lofts at San Marco East is a $42 million multifamily community being developed by The Vestcor Companies. Located at the intersection of Philips Highway and St. Augustine Road, the project will comprise eight studios, 61 one-bedroom, 89 two-bedroom, and 14 three-bedroom apartments. Intended to target residents with an annual income of 60% or less of the area median income, the four-story, 172-unit affordable housing development is anticipated to be completed in summer 2024.

The Station at San Marco

1300 Hendricks Ave.

Nearing completion, The Station at San Marco is a $32 million infill mixed-use development on the 3.3-acre former Florida Baptist Convention property in San Marco. The five-story project comprises 345 multifamily units, a parking garage and 5,000 square feet of ground-level retail space on Hendricks Avenue, just south of Interstate 95. 

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A development by Block One Ventures and its affiliates, The Station at San Marco will include amenities like an expansive fitness center, bike storage, pet spa, clubroom with gaming, lounging and remote work areas, pool courtyard, garden courtyard, and views across the river to Downtown Jacksonville from the rooftop pool and sky lounge on the sixth level of the seven-level parking garage. A fall 2023 completion date is anticipated.

The Terraces at San Marco

1600 block of Atlantic Boulevard

Bounded by Atlantic Boulevard, Arcadia Place, Minerva Avenue and Alford Place in the San Marco neighborhood, the Terraces at San Marco is a 27-unit luxury townhome project being developed by national homebuilder Toll Brothers. Comprising five buildings, the project is being designed in the form of a bungalow court, with courtyards separating the units. Within walking distance of the historic San Marco Square shopping district, each townhome unit will also include a roof terrace.

The Jack on Beach Apartments

3428 Beach Blvd.

Located at 3428 Beach Blvd., The Jack on Beach is a 295-unit multifamily development being built in Saint Nicholas. Anticipated to be completed in fall 2024, the Jacksonville-based Chance Partners’ project will consist of three four-story apartment buildings and a two-story carriage house building with two townhome units and six garages.

The 10.06-acre development site was the former location of Southgate Plaza. Completed in 1957, Southgate Plaza was initially anchored by W.T. Grant, F.W. Woolworth, Winn-Dixie, Toy Town and Morrison’s Cafeteria. The 149,042-square-foot shopping center was largely empty when razed to prepare the site for this development project.

Union Terminal Warehouse Company

700 E. Union St.

At the time of its completion in 1913, the Union Terminal Warehouse Company was the largest commercial building to be constructed in Florida. Intended to be a catalyst for economic development and revitalization in the Eastside, when complete, the adaptive reuse project by Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures will include 228 apartments, 20,233 square feet of community commercial space, 24,607 square feet of maker/artist studio space, and 4,205 square feet of restaurant and coffee shop space. The 330,000-square-foot warehouse was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is Florida’s first Historic Tax Credit project in a Federal Opportunity Zone. In addition, the $72 million historic renovation is the state’s largest Historic Tax Credit project by square footage.

Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com.


author image The Jaxson Ennis Davis, AICP is an urban planner and member of the city of Jacksonville's Downtown Development Review Board. He is also co-owner of The Jaxson and Modern Cities. Reach Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com.
author image The Jaxson Ennis Davis, AICP is an urban planner and member of the city of Jacksonville's Downtown Development Review Board. He is also co-owner of The Jaxson and Modern Cities. Reach Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com.