A shopping district on Beach Boulevard that has been known for decades is about to be demolished.
Jacksonville building inspectors this month approved the demolition permit for the Southgate Plaza mall, east of the St. Nicholas neighborhood. The center, built in 1957 according to real estate appraiser records, was largely vacant at 3428 Beach Blvd. One of the few remaining tenants is a Subway sandwich shop, along with several other small businesses.
The demolition will cost $500,000. Lockwood Quality Demolition Inc. is the contractor. A date has not been announced.
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The Jacksonville Daly Record reported that it will be converted into nearly 300 apartments.
This was also a trend in Jacksonville, as several lots have been or are being demolished to make way for new housing or housing, including The Florida Times-Union’s old Riverside Avenue site.
New car wash at the university
A new automated car wash is on the way to University Boulevard between Philips Highway and Spring Park Road in Jacksonville.
Magnolia Wash Holdings is earmarked for the new 3,604 square foot building. The permits for the new car wash were granted this month.
The facility at 5109 University Blvd is expected to cost $1.5 million. Contractor is MDM Services Inc.
Additional building permits
125 W. Ashley St., First Baptist Church interior renovation, 24,307 square feet, $816,550. opus group.
8808 Beach Blvd., Remodeling of entire store for Walmart, $500,000. FMGI Inc.
760 Riverside Ave., Interior renovation for VyStar Credit Union’s Riverside branch, 2,500 sq. ft., $452,820. Dana B. Kenyon Co.
4028 Timuquana Road, Interior renovation for Timuquana Country Club Golf Shop, 2,850 sq ft, $275,000. The Angelo Group Inc.
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10161 N. Centurion Parkway, Pouring of reinforced concrete for the headquarters of Rise General Contractors and Acorn Property Holdings, $250,000. Rise General Contractor LLC.
555 W. 44th St., Replace Jacksonville Public Works fuel canopy at repair station after demolition of some of rest area’s existing areas, $171,132. Warden Contracting Corp.
8200 Cypress Plaza Drive, Unit 303, Southern Athletica tenant fit-out, $95,000. Osterer Construction Co. Inc.
8180 Merchant’s Gate Drive, Unit 108, tenant fit-out, toilet upgrade, installation of new electrical fixtures, and upgrade of central heating and air conditioning, $75,000. Combined Industries LLC.