Mayor Donna Deegan and City Council member Jimmy Peluso have called for a one-month delay in the city’s final design review of a proposed mixed-use Daily’s gas station in LaVilla for more community input.
At Deegan and Peluso’s request, the Downtown Development Review Board deferred its scheduled vote July 27 on First Coast Energy’s plan to build a three-story Daily’s with a convenience store, restaurant and Bold City Brewery on a 1.4-acre block at Bay and Broad streets.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority board voted unanimously July 27 to ratify a contract up to $6.9 million to RS&H Inc. for engineering design and construction phase services for the proposed third parking garage at Jacksonville International Airport.
The authority wants to add 2,000 spaces in a third garage proposed on a lot next to an existing facility.
Karis Cold paid $2.87 million for land in Westlake Industrial Park in West Jacksonville to develop a cold storage warehouse.
Through KCS Icebox Jax 1 LLC, Karis Cold bought the land June 29 from Westlake Land Management Inc.
The city and St. Johns River Water Management District have been reviewing plans for Karis to develop more than 24 acres in Westlake Industrial Park to develop a warehouse on a wooded and undeveloped site along Pritchard Road.
Toronto, Canada-based First Gulf expects to buy West Jacksonville property the first week of July to develop its first U.S. industrial park at an anticipated investment of more than $50 million.
“We are exporting our industrial development platform, and we’ve chosen Jacksonville to be our first market,” said Roman Brailovski, First Gulf vice president of strategic initiatives and operations and the lead on its U.S. expansion, on June 27.