Buck Business Park in Arlington is a step closer to a townhome development.
The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval Thursday to amend the land use and to rezone property at Buck Business Park along the north side of Merrill Road, between Fort Caroline Road and Wompi Drive.
D.R. Horton plans to develop Deer Run, an 83-unit townhome project, on 5.58 acres of the 10.1-acre property, which is east of the Southside Connector and Interstate 295.
Marissa Awtry, a representative with D.R. Horton, said previously Deer Run will start development in the spring.
She said home prices for the two- and three-bedroom units are projected to start in the mid- to high $100,000s.
Developer Curtis Hart of Hart Resources LLC and the agent for property owner Buck Business Park LLC submitted Ordinance 2019-720.
The land use amendment would change a 5.58-acre parcel from community/general commercial to medium density residential to allow the multifamily development.
Companion Ordinance 2019-721 seeks to rezone the 10.1-acre property from residential medium density-D and community commercial general-1 to a planned unit development.
The park is planned for several developments.
Buck Business Park LLC sold 3.18 acres in December to RaceTrac, which plans a 5,411-square-foot convenience store and gas station at the split of Merrill and Fort Caroline roads.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen plans a 2,265-square-foot, 52-seat restaurant with a drive-thru on 1.23 acres.
Barron’s Wholesale Tire, through BWT Property Management Inc., bought 1.23 acres adjacent to Buck & Buck Inc. Realtors in the park at 9137 Merrill Road.
The Planning Commission approved zoning exceptions for:
• Duval Royal Investments Inc., led by Toney Sleiman, at 917 and 925 Edgewood Ave. S. and Jasmine Place along the commercial corridor in Murray Hill, to allow the retail sale and service of all alcoholic beverages for on- and off-premises consumption in a liquor store and bar.
A companion request for a waiver of liquor distance was approved to reduce the distance separation required from 1,500 to 503 feet from the Murray Hill Presbyterian Church at 940 Talbot Ave. It also approved a companion application for an administrative deviation to reduce the required 37 off-street parking spaces to none.
• Starbucks, at 11222 Beach Blvd., an outparcel of St. Johns Square near St. Johns Bluff Road, to allow outside sales and service.
• Darby’s Dungeon, at 14185 Beach Blvd., No. 1A, west of San Pablo Road S., to allow on-site consumption of beer and wine in a business centered on playing board games and role playing. Also approved was a companion request for a waiver of liquor distance to reduce the distance required from 1,500 to 311 feet from the Church of Eleven22 at 14286 Beach Blvd.
• Thai Blossom Bistro, at 2467 Faye Road, No. 9, in Selina Plaza, northwest of Faye Road and Alta Drive, to allow the retail sale and service of all alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a restaurant. The occupant was a former restaurant granted an exception for the same purpose.
• Senor Loco Tacos & Tequila, at 4549 Southside Blvd. in Tinseltown Plaza, to allow the retail sale and service of all alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a restaurant and to allow outside sales and service. The restaurant will be a tenant in one of two new buildings developed by Triforce Development, led by Paul and Louis Sleiman.
Land use amendments and rezoning recommendations
The Planning commission recommended approval for land use changes and rezoning for:
• Ordinance 2019-714, which seeks a large-scale land use amendment for 19.55 acres at northeast Yellow Bluff and Starratt roads. The undeveloped property would change from community/general commercial to low density residential to allow Pulte Home Co. Inc. to develop about 75 single-family residential lots.
• Ordinance 2019-715, which seeks a large-scale land use amendment for 13.79 acres at 14241 Duval Road and Duval Place West, northwest of Interstate 95 and Interstate 295. The undeveloped property would change from low density residential to residential-professional-institutional.
• Ordinance 2019-716, which seeks a large-scale land use amendment for 251.24 acres, at Newcomb Road, northwest of Lem Turner Road and I-295. The undeveloped property would change from light industrial to low density residential to allow residential development. The property, along with 199.09 acres designated low density residential, is part of a 450.33-acre parcel seeking rezoning under companion Ordinance 2019-717 to change from PUD to PUD to allow up to 1,400 single-family lots ranging from 40- to 70-feet-wide.
• Ordinance 2019-718, which seeks a large-scale land use amendment for 11.9 acres along the north side of Dunn Avenue, between Armsdale Road and Blossom Ridge Drive. It would change a portion of 15.2 acres from neighborhood commercial to medium density residential to allow for an 80-unit single-family subdivision. The remaining 3.2 acres along Dunn Avenue will remain neighborhood commercial. Companion Ordinance 2019-719 would rezone the 15.2-acre property for mixed-use from PUD to residential medium density-A and commercial neighborhood.
• Ordinance 2019-724, which seeks to rezone 25.2 acres along the west side of Girvin Road and south of Sandy Road at 1160 Girvin Road from residential rural-acre to PUD to allow KB Home to develop a 67-unit single-family subdivision with 60-foot-wide lots.
Planning Commission recommendations are forwarded to the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee for consideration and then to the full Council approval.
By: Scott Sailer