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Jacksonville, FL (September 11, 2018) – On July 16th and August 16th, District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton held two workshops to discuss a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning of 9.94 acres of property located at the northwest quadrant of Gate Parkway and Point Meadows Drive from Residential-Professional-Institutional (RPI) and Community General Commercial (CGC) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD). The first workshop was held at the Southeast CPAC meeting of February 26, 2018.

The project will provide for pedestrian-friendly mixed uses that will include: retail, restaurants, specialty stores including an anticipated self-storage facility, furniture store and a gas facility with convenience store.

The workshop provided for the interaction between residents and the developer’s representative to discuss the project’s current status and the timeline going forward. Specifically, the developer’s PUD application was reviewed. The meeting allowed for comments on such issues as use and restrictions, design guidelines and site plan development.

The major concern by residents was 1) The front orientation of the self-storage facility, 2) the hours of operation of the self-storage business, 3) a limitation of Parcel C of 45 feet in height and 4) the buffer behind the development to possible see enhanced landscaping and/or a fence to separate the rear of the development from the visual screening to the back of the commercial buildings from adjacent residents.

The meeting included residents from Point Meadows Place, Brightwater, Oxford Chase, James Island and others to allow Brightwork Real Estate Group, the developer and purchaser, or their representative to explain their concept and allow for neighboring communities to be involved in the plans and scope from the beginning of this rezoning process.

On September 11, 2018, City Council Passed 2018-441 and 2018-442.