Jacksonville, FL – (November 20, 2019) — District 11 Councilman Danny Becton held a public workshop for the Greenland Chase Community on November 20th to inform residents of potential plans to develop the property adjacent to their neighborhood.
The property, located at 6100 Greenland Road and currently categorized as LI (Light Industrial) Land Use with IL/IBP Zoning, has been proposed for development. Council Member Becton knows this property all too well. During his time on council, Councilman Becton has worked extensively with this property, addressing numerous issues related to complaints to code enforcement and efforts to ensure upkeep of the parcel. Currently, several small office buildings are located on the parcel, however, a more complete and substantive development of the remaining land continues to be the common request
“This property being consider for development has been a neighborhood blighted eyesore for many years,” said Councilman Becton. “It was common for the community to reach out to my office complaining about overgrown grass and construction debris scatter throughout so finally hearing new and completed development possibilities for this property is encouraging.”
The meeting was held at the Southeast Regional Library and Council Member Becton said the meeting was the initial opportunity for the representatives of the potential buyer, Thomas Ingram and Chris Hill with KB Homes, to introduce the project, provide residents information, and receive feedback on the proposed development of the property. The meeting offered a Q&A session to address the community’s questions and concerns prior to any finalized plans going forward.
The potential developer, KB Homes, provided a presentation with a conceptual site plan of town homes showcasing approximately 120 multifamily units – sharing similarities to their project currently being developed in Flagler Center off Old St. Augustine Road. The ingress and egress to this residential community would be off Green Chase Boulevard.
As far as renderings, spokesperson Ingram said the plans were so new that they had not yet taken any action, wanting first to engage the community and receive feedback before moving forward with conceptual artwork. They did show examples of their Flagler Center Project which they have likened to the development they are undertaking in the Greenland Chase Community.
Flagler Cove is the name of the project currently under development off Flagler Center Boulevard. According to their marketing material the neighborhood of townhomes warm modern aesthetics, offer low maintenance living and multiple different layouts with options for two or three bedrooms and two and half baths for buyers to choose from. The neighborhood is in a popular location with a convenient commute to I-95 and I-295, near the Avenues Mall and Baptist Hospital South. Despite the popular and well-traveled area the neighborhood will give residents a secluded atmosphere that is safe and offers attractive landscaping and pond views. Hall and Ingram explained this is the template they would follow when creating a similar neighborhood on Greenland Road.
“At this point, no legislation has been filed but when they do decide to move forward, the applicant will first have to get a Large-Scale Land Use Amendment passed and transmitted to the various agencies for review,” said Council Member Becton. “Once it returns from the state with a favorable result and is approved by City Council, the applicant can then submit applications for Land-Use and Rezoning changes.”
For more information about KB Homes’ similar development, Flagler Cove, Click on the link below.