May 20, 2022

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Northwest Jacksonville, eTown new car dealerships in works | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

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Two new car dealership sites surfaced, with one in eTown and the other across the county in Northwest Jacksonville.

The northwest site is near the fulfillment center near Jacksonville International Airport.

An unidentified new car dealership is considering 5½ acres at 13000 Duval Road, where the JEA city utility is reviewing a service availability request for the dealership project. 

The agent is SimonCRE, a commercial real estate company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. SimonCRE said by email it had no information to share.

The project description is “purchasing land to develop into a new car dealership.”

Amazon operates the fulfillment center at 12900 Pecan Park Road.

The dealership site is at Duval and Pecan Park roads, north of Interstate 295.

The eTown site is in South Jacksonville on the west side of Florida 9B, where the city is considering a zoning exception for a car dealership in the southern end of what landowners call Exchange West.

Landowner Westland Timber LLC applied for a zoning exception Oct. 2 to allow the retail sales of new or used automobiles by a franchised motor vehicle dealer on 23.19 acres.

No dealership name is identified.

A master site plan shows the “Westland Automobile Dealership” with proposed showroom and services areas and a service lane.

The current zoning is Community/General Commercial-1. Westland Timber seeks an exception for the retail sales of an auto dealership. Lawyer Paul Harden is representing the request.

Westland Timber LLC, led by members of the Davis family, is the property owner. The PARC Group is the developer. England, Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer.

The eTown master-planned Southside community is designed for up to 2,000 homes. The primary housing, apartment and retail property is under development east of Florida 9B along E-Town Parkway.

The eTown team sent an email May 6 to announce Exchange West, a new development west of eTown Parkway and Florida 9B described as a mix “of retail, office and residential uses.”

“Development for Exchange West is underway,” it said. 

E-Town Parkway crosses under Florida 9B into Exchange West.

The site plan for the car dealership in Exchange West at eTown.


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