JEA’s water reclamation facility is Jacksonville’s first in years

A massive new water reclamation plant is being built near the eTown development on the south side.

Jacksonville building officials recently approved nearly 20 permits for about $42.2 million of work on the overall $150 million JEA project at 11458 Apex Trail.

The Greenland Water Reclamation Facility will serve not only residents and businesses within the expanding planned e-city community, but also areas outside of the complex. The facility itself is outside the actual e-city limits.

JEA officials recently inaugurated the plant to support the region’s growing population,

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“The facility will be JEA’s first new water reclamation facility in 45 years in Duval County and JEA currently operates 11,” said Karen McAllister, JEA Media Relations Manager.

The view near Florida 9B and the existing Greenland Energy Center. Once operational, the plant will initially process approximately 4 million gallons of water per day with a capacity of up to 12 million gallons per day. Initially, approximately 22,800 customers will be served by the rehabilitation operations, while this number will increase as more homes and businesses are built.

The state-of-the-art facility will be designed to discharge no wastewater. This means that all wastewater will be disinfected and redistributed directly into the reuse system, instead of being discharged into natural wetlands or the St. Johns River, according to JEA.

The Haskell Co. is the contractor that will handle the initial construction. The facility is expected to be fully operational in November 2024.

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A busy Target retail store in Jacksonville’s Regency neighborhood is about to get a facelift.

Alterations and repairs will soon begin at Target at 444 Monument Road, according to approved city building permits.

The work will cost approximately $1.8 million and cover approximately 129,451 square feet of store space. It will include minor demolitions in some areas. But most upgrades will include replacements and additions of finishes to the retail building.

Groom Construction Co. Inc. is the contractor.

UF and spine center to get more work done

Another phase of construction is coming at a University of Florida surgery center in Jacksonville’s South End.

UF Health has already spent $25 million on the facility in partnership with Jax Spine & Pain Centers at 5191 First Coast Technical Parkway.

Construction began over a year ago near the University of North Florida on Butler Boulevard. But an additional $3.6 million permit was approved in April by city building officials.

This is a rendering of a $25 million multi-specialty surgery center and medical office building currently under construction on the south side of Jacksonville.

The latest permit is for a structural steel building area at the facility which will be managed by contractor Dana B. Kenyon Co.

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The multi-surgery facility has been billed as the “largest free-standing multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center on the First Coast”.

It will house the Centurion Surgery Center on the first floor, UF Health medical offices on the second and the Jax Spine & Pain Center on the third floor, according to Florida Times-Union records. /

Additional building permits

10600 San Jose Blvd., wood-frame building for new Whataburger restaurant, 3,751 square feet, $2.4 million. Hailey construction inc.

8984 Normandy Blvd., new building for Tractor Supply store, 22,732 square feet, $1.8 million. Fulcrum Construction Group LLC.

220 Riverside Ave., Unit 114, construction of existing space to accommodate 32 individual salons for My Salon Suites, $1.2 million. Ladson Construction Co.

5900 Fort Caroline Road, building renovation and renovation of existing Jacksonville Classical Academy offices, 7,000 square feet, $1 million. Summit Construction Management Group LLC.

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7790 Gate Parkway, structural steel building for the new Wawa convenience store, 6,119 square feet, $888,000 square feet. ME Construction Inc.

11430 Beach Blvd., demolition of parts of Village Medical owned by Walgreens and additional repairs and alterations, $625,000. Horizontal commercial construction.

125 W. Ashley St., demolition and relocation of lobby wall and other work for Jacksonville First Baptist Church, 9,605 square feet, $550,000. Williams & Rowe Co. Inc.

2158 Mayport Road, leasehold improvements for Mayport Brewery, $250,000. Bosco building contractors.

7185 Bentley Road, Unit 1, interior renovations and some demolitions for the Social Security Administration, $155,000. Preferred builders.

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