April 01, 2021
After a lengthy planning saga, Park Place at San Marco is nearing construction.
Multiple permits were issued this week for the project, which will add 133 multifamily apartment units to property that was previously utilized by South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. The church will retain one building along Hendricks Ave.; another building at Hendricks and Alford Pl. that houses Matthew’s Restaurant will also be unaffected by the new development. The four-story apartment building – along with a multistory parking garage – will be built in between the existing structures.
The project, originally proposed in 2019, was subject to multiple legal actions from neighborhood activist group Right Size San Marco, who wished to “stop [the] project from deteriorating the character of San Marco.” The main point of contention was the height of the proposed building, which exceeds the height allowed by the neighborhood’s zoning overlay. Those actions were dropped late last year when it became clear that the project would receive approval.
The project is led by Corner Lot Development Group and Alabama-based Harbert Realty.