Southgate Plaza to be demolished | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Southgate Plaza is falling.

The city is considering a permit for Jacksonville-based Lockwood Quality Demolition to demolish the 65-year-old center at 3428 Beach Blvd. at a cost of $500,000.

The permit application indicates that the center is 149,042 square feet.

The center will be demolished and the site of the Saint-Nicolas district redeveloped into 294 apartments.

Jacksonville-based Demetree Brothers Inc. sold the property March 2 through Southgate Shopping Center LLC to developer Chance Partners LLC for $4.9 million.

Southgate director and chairman JC Demetree Jr. signed the bill of sale, selling the property to Chance Beach Owner LLC, part of Chance Partners.

The mall was built in 1957.

The city issued a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate on Dec. 16 for Southgate Plaza apartments on 9.96 acres. The city calculated that no fees were necessary for the property.

Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. is the civil engineer.

Chance Partners has developed several nearby multi-family communities including The Exchange, Barlow and San Marco Promenade along the Philips Highway.

A site plan shows three four-story buildings with a swimming pool and courtyard in the center of one.

A Chance Partners spokesperson said in October that the developer plans to begin the 18-month project in June 2022.

The site is in the St. Nicholas neighborhood and not far from San Marco and downtown Southbank.

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