City Council Awards Application in Unanimous 7-0 Vote
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — December 6, 2022 — Trevato Development Group received approval for its revised rezoning and land use applications for the property located at 101944 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach by the City of Jacksonville Beach City Council on November 7, 2022.
The revised land use application for a mixed-use neighborhood center, originally submitted in October of 2021, proposed increasing the conservation and recreation area from 6.83 acres to 19.43 acres and reducing the planned lands zoned for Community Commercial and Low Density Residential use by half. Over the course of a year, Trevato worked with the City of Jacksonville Beach planning department staff and held community meetings to gather feedback on the project. The development group made revisions to the original application based on recommendations by the City of Jacksonville Beach and community members. The final revisions were presented to the City of Jacksonville Beach City Council, and the governing body approved both applications in a unanimous 7-0 vote, as covered by First Coast News.
“It was important to us, as a Jacksonville Beach-based company, to work in partnership with our community,” said Katelyn Taylor, Director of Operations and Portfolio for Trevato Development Group. “We are appreciative of the City of Jacksonville Beach staff for working with us to create an improved project for all parties.” The revised application resulted in approximately 43 acres of open space and conservation land, comprising 80 percent of the property. As covered by the Jax Daily Record, the mixed-use development will consist of 385 market rate residential units and 30 affordable housing rate units with 1,800 square feet of retail space designated for a coffee shop or restaurant. The architectural design will be inspired by Alys Beach, a luxury beach community located in the Florida panhandle region. An easement on the property was provided to the City of Jacksonville Beach by Trevato for a welcome sign to mark the entrance to Jacksonville Beach once crossing the Intracoastal Waterway. As reported by the Jacksonville Daily Record, the plans also include a viewing platform with available connection by the city to the public right-of-way — providing a vista of the conservation area that will be open for the community to enjoy.
This development will be Trevato’s sixth project in Northeast Florida’s coastal community, where the company is headquartered. Other projects by the Jacksonville Beach-based group include The Gallery, a mixed-use development that reactivated the former J. Johnson Gallery along the First St. N. and Fourth Ave. corridor, and the new O-Ku restaurant; a mixed-use development at 704 First St. N., the former location of the Dolphin Depot; a property at 502 1st Street N.; the renovation of 200 First Street N., home to Surfer the Bar and Rip Curl; and the Winn Dixie located at 290 Solano Rd. in Ponte Vedra Beach.
About Trevato Development Group Founded in 2016, Trevato Development Group is a privately held real estate investment and development company that is dedicated to creating high-quality projects with a focus inspired by successful comparables in larger up-and-coming cities. Based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Trevato embraces local character combined with new and innovative experiences that promote walkability and a vibrant sense of place. To learn more, visit trevatogroup.com.